Got your plane ticket in your hand and your bags packed and ready to go? Read on for a few basic Basse-Terre tips before you set your foot out the door.
Bouillante is 10 miles (16 kilometers) to the north. Pointe-Noire, another noteworthy area, is 16 miles (26 kilometers) away.
This corner of Guadeloupe has a population of around 11,000 residents, some of whom will surely be happy to offer you some insightful travel tips.
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Flying into Pointe-a-Pitre International Airport (PTP)? Once you hop off the aircraft, the center of Basse-Terre is about 25 miles (40 kilometers) southwest away. Hail down a taxi and enjoy the journey — your adventure is just beginning!
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Get out of Pointe-a-Pitre International Airport just minutes after landing by renting a ride from an office right near the terminal. Enterprise and Alamo Rent A Car are both a short walk away.
Head out to Hertz and you'll be navigating the busy streets in no time. They are located at Zl Les Peres Blancs, just 1 mile (2 kilometers) from the middle of the city.
Frequented for public worship and private prayer, Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Guadeloupe is a notable religious landmark. That being said, you need not be a regular church-goer to appreciate this calming space. Seeking some more options? Fort Louis Delgres guarded the region from attackers for generations. Head to this striking battlement and discover what went on behind its walls. And that's not all there is. Christophe Columb Memorial stands as a proud reminder of history. Discover why this tribute was erected and better understand local heritage and achievements.
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Traveling to Basse-Terre? Why not try out an In the Footsteps of Christopher Columbus Tour? After all, travel's all about spontaneous decisions!
If you've explored the best of Basse-Terre already, don't worry! Just 16 miles (26 kilometers) away is Pointe-Noire, and you definitely won't be bored here. Plage des Caraibes is a great place to start learning the story of the area. Plage de la Malendure and the Deshaies Botanical Garden shouldn't be missed either. Baie-Mahault is another neighboring destination located just 19 miles (31 kilometers) away. Make your way here for attractions like Destreland, Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul and the Musee Saint-John Perse.
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