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Visit Guadeloupe in the Caribbean
Above: Port of Guadeloupe Island in the Caribbean.

About the island

Guadeloupe comprises five islands: Basse-Terre, Grande-Terre with the adjacent islands of La Désirade, Les Saintes and Marie-Galante.

Guadeloupe's culture is probably best known for the islanders' literary achievements.

The economy of Guadeloupe depends on tourism, agriculture, light industry, and services. It also depends on France for large subsidies and imports.

Capital: Basse-Terre
Location: Guadeloupe is a Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Puerto Rico
Size: 687 square miles (1,780 square km), 10 times the size of Washington, DC
Population: 448,713
Language: French (official) 99%, Creole patois
Climate: Subtropical tempered by trade winds; moderately high humidity
Terrain: Basse-Terre is volcanic in origin with interior mountains; Grande-Terre is low limestone formation; most of the seven other islands are volcanic in origin. The highest point on the island is Soufriere at 4,868 feet (1,484 meters).
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Tourism info:
Getting there from Miami: Guadeloupe is located 1,371 miles (2,207 km) from Miami, FL. The easiest way to visit the Island is to fly.


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Travel Requirement: Beginning Jan 1, 2008, the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative requires all U.S. citizens, citizens of the British Territory of Bermuda, and citizens of Canada and Mexico visiting Aruba to have a passport or other secure document that establishes the bearer’s nationality to enter or re-enter the United States.


You can explore the island on a jeep safari tour, visit the national park for hiking and mountain biking, take a quadracer tour, or rent a jeep or scooter and go cruising for a day.

If you like the ocean, you can swim, snorkel, dive, sail, go fishing, try snuba or seatrek, parasailing, banana boating or any of the many sea activities available.

See a birds eye view of the region with our Google Caribbean Map.

Getting around

Guadeloupe Airport is Guadeloupe Pole Caribes, 97139 Les Abymes. Phone: (590) 0590 21 14 00; (590) 0590 21 14 72

Car rentals and taxi service is available on the island. Although metered rates vary, they are reasonable and are fixed by law. Bicycles and scooters are also available for rent at most popular tourist centers.

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United State diplomatic representation

Consulate of Guadeloupe
4101 Reservoir Road, N.W. Washington D.C. 20007
Phone: (202) 944 6195
Fax: (202) 944 6148

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