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Guadeloupe in July

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Discovering Pointe des Châteaux in Saint-François, Guadeloupe © Credits source : Canva

Fancy a trip to Guadeloupe in July? July is a great month to visit Guadeloupe and enjoy its many attractions. Local festivals and events bring the island to life in July, so don't miss out on the gwo ka festival, All Day in or Créole Jazz!

 With warm temperatures, it's the perfect time to relax on the beaches of Sainte-Anne and Saint-François.

Guadeloupe in July: events and activities not to be missed

The Gwo-Ka Festival in Sainte-Anne

The event 

The Gwo-Ka Festival in Sainte-Anne showcases Gwo-Ka, a traditional Guadeloupean music originating from the sugar cane plantations. For several days, the commune of Saint-Anne resounds to the sound of “ka” drums and traditional songs, offering a festive and convivial atmosphere conducive to exchanges and the celebration of Guadeloupean culture.

Why go there?

By taking part in this festival, you'll have the opportunity to meet local artists, explore the deep roots of “gwo ka” and immerse yourself in a warm, festive atmosphere. Take the opportunity to discover the commune of Sainte-Anne and enjoy an enriching cultural experience within the local community.

All Day In Music Festival

The event

The All Day In Music Festival is an urban and Caribbean music festival taking place in the commune of Le Moule on July 20 and 21, 2024. During the festival, visitors have the opportunity to discover music, dance, art, cooking and other cultural aspects characteristic of Guadeloupe.

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The All Day In Music Festival © Credits source : Bizouk

Why go there?

The All Day In Music Festival is a not-to-be-missed event, offering a unique blend of varied musical genres that promises to captivate all music lovers. Set in the vibrant atmosphere of Guadeloupe, the festival welcomes renowned local and international artists, guaranteeing an unforgettable experience. With food stalls, art installations and enthusiastic crowds, this is not just a festival, but a celebration of culture and community. Don't miss this extraordinary musical journey! 

What to do on site and in the surrounding area?

Le Moule, a commune on the northeast coast of Grande-Terre in Guadeloupe, is renowned for its white sand beaches and rich historical heritage. Le Moule's main attractions include The Autre Bord Beach, a popular spot for surfers and swimmers, and The Anse Maurice Beach, renowned for its calm, shallow waters, ideal for families with children. History buffs can visit the Mémorial Acte, a cultural center dedicated to the history of slavery and the slave trade, and the Edgar Clerc Museum, which traces the history and culture of Guadeloupe.

The Creole Jazz Festival

The Creole Jazz Festival takes place every year at The Creole Beach Resort (Le Gosier, Guadeloupe). On their stage, named The Creole Jazz Club, a breathtaking and eclectic program allows you to enjoy a wide range of Guadeloupean and Caribbean artists.

The Drink and Water Festival

📅 From 05 to 07 July 2024 📍 WTC de Jarry

The Drink and Water Festival is the festival that celebrates the diversity of drink and water in the West Indies. It's an opportunity to showcase local artisans and discover or rediscover the beverage flavors offered by the Guadeloupe territory.

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The Festival of Drink and Water in Guadeloupe © Credits source : Bizouk

The Color Run Festival

📅 July 11 & 12, 2024

📍 Boulevard Général de Gaulle, Le Gosier

Normally celebrated in May, the Color Run Festival will be held exceptionally in July this year. This experience combines sport and festivity, allowing you to enjoy 5 km of colorful fun and a unique moment, with the aim of finishing the race as colorful as possible.

The Crafts and Popular Traditions Forum in Sainte-Anne 

In July, the  Crafts and Popular Traditions Forum showcases the know-how and richness of Guadeloupean culture. Every year, this gathering features exhibitions of local crafts, demonstrations of traditional trades and interactive workshops. Visitors can discover unique creations, meet talented craftspeople, and immerse themselves in the popular traditions of the island of Guadeloupe.

Town festivals: Goyave and Sainte-Anne

In Guadeloupe, patron saint festivals are not-to-be-missed events that honor patron saints. They offer an immersion in local culture, with colorful parades, concerts and a variety of shows. 

Visitors can also enjoy craft markets, stalls selling local culinary specialities, and a variety of family events, making these festivities moments of conviviality and sharing.

In July, you can discover the patron saint festivals of the towns of Goyave and Sainte-Anne.

Public holidays in Guadeloupe in July

National holidays: July 14, 2024

Summer vacations: July 07 to September 01, 2024

Is the weather nice in Guadeloupe in July

In July, Guadeloupe offers pleasant, sunny weather.

