Carbet Falls (Les Chutes du Carbet), Parc National

#3 of 11 in Nature in Basse-Terre Island
Waterfall · Nature / Park
Noted by Christopher Columbus in his 1493 log, Carbet Falls (Les Chutes du Carbet) tumble down distant volcanic slopes. Three spectacular cascades descending in size and elevation make up the falls, the second (and most accessible) of which reaches up to 110 m (360 ft). Follow the snaking path on a 30-minute hike to the cascade, which sits at 660 m (2,200 ft); here, you can also explore the many natural hot springs nearby. However, due to earthquakes in recent years, full access to the second fall is at present restricted. Only experienced trekkers should attempt the more challenging hikes to the first and third cascades, which nevertheless reward your efforts when you get there. Don't forget to bring water. Use our Parc National trip planner to visit Carbet Falls (Les Chutes du Carbet) on your trip to Parc National, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We parked the car at the end of the Carbet road where the trail to the third fall starts. Trekking with a 9yr and a 4yr-old kid took about an hour, but could have been done in say half an hour if...  more »
  • This is a very tall falls and a picturesque setting. Getting there is a feat due to the uneven and slippery stone walkways. Some steps but not overly arduous. The viewing is limited to the small...  more »
  • Can't really get close to the falls. There are other (free) paths leading to small pools nearby. Still a nice hike (~4h) to see fall 1.
  • Very high waterfall. The hike to access it is nice and accessible for youngers. But considering the 2004 storm, the close access is blocked so we only saw it from distance

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