Guadeloupe and its islands are veritable treasures of nature. Its topography is very diverse. It is mountainous with tropical rain forests and an active massive volcano. There are wild rivers, waterfalls and cascades, coastal plains, cliffs of dizzying heights, peaceful savannas, mysterious mangroves teeming with life, and of course the ocean with multicolored lagoons and sea bottoms and wonderful stretches of warm sand lined with coconut trees. The annual average temperature is 78°F.