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Le Gosier

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Guadeloupe

Le Gosier - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Guadeloupe

Located near Pointe-à-Pitre, on the south coast of the island of Grande-Terre, the town of Le Gosier, which takes its name from a species of pelican called "grand gosier" (literally meaning "large throat pouch"), is one of the main tourist destinations in the Guadeloupe archipelago. This resort indeed has a warm and lively where leisure activities abound. Sandy beaches, water sports, shops, restaurants, bars, casinos and nightclubs have plenty in store for holidaymakers looking for fun and entertainment!

The lovely sea water pool located at Anse Tabarin is appreciated for swimming, as well as learning sailing and kayaking. The beautiful beaches of pale sand, for their part, are sure to appeal to lovers of relaxation. Lit until 11 pm, Datcha beach in particular is ideal for jogging, water sports or a night swim. Further east, in the direction of Sainte-Anne, the lovely and peaceful beach of Petit-Havre is a peaceful haven that's ideal for swimming, a picnic or a rest in the shade of the trees.

Departing from the dyke near Datcha beach, you can take a shuttle trip to the Gosier islet, located just off the coast of the resort, at any time of day. Highly prized by boaters, this protected site is ideal for a relaxing break or a diving trip with a mask and snorkel.

Every Friday night from 5 pm, the night market, which is held along the two main streets of the town, has many stands selling exotic fruit and vegetables and crafts, all in a cheerful, sociable atmosphere!

Additional information
Le Gosier

Le Gosier is a city of the department of Guadeloupe, the third most populated island. It is located on Grande-Terre, near Pointe-à-Pitre, Abymes and St. Anne. Le Gosier is named Pelican was called in the seventeenth century, large-Gousier.

The town of Gosier is now the most important resort of the whole Guadeloupe, thanks to its marina of 1200 rings and its casino. Attractions to discover in the city are not lacking, and the beaches are popular with tourists from around the world.

heavenly site with its tropical climate and exotic vegetation, the town of Gosier impresses with its many leisure it offers throughout the year.

Things to see and do

Little paradise, the resort town of Gosier dream by turquoise waters, white sand beaches and historic sites to discover while walking in the city.

Le Gosier home to the largest aquarium in the Caribbean, the aquarium of the marina. Created in 1985, it is the most visited museum of the Guadeloupe with its 80 species of fish and 50 species of coral. A Ecotour is also available to visitors to discover the mangroves and the coral reef.

Built in 1759 to defend against English attacks, the Fort Fleur d'Epee is the largest fortification of Grande Terre. Listed historical monument, overlooking the Bay of Gosier. Further, the dreary Union, the fort Louis meanwhile protects the marine Petit Cul-de-sac. Built in 1692, it was classified as an historic monument.

But it is mainly the dream beaches that attract tourists in Gosier. Near Pointe-à-Pitre, they are numerous, whether appointed or not: the beach in Grand Baie, the beach of Bas du Fort, the Hotel Pointe de la Verdure, artificial beach Anse Tabarin, the municipal beach of Dacha facing the islet of Gosier, the beaches of Dampierre, St. Felix, of Salinas, very popular with windsurfers, or that of the cove shaded by Jacques a nice coconut grove.

The islet of Gosier faces, a few hundred meters to the beach of Dacha. Coral island, it is protected by the Conservatoire du Littoral.

Walking through the city, one can discover a commemorative stele of the abolition of slavery, the source of Tom Thumb, or a coastal path from St. Felix to the Salines beach.

The landscaped grounds of Calvary that overcomes the range of Dacha, and the casino are also essential during a stay in Gosier.

Places of interest

Leisure centres

Events and festivities

Every Friday evening, on the heights of the city, offers Le Gosier night market from 17h. We discover the stands of local produce and crafts.

In June, up to Gosier Gospel Festival. For the occasion, the city offers concerts and conferences and thematic debates. The boating festival also takes place in June with various events.

The Gullet main festival runs from late July to early August with football competitions, shows, attractions and other entertainment.

Detailed information

Triskell Cup
A fun, sporty sailing regatta on the islands of GuadeloupeFrom 2 to 4 november 2017
Guadeloupe Carnival
The Antilles' unmissable festivalJanuary / February 2018

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