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The Castle Point in Guadeloupe © Crédits source : Canva

🌤️ Guadeloupe's weather in July

In July, the weather in Guadeloupe is warm and sunny, with pleasant temperatures and little precipitation.

🌧️ Does it rain in July in Guadeloupe?

In July, rainfall in Guadeloupe is low, with occasional short showers. However, these showers are often quick and followed by sunny spells, which do not significantly hinder outdoor activities.

🌡️ Average temperatures in Guadeloupe in July

July temperatures in Guadeloupe range from 25°C to 31°C, with daytime highs exceeding 30°C. Nights are mild, with temperatures rarely dipping below 24°C.

🌊 Seawater temperatures in July in Guadeloupe

Seawater temperatures in Guadeloupe in July generally oscillate between 27°C and 29°C.

7 places to visit in Guadeloupe in July 

In Guadeloupe, a multitude of activities await you in July!

You'll have the opportunity to explore numerous natural, cultural and historical sites. Whether you're looking for relaxation or adventure, you're sure to find what you're looking for. Thanks to our in-depth knowledge of the island, we've selected 7 must-see places on the archipelago. These are not to be missed on your Guadeloupe vacation.

The Coffee Museum

Located at the Forest House in Capesterre-Belle-Eau, this museum traces the history of coffee growing in Guadeloupe, offering visitors a fascinating perspective on the importance of this industry to the island.

Garden of the Côte Sous-le-Vent residence

Nestled in the commune of Bouillante, this botanical garden offers a stroll through lush vegetation and an impressive collection of tropical plants, set against a spectacular backdrop of the Caribbean Sea.

The Bielle Distillery

Located in Grand-Bourg-Marie-Galante, this distillery produces world-renowned agricultural rum. Visitors can learn about the rum-making process and taste different varieties on guided tours.

Caves of Zévallos

Explore the natural caves located in Petit-Bourg, where you can admire fascinating rock formations and impressive stalactites on guided tours.

The Basse-Terre steps

Explore the city of Basse-Terre, the administrative capital of Guadeloupe, and discover its colonial architecture, lively markets and historic sites, such as the Cathedral of Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul and the Governor's Palace.

The House of Banana

Located in Trois-Rivières, this exhibition house invites you to discover the history and culture of bananas in Guadeloupe. You can learn more about the different varieties of banana grown on the island and taste products made from this emblematic fruit.

The Guadeloupe Zoo

Located in Bouillante, this wildlife park is home to a wide variety of animals from the Caribbean and beyond. You can observe monkeys, reptiles, exotic birds and many other species, in an environment close to their natural habitat.

Fruits and vegetables in season in July in Guadeloupe

In July, succumb to the delights of Guadeloupe's local produce by savoring seasonal fruits and vegetables. Here's a selection of the treasures you can enjoy this month:

🥑 Fruits in season in July in Guadeloupe

  • Spondias Mombin: also known as prunelle, mombin or jocote. Oval to round in shape, its color varies from yellow to red depending on ripeness. 

  • Watermelon: is often eaten raw, sliced or diced, especially during the hot summer months, due to its high water content which helps hydration.

🥔 July l vegetables in Guadeloupe

  • Okra: appreciated for its unique mucilaginous texture when cooked, as well as for its subtle eggplant-like flavor.

  • Sweet potatoes: change color according to variety, ranging from white to yellow, orange and purple. They are rich in nutrients, including vitamins A and C, fiber and antioxidants.

  • Massissi: has a sweet, crunchy flavor, slightly different from that of ordinary cucumbers. Some people describe it as having a sweeter taste and firmer texture.

Guadeloupe: what to pack in July?

When traveling to Guadeloupe in July, don't forget to pack the following essentials in your luggage:

  • Sunglasses to protect you from intense UV rays.

  • Seabed-friendly sunscreen to protect your skin and the marine ecosystem.

  • A hat to protect you from the sun.

  • Hiking shoes to explore the island's trails.

  • Mosquito repellent to protect you from insects.

What to wear in July in Guadeloupe 

In June in Guadeloupe, we recommend light, comfortable outfits such as T-shirts, shorts, skirts and dresses. It's also a good idea to add a light jacket or sweater to your wardrobe for those evenings when the chill may be felt.

Need a vehicle to explore Guadeloupe in July?

You can count on us! Wide choice, new and clean vehicles, professionalism: we're ready to welcome you. 

🚗♻️ Remember to drive responsibly and give priority to carpooling.

Martinique in August is also an experience not to be missed!

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