Bassin Paradise

A splendid basin, relatively easy of access, in the middle of the tropical forest. Discover this site… 20 minute walks… If you already went to the Falls of Carbet, (where the building of reception of the National park is), you passed very close to the Paradise basin. This basin is indicated on no tourist guide, neither on the Topo-guide (guide of the excursions in Guadeloupe.), nor on the spot besides. It is an Inhabitant of Guadeloupe with whom we discussed, who indicated it to us. Its indications not being very precise, we had much evil to find this famous Paradise basin. They are hikers crossed in the surroundings, which gave us the good indicators to find the departure of the trace (thank you with them).

PanneauIn order to avoid you turning in round as we made:) benchmarks be noted here: After Capesterre direction Trois-Rivières, in the village of Saint-Saveur, take the first road on the right direction “Cutes du Carbet, Grand étang" (photo above). After 4 or 5 kilometers (profit to admire the vegetation which is splendid), locate the panel “Rivière Grosse Corde” A few hundred meters after this panel :   a pedestrian passage (hardly visible on the ground), announced by a panel (photo). On the level of this panel, on the right side of the road a barrier out of wooden (photo). You park there. The departure of the trace is on the line of the road (side barrier).

Escalier vers le bassinOne borrows a staircase out of wooden covered with netting to avoid the slips (the place is always very wet). The staircase, very stiff (photograph opposite) makes it possible to reach without risk the beginning of the trace (which it, was not arranged), it remained natural. There is no beaconing. The trace is very broken but nevertheless quite visible. Attention with the slips on the wet ground (roots and stones). Avoid leaving in flip-flops, good shoes are advised (tennis shoes or shoes of excursion) to arrive at the basin count about twenty minutes, about thirty to go up. In way, you will be able to observe on your line, through the vegetation, the river which supplies the Paradise basin. We are in full heart of the tropical forest, the vegetation is luxuriant, one arrives at the top of the basin, the place is superb…

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 Benchmarks to find the basin paradise: the panel “pedestrian passage”…

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and the barrier out of wooden…

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After having parked the car, any more but does not remain to find the trace towards the basin Paradise (staircase covered with netting)…

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The Paradise basin…

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Bassin paradise

 

Bassin paradise

 

Bassin paradise

 

Bassin paradise

 

Bassin paradise

 

Bassin paradise

And for the return, of course, it is necessary to go up…

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Staircase, at the end of the course…

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