Do you imagine waking up in a white-sand beaches with clear water and blue? Some huge tropical forests? Or be by gardens full of water lilies (aquatic plants) giant? Or stroll among the dunes of lava? Well that is Mauritius, an almost idyllic place, with its coral beaches, their colors, their flavors and smells.
The Republic of Mauritius is situated 900 kms. of Madagascar and 4,000 in India in the Indian Ocean. Mauritius Island, or San Loaded Brandon, Rodrigues and Agalega Islands make up the republic, who along with the Reunion Islands, in turn, form the Mascarene Islands, the name given in honor of its discoverer, Pedro de Mascarenhas, in the year 1505. Ever since then has its present, because the island for its position in the middle of the Indian Ocean, has been the object of desire for all the great nations. Thus, while the Portuguese were the discoverers, the Dutch a century after the colonized and took over. In the eighteenth century was under the power of the French under the name of Ille du France, and finally, in 1810, were the British who were in his possession, until it achieved independence in 1968. Throughout those years, their lands were used as sugar cane plantations and fields cultivated with slave labor brought from Madagascar. But also by its relative proximity to the East, were also recruited Chinese and Indian workers. All this has made their society today is a hodgepodge of cultures, including Eastern, African and European.
But back to the main attraction: the beach. The coral reef that surrounds parts of the island into a paradise for scuba diving. Île aux Cerfs and Ile de L’Est are the two major beach destinations within the island, on the east side. In the North is Belle Mare, whose name says it all: turquoise waters, fine sand, waves that break in the distance and reach the shore with a gentle murmur. There can be practiced not only diving but snorkeling and many other sea-related activities. Logically, and because the seabed there is so spectacular that the whole island, another option is to get a ticket for a boat carrying the ground glass, so you can admire the money quietly. Grand Baie in many adventure options, including rentals, catamaran and fishing trips.
As for the interior, as I mentioned, for its sugar cane fields and tropical forests. This must not be allowed to visit the botanical garden of Sir Seewosagur Rangoolam, more than anything to see their impressive water lilies, which are kept as small trees on the sea surface. Further south there is another true in Black River Georges National Park. Here are the Land of Colored Chamarel. A floor that looks almost artificial, wavy and colored like a canvas with yellows, browns, ochres and near … the Chamarel lush waterfalls, an impressive waterfall that falls in between the dense tropical vegetation.
What you should know before coming to Mauritius:
Eating it is a blend of oriental food, African and French.
Getting around the island are the best buses that take you almost anywhere. Taxis can also be a good choice, although there is agreement that the price first.
Time difference: there are two hours more than in Spain.
Weather: Very warm and humid from December to April, but May to September is dry and cold.
Language: There are no problems because they spoke perfect English and French.
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