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Parc National, Guadeloupe
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Scenic road

If you have a car, I would take the drive. We had to pull over when it started pouring, but if you... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
103Katherine
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Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey
Nice run

A nice diversion from the beach passing mountain scenery, waterfalls, well maintained road with... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Charles F
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Newtown, United Kingdom
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Take a scenic drive through the mountains and feast your eyes on the tropical landscape of the Caribbean.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good53%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“de la” (6 reviews)
“nice stops” (3 reviews)
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Parc National, Guadeloupe
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have a car, I would take the drive. We had to pull over when it started pouring, but if you take your time with the twists and turns, you'll be able to see a vastly different part of the island. It's a beautiful...More

Thank 103Katherine
Reviewed 11 September 2017

A nice diversion from the beach passing mountain scenery, waterfalls, well maintained road with good grip in wet conditions, a good route over to the coast.

Thank Charles F
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This road starts in Point au Pitre and crosses the island of Basse Terre. It winds through rain forest and there are plenty of nice stops. The road itself is beautiful even if you don't stop. We just loved maison de la foret!

1  Thank Anette12345
Reviewed 16 May 2017

If you have access to a car during your stay in Guadeloupe you should definitely drive this road. It is an interesting drive and there are plenty of places to stop and explore along the way, including Cascade des Ecrevisses.

Thank IanInSouthport
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Especially if you're still adjusting to your standard shift car, but quite beautiful and the short walk to the waterfall, Cascade des Ecrivisses, is worthwhile.

Thank si101503
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Scenic drive between Pointe a Pitre and Bouillante.The vegetation was lush and peaceful. Worth stopping and taking a hike.

Thank honeym_11
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Nice scenic drive to go to the west of Basse Terre with enjoyable stops along the way (we stopped to the cascade des ecrevisses). The road was not bad at all if you go slowly (which allows you to enjoy your surroundings as well). There...More

Thank HoneyBeeDC
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Although there are not too many viewpoints, the road itself is fun. You drive up into the mountains and see a different climate than the rest of the island - different trees and landscape. It is quite fun and a little scary, but no more...More

Thank packedlite
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I'm not sure why people find this road scary. Based on reviews, I was expecting much worse - having driven all over Central America, not to mention lots of pretty scary roads in American national parks this was a piece of cake! Yes, it's windy...More

1  Thank yogiglo
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Escape the crowds of Grande Terre, a few km and you're on the road through the rainforest hills - big, lush and as green as you like! Park up put your trek shoes on and head off up a tail or two, well marked, get...More

Thank CnLToscana
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