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Driving in Guadeloupe

Speed Limits
Motorways: 68mph
Open Roads: 55mph
Urban Areas: 31mp

Minimum Driver age: 18

Minimum Driver age for Rentals: 21

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Seatbelts: Compulsory for both front and rear-seat passengers

General driving information: Driving conditions in Guadeloupe can be hazardous. Children under 12 are not allowed to travel in the front seats of cars. Driving is on the right hand side of the road. After 20 days, an International Driving Permit is required.

Airport Locations

  • Point a Pitre Airport

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The island of Guadeloupe was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493 and is part of the Caribbean. The other islands belonging to the archipelago of Guadeloupe include Les Saintes, La Désirade, Petite Terre, Marie Galante. Saint Martin and Saint Barth.

Apart from the hotel beaches there are about 50 other beaches beaches that can be found at the end of dirt roads, some of them only reachable by foot. Each little bay has its own character and spirit, glorious white sand on Grande-Terre, golden brown sand on the leeward coast and black sand from the vulcano on the westend of Basse-Terre. Unlike many other tropical countries, the variety of the animal life in Guadeloupe is limited. But because of this there are no poisonous and dangerous animals (mosquitos and scolopendra are the worst that you will put up with).

Must See in Guadeloupe

The National Park of Guadeloupe

Here with around 300km of marked trails - so called "traces" - within the mountains of Basse-Terre you can go into the center of one of the most beautiful rain forests of the Lesser Antilles, where you can explore the world of tropical animals and plants.

Carbet Waterfalls

Although you can only get to these waterfalls by foot, easy access is gained from Capesterre-Belle-Eau, in the village Saint-Sauveur. In little over 1/2 an hour you will reach the second waterfall cascading down 110m. The trail is easy to follow and well looked after.

Dates for Your Diary

Carnival

Carnival starts on Epiphany and continues to the end of the evening of Ash Wednesday. You can attend beauty contests, join in on the parades by foot and watch the fabulous floats, costumes, dances and musical contests. There is also a special Children's parade. In fact if travelling in Guadeloupe from January you will often see disguised groups rehearsing in the streets, singing, dancing.