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Discover Guadelopue with Vivitravels. It is an insular country lapped by the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It boasts several breath-taking landscapes.
Guadeloupe is an island belonging to the archipelago of the Lesser Antilles, it is an oversea region of France. It is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Caribbean Sea to the west.
Guadeloupe consists in two islands divided by a natural narrow sea channel, called Salt River. The westernmost island is called Basse-Terre, it boasts more mountains and is covered by tropical rainforests and banana trees. The easternmost island is called Grande-Terre and is characterized by wide plains with sugar cane plantations.
The weather shows an average yearly temperature of 25° C, it is always mitigated by the wind. Thanks to the regular climate the trees remain green during the whole year, decorating the evocative alleys of the island.
The marine flora is rich in colourful fish and shellfishes. The sea surrounding Guadeloupe represents a corner of paradise for scuba diving lovers. Among the most beautiful beaches there are Anse à la Gourde, a coral beach; Sainte-Anne and Saint-François, long sweeps of white sandy beaches, Port-Louis, suitable for every kind of water activity, or also the beaches located on the island of Marie-Galante. They are intimate and unspolt because they haven't yet become destinations of massive tourism.
Moreover, unmissable is also the Parc National de la Guadeloupe, a large forestal reserve which hosts a big part of local vegetation. Or the climb to the peak of the volcano La Soufrière, 1467 meters high.
The economy of Guadeloupe is mainly based on tourism. The island attracts many tourists from the entire world very year. Its flagships are the natural beauties and the amazing landscapes, but do not miss the artistic and cultural points of interest, such as Pointe-à-Pitre, the economic hub, which still preserves colonial architectures dating back to the 19th century, or the original Rhum Museum, and the market of spices and handicrafts in the pictoresque Place de la Victoire.