Mauritius: travel guide, climate and what to see in Mauritius
Travel guide to Mauritius, things to know and places to go, climate, nature reserves, beaches, music and dancing.
Mauritius in brief
- Capital: Port Louis
- Surface area in square kilometers: 1.860
- Population: 1.261.643
- Religion: Hinduism
The Republic of Mauritius consists of a cluster of islands of the Indian Ocean south-west, located about 900 km east of Madagascar. Mauritius Islands are part of the Mascarene Islands, which are an archipelago of volcanic origin belonging perhaps to a submerged chain also including the Seychelles and Reunion.
Wonderful coral reefs surround the beautiful islands with white sand beaches.
The tropical climate is characterized by winds coming from the southeast with hot, dry winters and hot, humid summers. In the period from November to April are frequent cyclones. The capital of Mauritius is Port Louis and other cities are Curepipe, Vacoas, Phoenix, Quatre Bornes, Rose-Hill and Beau-Bassin.
The institute Mauritius Wildlife Appeal Fund (MWAF) protect areas where to restore the original ecosystem of Mauritius. On the beaches of Mauritius there are very few palm trees abound and casuarina trees, tall and thin like pines and eucalyptus. Other plants are spectacular banana giant Indian and flamboyant. Anthurium is cultivated, a decorative flower imported from South America. Among the mammals that inhabit the island we can cite the mongoose and the Java deer.
In the area of Rivière Noire there are also wild pigs and monkeys. There are numerous birds, including many species in extinction.
In Mauritius there are natural reserves of which the largest is the Black River Gorges National Park around the area of Rivière Noire, more than 3600 hectares. Other nature reserves, many of which are located on islands or atolls around the islands are Mauritius Le Pouce, Ile Ronde, Ile aux Serpents, Ile aux Aigrettes, Ile Cocos, Ile aux Sables and Bois Sec.
The economy of Mauritius is currently focused primarily on agriculture based on the production of sugar cane. The industrial sectors, financial, tourism and textile are growing. Music typical of the island is the sega. The sega is especially ballad in the hotel to entertain tourists. Traditional song is Bhojpuri.