If you make the time for one thing on your trip to Basse-Terre, it has to be the Guadeloupe National Park - easily accessible by car. This lush rainforest is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including some rare and endangered species. Avian enthusiasts will be delighted by the sightings they are sure to have along the coastline. Egrets, frigates and hummingbird abound! Walks along the cobbled paths are certain to reveal all manner of creature -- don't be surprised if you spot a mongoose, pelican, and sea turtle in the same day!
If you don't want to risk running into any furry creepy crawlies (there are an abundance of beautiful spiders on the island which many people travel to see), there is plenty to be done right in town. Animal lovers can get their fix at the Zoological and Botanical Park, part of a massive garden on the banks of La Rivière-aux-Herbes. Or if you prefer to explore the island's architecture, the 19th century Cathedral of Saint-Pierre-et-Saint Paul is certain to impress.
A private vehicle is the preferred way to explore this charming island. Renting a car in Basse-Terre will allow you to explore at your own pace, without worrying about where to find public transportation, or keeping track of how much you spend on a cab. Book your car rental in Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe online with Auto Europe or call our toll free number at 888-223-5555. Our representatives are friendly and knowledgeable, and we are standing by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you. When you book your rental car with us you can expect superior customer service before, during, and after your rental, and you'll also enjoy the best rates in the industry. We look forward to serving you!