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Mauritius

Mauritius is a volcanic island in the Indian Ocean. It is known for its beutiful beaches, lagoons and reefs. The mountainous interior is defined with rainforests, waterfalls, hiking trails and native fauna. If you like to hike you should visit the 7 cascades, explore the plants and lanforms and jump into the waterfall pools. Ile aux Cerfs lies in the largest lagoon of Mauritius. It offers natural calm beaches, water sports, golf course and adventure park. Visit Isle des Deux Cocos and enjoy the small beach or dive and explore the reef along the beach. You can hike along rocky cliffs to the silent Trou d’Argent beach which is between 2 jagged cliffs. Le morne beach is three kilometers long beach and lagoon which is a nice place for surfing. Only way to get to Ile plate beach is by catamaran, a nice relaxing place with white sand and pristine water. Take a diving tour and explore Mauritius underwater world and sea life or visit the Crystal rock and enjoy the clear waters surrounding it. Take a buggy or 4X4 tour and visit the Frederica Nature Reserve, which offers , breath taking views, vast plains, wildlife, impressive waterfalls and intact natural beauty. You can visit La Vanille Nature Park and see giant Aldabra tortoises, huge crocodiles and a lot of other animals like boars, deer, monkeys, iguanas etc. If you like adventure you can visit Chamarel waterfall, which is 100m high and surrounded by forests. Other places you should visit are Ganga Talao and Tamil Surya Oudaya Sangam temples.

Getting there

You can get there by plane on the Mahébourg airport (in the south east part of the island). There are direct flights from Unuted Kingdom, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya.

Climate

Avarage summer temperature is 25C and avarage winter temperature is 20C. In the warmest months (January and February) the maximum temperature is 29C and in the coolest months (July and August) the minimum temperature is 16 C. Best time to visit is between April and June.

Quick facts

The currency is Mauritian rupee. Time zone: UTC +4 hours. Language: Creole. More info here.

Latitude: -20.398697637605164; Longitude: 57.358245849609375;

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