Mauritius Islands

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Mauritius
Mauritius is an island country of the Indian Ocean, constituted by the Eastern Mascarenhas islands: Mauritius Island, Rodrigues Island and by two archipelagos more to the north: the Cargados Islands Carajos and Agalega. Mauritius also contests with Madagascar and France, the island of Tromelin.
It is located about 800 km east of the island of Madagascar and its closest neighbors are the French department of Réunion to the west and the Seychelles to the north. The capital is Port Louis.
The independence of Mauritius was proclaimed in 1968. Port Louis, an urban settlement whose population exceeds 140,000 people, is the most important capital and port.
Official language
English, Creole, French
Currency
Mauritius Rupee
Documentation
The necessary documentation for travel to Mauritius varies according to the country of origin.
For citizens of the European Union, and some others, just have a valid passport or photo ID.
If you are from a country other than those listed above, the maximum stay in Jamaica is 90 days.
There are countries whose citizens are required to have a valid tourist visa to enter Mauritius.
Citizens of these countries may also travel to Mauritius if they have a residence permit or a long-stay visa issued by another country in the European Union.
All citizens of all countries must be in possession of documents justifying the purpose and conditions of their stay, as well as sufficient financial resources for their stay during the period they intend to stay in Mauritius.
The documents that are needed to present vary according to the reason for the trip.
Taking into account the various conditions required for entry into Mauritius, it is suggested that you contact the Mauritian Embassy or Consulate in the country of residence of the visitor to check these requirements before starting your trip.
Tourism
The Grand Baia was the first area of ​​the island to experience the tourist boom, with the big shopping center and for those who want a fun night (restaurants, bars and nightclubs). Recently renovated, the beach of La Cuvette is well worth a visit.
The beautiful Pereybere public beach is popular because of its shops, restaurants and pubs.
A few meters away from the Baie aux Tortues, which seamen from the seventeenth century named after many turtles in the area, can be found the ruins of the former property Balaclava. Visitors will be able to see the sea walls, whose initial bases were established by the Mahé de Labourdonnais.
The longest village on the island, Triolet offers the opportunity to visit the largest Hindu temple, the Maheswarnath, first built in 1819 in honor of the gods Shiva, Krishna, Vishnu, Muruga, Brahma and Ganesha.
Discover a wide variety of tropical fruit trees, colorful and fragrant exotic flowers. Trips on mountain bikes or hiking are possible.
Gastronomy
True sensory challenge, the gastronomy of Mauritius is an extraordinary combination of cuisines as diverse as Creole, French, Indian and Chinese, with a natural predominance of the first.
Restaurant overlooking the mountains of Mauritius
Terrace of a restaurant overlooking the mountains of the island
Apart from the varied restaurants specialized in one of these kitchens, others there are that have buffets containing delicious combinations of dishes with diverse origins.
It will not be at all uncommon to find, alongside, an elaborate Indian chicken curry, a Chinese dish of pork with bamboo and the like, a potato gratin with French origin vegetables and a steak or fresh fish with loaded Creole sauce of tomato and piripiri. All, as a rule, accompanied by an omnipresent white rice that eclipses, by his assiduity, all the other usual accompaniments in the West.
Despite the diversity, once in Mauritius, it would be almost criminal not to prove the eccentric simplicity of Creole-origin cooking.
Being wholly dominated by thick, crisp tomato sauces, Creole cuisine nevertheless requires some adaptation by the more sensitive Western stomachs - although most restaurants in the areas with the highest tourist influx have already softened the cooked to please to the travelers that by these stops they venture.
Weather
Mauritius has a tropical climate. From January to March is the cyclone season, with heavy rains and an increase in temperature (from 25 ° C to 30 ° C). The rains are more intense in the central plain of Mauritius. The rest of the year the climate is very pleasant and sunny in Mauritius, with temperatures ranging from 25 ° C during the day to 17 ° C at night. Temperatures are always tolerable thanks to southeastern trade winds. In Mauritius, dusk is between 6pm and 7pm.
Safety
The safety conditions are reasonable, however, there is an increase in crime rates, namely aggression and robbery.
Avoid carrying valuables and not carrying large sums of money; store travel documents and other items in the hotel safe and carry a copy of the passport.
Do not offer resistance in case of aggression.
Possession and use of drugs are severely punished by law.
It is recommended to wear discreet clothing, including beaches and swimming pools and avoid ostentatious behavior.
Health care
The health network is satisfactory. Preventive treatment against malaria is advisable, as well as the subscription of a health insurance policy with coverage in this country and that it foresees the sanitary evacuation.
Telecommunications and Electricity
The use of mobile devices can be used if roaming is enabled, however, paying attention to very high roaming charges.
There is a good internet service that covers the entire island, the easiest way is to get a data chip to gain access without roaming.

The electricity is 230 Volt 50 Hz.
It is advisable to have an adapter kit for the sockets.
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