- Hiking, Zoos and Aquariums Type
- 2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
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A wildlife-lover's paradise, Basse-Terre's Parc Zoologique et Botanique de la Guadeloupe (Zoological and Botanical Park of Guadeloupe) boasts rare and endangered species, including Ti raccoons, iguanas, and parrots. For a bird's-eye view of tropical flora and fauna, stroll across the park's tree top walks (suspended bridges elevated over 65 feet above the ground). If you would prefer to stay grounded, stroll through the serene botanical garden, which features wild orchids and flamboyant tropical trees.
Most travelers agree Guadeloupe National Park is Basse-Terre's main attraction, and the zoo serves as an extra bonus for hikers. "This zoo is more like a tropical forest hike with animals on the side," explains one TripAdvisor user.
You'll find Parc Zoologique et Botanique de la Guadeloupe located inside the Parc National de la Guadeloupe along the route de la Traversée (D 23) in Basse-Terre. The park welcomes visitors daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with last admission at 4:30 p.m. Park entrance costs €14.50 EUR (or $19 USD) for adults and €8.50 EUR (about $11 USD) for children ages three through 12; children ages three and under can enter for free. If you would like to explore many sites within the park, consider purchasing a nature pass for €22.50 EUR (approximately $29.50 USD), which grants access to the zoo, an aquarium, and Chutes de Carbet (the park's three tallest and most impressive waterfalls). For additional information, consult the zoo and botanical garden's official website (written in French).