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Basse-Terre, Region Guadeloupe, Guadeloupe

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How much money will you need for your trip to Basse-Terre? You should plan to spend around €121 ($126) per day on your vacation in Basse-Terre, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, €37 ($38) on meals for one day and €6.40 ($6.67) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Basse-Terre for a couple is €143 ($149). So, a trip to Basse-Terre for two people for one week costs on average €1,693 ($1,763). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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A vacation to Basse-Terre for one week usually costs around €846 for one person. So, a trip to Basse-Terre for two people costs around €1,693 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs €3,385 in Basse-Terre. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Basse-Terre can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

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How much does a trip to Basse-Terre cost? Is Basse-Terre expensive? The average Basse-Terre trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Basse-Terre prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Basse-Terre
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Basse-Terre is €72. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Basse-Terre is €143.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotels in Basse-Terre

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Transportation Budget in Basse-Terre
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Basse-Terre is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €6.40 per person, per day, on local transportation in Basse-Terre.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Basse-Terre
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Rental Cars in Basse-Terre
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Food Budget in Basse-Terre
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  • While meal prices in Basse-Terre can vary, the average cost of food in Basse-Terre is €37 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Basse-Terre should cost around €15 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Basse-Terre is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Basse-Terre
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  • Entertainment and activities in Basse-Terre typically cost an average of €37 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Alcohol Budget in Basse-Terre
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  • The average person spends about €10 on alcoholic beverages in Basse-Terre per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Basse-Terre On a Budget
In Guadeloupe there is Basse Terre the city and Basse-Terre the island - the city is the capital of Guadeloupe, and the island is Guadeloupe's western half of the main island. As a whole, the place is very green, featuring lush vegetation and a mountainous landscape with a sulfuric volcano.
One of the most sought-after attractions of the Basse Terre island is Guadeloupe National Park. The park lies amidst the island's verdant mountain landscape, encapsulating a 74,100-acre rainforest filled with picturesque walking trails. These trails offer paths of all lengths and difficulties, often taking hikers past beautiful forest foliage, striking waterfalls, and the summit of La Soufrière volcano. There is also a scenic 16-mile road that cuts through the forest; it is called the Route de la Traversee.

Basse Terre the city is a location for historic sightseeing. Fort Delgres, for example, built in the 17th and 18th centuries, was a center of resistance in Guadeloupe to the re-establishment of slavery in 1802. The thick stone building overlooks the sea with a view of the island's Caribbean mountains. There is also plenty of Caribbean architecture to be admired in the city, and a thriving market that takes place in the mornings from Monday to Saturday. For rum enthusiasts, a visit to the Bologne distillery might be in order. The distillery offers guided tours of its plant, as well as a tasting at the end of the tour.
Around the island of Basse Terre, visitors can still find numerous fishing villages and banana plantations along the shoreline and inland. The northwest coast, especially between Bouillante and Grande-Anse, is particularly scenic. The road along this route twists and turns up steep hills shaded with thick vegetation and then drops down along beautiful bays and colorful seaside towns. The island is also home to the city of Basse Terre, which is the capital of Guadeloupe as well as the second largest city behind Pointe-a-Pitre (located on Grande Terre). The city itself is an example of quiet charm and historic monuments. Its seafront is home to a renowned covered market selling fruit, vegetables, spices, punch, flavored rums, and other local produce.

The town of Bouillante, meaning "boiling," comes from its hot springs. These pools offer a popular attraction for visitors to experience, as does the nearby Pigeon Island which has great opportunities for diving and snorkeling. Boats for this kind of excursion leave from Plage de Malendure. There are also plenty of beaches for seaside lounging or swimming, while the national park offers trails of all difficulties for hiking and admiring island scenery.

Other activities include historic sightseeing of the city and surrounding towns on the island, as well as tours of plantations and local distilleries.
Food and Dining
Located in the West French Indies, Basse Terre, like the rest of Guadeloupe, has a mix of culinary influences from France, India, and Africa. As a result, the entire archipelago is especially renowned for Creole delicacies, Caribbean staples, and French classics. Fresh seafood provides many of the main ingredients with items like mahi mahi, conch, land crab, and Caribbean lobster. Also popular is a kind of curry, known as Colombo in the French Antilles. This Creole dish is more reminiscent of a stew than a typical curry and is generally concocted with Colombo powder, a mix of cumin, turmeric, coriander and cloves, all tossed with vegetables and meat or seafood. There are also a number of tasty street foods some of which include bokit and accras. Bokit usually consists of two pieces of deep-fried ‘bread' stuffed with meats, cheeses, and a vinegar-based sauce, while accras are a kind of fried fritter typically filled with cod, lobster, or shrimp. Other specialties include coconut sorbet, fresh-squeezed fruit juices, and a rum-based cocktail called Ti' Punch. Plenty of restaurants and other food vendors can be found in the city of Basse Terre.

Flying into Basse Terre is probably best done by arranging a flight to Pointe-a-Pitre International Airport (or Le Raizet Airport), located on the island of Grande Terre just adjacent to Basse Terre. It is the main hub for Air Caraibes and Air Antilles Express, and also offers flights from Air France, Air Transat, American Airlines, and Norwegian Air Shuttle, among others.

There is also transportation by boat from many of the neighboring islands, including Martinique, Dominica, and Saint Lucia.

Once arrived, the best way to get around is by rental car or hired taxi. There are some ferries which carry cars from island to island.
1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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Travel Tips

Around the Island

By Bryan in Entertainment
Basse-Terre is the largest of the two main islands that make up Guadeloupe.

Go see the amazing waterfalls in the jungle of Basse-Terre. Some are just a short walk from the parking lot or the road, while others require a multi-hour hike. If you do one of these longer treks to get to one, you'll need to make it a day trip. But you'll be rewarded with stunning views, a beautiful waterfall, and you'll probably have it all to yourself, too.

Check out the tours of the local rum factories and distilleries. They'll let you sample some rum, too. If you buy some, remember to pack it in your checked luggage.

Take a ride on the local bus around the island. You'll meet the locals and see some interesting things that the tourists don't normally get to see. It's cheap, too!

The National Park of Guadeloupe

By backpackguru in Entertainment
The National Park of Guadeloupe (Parc Naturel) has plenty of hiking trails and opportunity for wildlife spoting. It's a great way to experience the rainforest and see waterfalls, tropical plants, and exotic animals. Wander the trails they make their way through the mangroves, along the cliffed coastline, or by beautifully scenic lakes such as the Grand Etang.

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