Grosse Corde (west)

Grosse Corde (west)

Relaxation area
River and waterfall
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A relatively easy walk to a warm pool right at the heart of luxuriant vegetation. The site will be a hit with adults and children alike.

4 points of interest

  • Information board


    When you arrive at the gate, go round it to the left and follow the yellow markings on the path (don't turn towards the right along the river).
  • Information board


    Steps making it easy to walk in the forest.
  • River and waterfall

    Little waterfall

    A small waterfall on the left bank of the Rivière Grosse Corde with a little pool below it.
  • Area of relaxation

    Warm pool

    A warm pool on the Rivière Grosse Corde (western side) that is very popular with locals and hikers.


At the bend before the Rivière Grosse Corde bridge, take the path into the forest heading west. Go past the steps and you arrive at the old gate. Make sure you go to the left and then continue in the forest. The warm pool is near the little waterfall. Take a break here, then come back the same way to the car park.
  • Departure : Just before the bridge over the River Grosse Corde
  • Arrival : Just before the bridge over the River Grosse Corde
  • Towns crossed : Capesterre-Belle-Eau

Altimetric profile


In this natural setting, you should be particularly careful and alert, since Guadeloupe is subject to natural risks. It is vital to act in a responsible way, so that everyone can enjoy the hike!
Be careful when water levels are high!
Please note: unsupervised car parks and swimming.
Is in the midst of the park
The national park is an unrestricted natural area but subjected to regulations which must be known by all visitors.

Information desks

Reception area of Les Chutes du Carbet

terminus de la RD4 , route de l'Habituée, 97130 Capesterre-Belle-Eau

Opening hours :

  • In low season (May 1st to June 30th, September 1st to October 31th) : daily from 7.00 am to 1.00 pm.
  • In high season (November 1st to April 30th, July 1st to August 31th : daily from 7.00 am to 4.30 pm.

Services : reception centre, shop, toilets, parking, picnic area. The promontory of the reception area is accessible to people with reduced mobility.

In exchange for the services provided on the site, a financial contribution is requested to visitors (prices 06/2023 to 05/2024) :

  • Adults : 5.45 € / pers.
  • Children (- 12 years) : 3.30 € / pers.
  • Families (2 adults + 2 children): 7.60 €
  • Groups adults (from 8 pers.) : 3.80 € / pers.
  • Groups children (from 8 pers.) : 1,65€ / pers.
  • One-year access card : 8.75 € / pers.

GPS location : Lat: 16,04198 N - Lng: 61,63822 W.

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Access and parking

GPS starting point: Lat: 16,03700°N - Long: 61,63862°W.
On the RN1 road, from Saint-Sauveur (between Bananier and the town of Capesterre-Belle-Eau), turn towards the Carbet Falls. Continue along the D4 road. The road is steep and winding in the forest. Go past the Grand Etang car park, carry on and go past the little bridge over the Tonnelle Ravine. Continue until you get to a descent with bamboo trees on the right-hand side (before arriving at the Rivière Grosse Corde bridge). Park here.

Parking :

Chutes du Carbet welcome area


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