Guadeloupe is an overseas region of France, one of the twenty-six regions of France, having a French influence in an equally vibrant Caribbean atmosphere, and it is the most French of all the French West Indies. Guadeloupe was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493. Guadeloupe is not a one island, but the largest archipelago of nine inhabited islands in the Lesser Antilles, located in the eastern Caribbean Sea (including Les Saintes; Petite Terre; Le Desirade; and Marie Galante). Guadeloupe main two islands are known as the “Butterfly Island” due to its shape. it really is two different islands in one, the two main twin islands are joined by a mangrove forest known as the Rivière Salée.. The east side of the island is, Grand Terre which is mostly flat and relatively dry, and is home to the economical capital of Pointe-à-Pitre and an ideal place for snorkeling, swimming, windsurfing and sailing. While the other island is to the west, Basse-Terre which is a ruggedly volcanic mountain island, and the famous sulfur-puffing landmark La Soufriere volcano at 4,813 feet which causes abundant annual rainfall. With its rainforest, spectacular waterfalls ,cool mountain pools, hot springs, and rugged gorges along the way, and well-marked trails, Hike Parc Naturel de Guadeloupe, it is one of the best hiking areas in the Caribbean. Living up to its name, his group of island is a Rich rainforest carpets full of adventures from mountainous interior covered with tropical forests, impenetrable in many places, white sandy Guadeloupe stunning beaches line its coasts surrounded by the azure blue seas. Guadeloupe also has many museums of its history and culture, as well as beautiful beaches. Guadeloupe is with a land area of 1,628 square kilometers (629 sq. mi). Guadeloupe is a known charter destination because it where you can discover the natural beauty and the secret treasure of the Caribbean.