Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe
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Climate & Best time to visit Basse-Terre

Climate in Basse-Terre:

Best time to visit Basse-Terre:

December to May (Dry Season/High Season):

  • This period is considered the best time to visit Guadeloupe. The weather is dry, sunny, and comfortable, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-80s Fahrenheit (24-30°C). It's perfect for beach vacations, water sports, and exploring the islands. You'll experience less rainfall and more predictable weather during this time. However, it's also the high season, so prices for accommodations and activities may be higher.

June to November (Rainy Season/Low Season):

  • The rainy season in Guadeloupe brings warmer temperatures and increased humidity, along with occasional heavy rain showers and tropical storms. While the rainfall can be substantial, it typically doesn't last all day. This is the low season, offering lower prices on accommodations and fewer tourists. It's a great time for budget-conscious travelers and those seeking a quieter experience. The landscape is lush and vibrant during these months.

September and October (Peak of Hurricane Season):

  • These months mark the peak of the hurricane season in the Caribbean, including Guadeloupe. While the islands are not as frequently affected by hurricanes as some other destinations, there's still a risk. Traveling during this period requires careful monitoring of weather updates.

Specific Interests:

  • If you're interested in water sports like windsurfing and kiteboarding, the windy months of December to April are ideal. For diving enthusiasts, the underwater visibility is excellent during the dry season.

Money & Prices

Currency in Guadeloupe:

Euro (EUR)

How expensive is a trip to Basse-Terre?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
21.22 USD
Fast food meal:
13.91 USD
Mid-range meal:
32.91 USD
Bottle of water:
0.39 USD
Soft drink:
2.36 USD
6.31 USD
Local Beer:
6.90 USD
Public transport - one way ticket:
2.13 USD
Taxi - 1km:
2.38 USD
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

General information

Guadeloupe general information:

Voltage: 230 V, Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Type C (European 2-pin)
  • Type E (French 2-pin)

Visa & Travel Requirements

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