When December arrives, many of the world's destinations are decked out in their finest Christmas decorations, bustling markets and winter festivities. However, there's one corner of paradise where the palm trees still sway gently and the sun shines brightly: Guadeloupe. The last month of the year is an excellent time to visit the archipelago. It's not for nothing that many tourists from all over the world flock to this destination at this time of year. Take advantage of this time of year to spend the festive season in a festive atmosphere! This French Caribbean island offers a unique experience for travelers looking to escape the winter chill while enjoying the magic of the festive season. Here's why Guadeloupe in December is a dream destination.
December marks the start of the high tourist season in Guadeloupe. The pleasant, constant temperatures, generally between 24°C and 30°C, make it the perfect destination for escaping the winter chill. You can relax on the white sandy beaches, or hike through the lush rainforest, all under a radiant sun. There's virtually no risk of tropical storms in December, ensuring stable weather conditions to make the most of your vacation.
December weather in Guadeloupe is mild, with some of the most pleasant temperatures of the year. The mercury rises to an average of 30 degrees during the day. At night, temperatures oscillate between 19 degrees and 24 degrees, so your sleep won't be affected by the climate. Water temperature The sea in Guadeloupe is warm all year round, with an average temperature of 27° in December. Take advantage of this to indulge in the pleasures of swimming, diving, snorkeling, surfing or any other nautical activity on the island's numerous spots.
As December is at the start of the dry season, it is one of the months with the lowest rainfall of the year. Average rainfall is 135 mm over 16 days. By way of comparison, in September (at the height of the rainy season), rainfall is 235 mm over 17 days, and in February (at the height of the dry season), rainfall is just 65 mm over 12 days.
In December, there are countless things to do in Guadeloupe! Cultural visits, hiking, shopping, lounging, water sports and more. The choice is yours.
As you'll have gathered, the weather in Guadeloupe in December is ideal for spending the day at the beach! The island boasts a multitude of coves, so wherever you are on the island, you'll find one nearby. Some are particularly famous for their idyllic setting, such as Plage de la Caravelle, Anse du Souffleur and Plage des Raisins Clairs. Check out our top 5 most beautiful beaches in Guadeloupe! As far as water sports are concerned, December lends itself well to them. Treat yourself to sensations and wonderful memories:
Guadeloupe's landscapes are admirable, and the island's lush nature is bewitching. With December's fine weather, take to the hiking trails to enjoy breathtaking panoramic views and immerse yourself in the rainforest. Discover the Carbet Falls, climb the Soufrière, cross Basse-Terre on the Route de la Traversée and stop off at the Maison de la Fôret... There are so many places to discover, you'll have to make a choice! To save time on your travels, don't hesitate to rent a car in Guadeloupe.
There are many museums to discover and visit in Guadeloupe. Some, like the Mémorial Acte (a museum dedicated to slavery in Guadeloupe), are a must-see and bear witness to the island's history. Here's a list of other Guadeloupean museums to visit if you have the time during your visit in December:
The Schœlcher Museum, in Pointe-à-Pitre
The Saint-John-Perse museum, in Pointe-à-Pitre
The Edgar-Clerc museum in Le Moule
The Ecomuseum of Marie Galante
The Creole Ecomuseum of Guadeloupe, in Sainte-Rose
The rum museum, in Sainte-Rose
The coffee museum, in Vieux-Habitants
The shell museum, in Pointe-Noire
The museum of the seed, in Trois-Rivières
The cane museum, in Port-Louis
The museum of Guadeloupe, in Basse-Terre
The museum costumes and traditions of Guadeloupe
The museum of photography in Gourbeyre
The Gerty-Archimède museum in Basse-Terre
The museum L'Herminier in Pointe-à-Pitre
House of the forest on the road of the Crossing
House of wood in Pointe-Noire
House of cocoa in Pointe-Noire
House of coffee in Vieux-Habitants
House of bananas in Trois-Rivières
Coconut house in Saint-François
Spending part of December in Guadeloupe is an opportunity to rediscover Christmas. For people in mainland France, Christmas is synonymous with snow, fir trees and warm clothes. For a Guadeloupean, Christmas is celebrated under the sun, in light clothing, under coconut palms and in a festive atmosphere! With the Chanté Nwel, traditional carols take on Creole accents and invite dancing and merriment in every town and village on the island. Christmas markets, known as "advent markets", offer a variety of local products, crafts and traditional Creole Christmas dishes such as boudin, jambon de noël and punch coco. The local population is known for its generosity and hospitality, and you'll be welcomed with open arms to celebrate the festive season together in Guadeloupe. Interested in visiting Guadeloupe over Christmas? Read our article, and we'll tell you all about it!
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