Mauritius is a wonderful country with beautiful local people that offers numerous unreal natural beauties and landscapes, sandy white beaches, nuanced turquoise sea, breathtaking waterfalls, and sightseeing of old cities. Getting to know the culture, historical and architectural sights, and numerous sea and land activities will leave you in awe with beautiful memories that will last for a lifetime.
Briefly about Mauritius
Mauritius is an island country that is a republic and is located in the southwestern part of the Indian Ocean. The capital, which is also the largest and most populous and the seat of many levels of government in Mauritius, is Port Louis. This country was originally colonized by the Portuguese, then the Dutch, and eventually became part of the English Commonwealth and only gained independence in 1968. Mauritius was the only country where the extinct flightless Dodo bird lived, which the Dutch killed to the point of extinction.
This archipelago was completely uninhabited until the Portuguese arrived and started development and settlement, which further destroyed the natural environment, changed the flora and fauna, and dealt a big blow to the numerous indigenous animals that lived there.
Population of Mauritius
The population numbers more than 1,200,000 inhabitants, and most of the inhabitants follow Hinduism and Christianity and a smaller percentage follow Islam. More than 1,300,000 people visit this country annually, and every year they notice an increase in the number of tourists, which already exceeds their population.
The climate of Mauritius is tropical and is divided into two periods: summer, which is hot and humid at the same time, which starts in November and lasts until April, and a relatively cold winter, which lasts from June until September.
Places to visit and see when you are in Mauritius
The capital is Port Louis
The most populated city which is also the economic, cultural, administrative, and political center of Mauritius offers countless historical architectural sights that you must see. This city will take you back in time and show the ways of life of the local people, where you will have the opportunity to go to museums and look at old artifacts. In the museums, you will have the opportunity to see exhibited old objects, photographs, local art, and many historical maps through the periods of various governments that colonized this country.
This enchanting hidden pearl is located on the south-western part of the island, which has one of the most beautiful landscapes, a combination of the sea, and the beach, with the wildness of nature rich in forests and various paths that will take you on an adventure of a lifetime. There are different trails and tours that you can take, some are a little shorter, some are longer, and depending on your wishes, you can choose. This place is famous for kitesurfing, and beautiful white sandy beaches where you can windsurf and surf, in addition, there is a natural lagoon here which when viewed from the air looks like it has a waterfall inside the sea that overflows and changes colors and all shades of turquoise.
Swimming with dolphins and sightseeing wales
Here you can observe dolphins and whales, which are frequent visitors of this climate, which especially attracts tourists to this country. When it comes to the abundant marine life here, you will be delighted because there is the possibility of swimming with dolphins, which is one of the unforgettable experiences that you will remember for the rest of your life.
Here you will have to be early to catch the chance to see them and swim with them because in the morning they emerge and swim along the edge of the reef and later go to deeper waters in search of food. It is an incredible experience to be in contact with these intelligent animals who will approach you out of curiosity and show off by making circles and jumping out of the water.
One of the most famous, memorable, and exciting beaches is certainly Grand Baie. On this beach, you can sunbathe during the day, and enjoy a refreshing drink, and at night you can go out to exciting and busy beach clubs. This is one of the favorite destinations of many tourists, the beautiful golden color of the sand combined with the clear blue water especially emphasizes the beauty of this hidden gem. Here you have many offers and various marine activities that you can do while on vacation from windsurfing, snorkeling, parasailing, diving, and diving inside caves and a special offer is an underwater safari. There are various animals here that you can see from stingrays, turtles, and colorful and varied fish.
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