Activities in Basse-Terre

Your stay in the guest house will allow you to discover another face of Guadeloupe, more authentic, nestled in the tropical forest of the National Park. The area of Vernou, on Basse-Terre, is on a mountainside. Located between two rivers, it is at the foot of the National Park on the mythical road of the Traversée, well known by hikers.

The cooler climate of this part of Guadeloupe is more conducive to hiking and sports activities and will delight visitors seeking a return to nature in the heart of the departmental forest covering an area of over 27,000 hectares.

Couple on a trekking day in tropical forest

Water lovers will enjoy for example the jumping of the Lizard, the Quiock River or the Cascade aux Ecrevisses, all of which are unmissable and easily accessible on foot. These sites worthy of the most beautiful postcards will be the ideal reward after a hike, for example...

In this respect, there is no lack of hiking trails either: the tropical forest offers different itineraries that will allow you to discover the Mamelle de Petit-Bourg and the Mamelle de Pigeon, two excursions on the route de la Traversée.

For families with young children, or simply those who want more accessible walks, visit the Maison de la Forêt, organize a picnic on the site of Bras-David or discover the furry and feathered inhabitants of the rainforest at the Udder Zoo.

It is the same route that crosses Basse-Terre from east to west; it is the major axis of the National Park and will allow you to easily access the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Caribbean Sea on the other.


Vernou's strategic geographical location will give you easy access to the magnificent coasts and beaches of Deshaies, as well as to its Botanical Park. The coastline of Guadeloupe, and of Basse-Terre in particular, offers breathtaking protected landscapes.

Divers will not be outdone: Guadeloupe offers some very popular spots such as the Cousteau reserve, near the beach of Malendure. This area of more than 1000 hectares is a treasure for the aquatic fauna and flora; discover turtles, corals, tropical fish in a 28° water temperature which will reserve you many other surprises.