Discover Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe is a group of Caribbean islands located in the Leeward Islands, in the Lesser Antilles. It is an overseas region of France, consisting of a single overseas department. Guadeloupe is an integral part of France, as are the other overseas departments. Besides Guadeloupe's two islands of Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre, the smaller islands Marie-Galante, La Désirade, and the Îles des Saintesare included in Guadeloupe. As part of France, Guadeloupe is part of the European Union and the Eurozone. However, as an overseas department, Guadeloupe is not part of the Schengen Area.

Useful Info



  • Time
    5 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-5) in winter and GMT-6 in summer.

  • Electricity
    220-240 volts

  • Language
    French, Antillean Creole

  • Currency
    Euro

  • Emergency number
    112

  • Capital
    Basse-Terre

  • Area
    629 square miles

  • Communication (drop down)
    The country code for Guadeloupe is +590.

  • Climate
    The Guadeloupe islands climate is tropical thanks to the influence of the oceans trade winds. The air and water temperatures vary between 24⁰C and 30⁰C. Rainfall is more common in the mountain areas.

  • Public Holidays
    - January 1: New Year's Day
    - Feb 8: Carnival
    - Feb 9: Carnival or Mardi Gras
    - Feb 10: Ash Wednesday
    - March 3: Mi-Careme (Mid-Lent)
    - March 25: Good Friday
    - March 28: Easter Monday
    - May 1: Labour Day
    - May 5: Ascension of Jesus
    - May 8: Victory Day
    - May 15: Pantecote
    - May 16: Whit Monday
    - May 27: Abolition of Slavery
    - July 14: Bastille Day
    - July 21: Victor Schoelcher Day
    - August 15: Assumption of Virgin Mary
    - November 1: All Saints or Hallows Day
    - November 2: All Souls Day
    - November 11: Armistice Day
    - December 9: V.C Bird Day
    - December 25: Christmas Day

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Airport



  • Address
    Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport, Morne mamiel, Les Abymes, 97139, Guadeloupe

  • Facilities
    Airport facilities include a bank, a post office, bars and restaurants, boutiques and duty-free shopping.

  • Internet
    There is a possibility to connect on the WiFi of the airport.

  • Airport taxis
    Airport taxis are available.

  • Airport parking
    There is a possibility to park your car near the airport.

  • Getting to the city
    The Island has a reliable public transportation system.

  • Car rental
    There are many car rental agencies located near the airport.


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