Guadeloupe Flights GuideGuadeloupe, formally known as an overseas territory of France, is located in the Leeward Islands, in the Caribbean Sea. It consists of two Islands, Basse-Terre in the West and Grande-Terre in the East. Though its official language is French, the vast majority of the population speaks and communicates in Antillean Creole, except for French nationals living in the region.
As a foreign territory, Guadeloupe doesn't have an official "capital" or most important city, though the prefecture of Basse-Terre does act as the center of the foreign government. Base-Terre, however, is not the most populated city in Guadeloupe, with that honor going to Pointe-a-Pitre, located in the Lesser Antilles and known for the scenic church Massabielle and Place de la Victoire plaza.
Pointe-a-Pitre International Airport, located near central Pointe-a-Pitre, functions as Guadeloupe's main airport, for both domestic and international air travel. Unsurprisingly, a large amount of trans-continental flights travel from Guadeloupe to France, with other popular destinations being other Caribbean Islands and other North American destinations. Like most islands located in the Caribbean Sea, Guadeloupe's climate is tropical, and strongly influenced by trade winds. Though the seasons consist of the fairly standard tropical "wet" and "dry" seasons, interestingly, the dry seasons (from January to June) is called "Lent" and the wet season (July to December) is known as "winter".