Health

Emergency telephone numbers
  • Medical emergency: 15
  • Police: 17
  • Fire dept: 18
Vaccines

Recommended vaccinations: hepatitis B, tetanus-diphtheria, chickenpox and MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)

Health risks

No problems

Doctor consultation fees
€23 with a general practitioner
Quality of public medical facilities
Good
Tap water
Safe to drink

Practical information

Capital
Point-à-Pitre
Major towns and cities
Basse-Terre, Saint-Anne, Petit-Bourg, Le Moule, Sainte-Rose
Official languages
French
GDP
€8.6 billion
Population
400,000 inhabitants
Area
1 628,43 km2
Currency
Time zone
UTC -4h
Country code
+590 +area code +number of the person you are calling
International airport

Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport (PTP)

Tourism & local way of life

Public holidays

January 1: New Year's Day
First Sunday in January: Epiphany
February 14: Valentine's Day
Between March 22 and April 25: Easter
May 1: Labour Day
May 8: Victory Day
May 27: Abolition Day
July 14: National Day
July 21: Victor Schoelcher Day
November 11: Armistice
December 25: Christmas Day

Best time to visit
From December to May.
Best places to visit

Point-à-Pitre
Parc National de Guadeloupe
Chutes du Carbet
Les Saintes
Désirade
Marie-Galante

Housing
€500 (Studio apartment)

Partenaires

The social network for expats living in Guadeloupe