Pointe à Bacchus
6 points of interest
Persea americana, the avocado pear, is a fruit tree native to tropical America. The avocado is a very nutritious fruit and easy to digest. Whether eating the fruit directly or in the form of a herbal infusion, there are countless health benefits to enjoying avocados.
Several views over Le Petit Cul-de-Sac Marin from this spot.
Anacardium occidentale or the cashew tree has white and pink blossom. The fruit is made into cashew nuts and cashew oil.
PanoramaFrom this spot, a breathtaking view to the west over the Basse-Terre mountain chain.
White mangroveIf you look closely, you will see two small glands at the base of the leaf. They eliminate the salt the plant takes in with brackish water.
Kapok treeThe fruits of the kapok tree contain a kind of white fluff, also known as kapok.
In Guadeloupe, unlike in other regions and countries, the kapok tree has a very mysterious aspect that has made it the theme of superstitious beliefs. Many legends are associated with it, involving "soucougnans" (vampires) and ghosts. The tree is also linked to the period of slavery, since uncooperative slaves were hanged from the branches.
Take the 2nd on the right, following the Hiking ("Rando") symbol.
Turn right, and you will arrive at the viewpoint over the Petit Cul de Sac; follow the curve and the slight descent (building on the right).
Then turn right alongside the mangrove forest. Turn left. At the summit, turn right.
At the intersection, continue straight ahead. After the descent, at the intersection, turn right.
Go straight ahead until you return to your starting point.
- Departure : Droits de L'Homme school, Petit-Bourg.
- Arrival : Droits de L'Homme school, Petit-Bourg.
- Towns crossed : Petit-Bourg
Always stay alert, you might come across mountain bikers, joggers, etc.
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!
Please note: unsupervised car parks.
Access and parking
Arriving from Pointe à Pitre:
Take the N1 road towards Petit-Bourg. Take the exit D31. Pass the bridge and take the D33. Turn left onto Rue du Lycée. Take the 3rd exit at the roundabout.
Park near the Pointe à Bacchus sign.
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