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Mauritius - country of the famous dodo bird

Dodo Land Holiday, Mauritius, Candlelit pontoon

In January 2012, a respectable travel organization - World Travel Awards, granted the World's Leading Island Destination Award, this for the third time but also World's Best Beach. Country recorded the highest rate among other global tourist destination for the returning tourists.

If to this we add the fact that Mauritius is the birthplace of the dodo bird, translated fool, name that they gave by the Portuguese, the first humans to set foot on the shores of the island in 1505, in an attempt to name strange birds did not seem too smart, we already have a sketch attractive enough to sharpen the taste of departure. Although last specimen was killed in 1681, the famous bird in the literature is survives triumphal as a movie star, especially animated.

With a specific volcanic landscape marked by a plateau dotted with volcanic peaks and craters off, covered by more than two-thirds of the lava, and the third tropical forest, situated at 900 km triangular island of Madagascar is called Hong- Kong Francophone constantly growing due to economic development, only revenues from tourism reaching an annual average of $ 600 million.

Sights (two of which were included in the UNESCO world heritage) are: the capital, Port-Louis, the Fort Adelaire (XIX century), citadel, pagodas, Hindu temples, mosques and churches statue of Viscount Mahe Bourdonnais (XVIII century) , and Mahébourg Curreipe cities, city Pamplemousse, where he was born Bernardin de Saint Pierre's novel Paul and Virginia, volcanic cones Mount Peter Botha, Morne Brabant and others, lakes, volcanic craters, valleys with waterfalls, all sketched spectacular scenery.

As if it would be enough, island shores, with more than 150 km of white sandy beaches and lagoons, are protected by the third largest coral reef in the world, practically around the island. Near the coast are stretching 49 uninhabited islands and islets in an exotic landscape definition. Some of them have become nature reserves, habitat of endangered species. And to make sure it's noted on several levels, Mauritius issuer's famous "Blue Mauritius" stamp in the world that dream of every philatelist and dim that there are only 12 copies. Stamp was born in fact in error, and that brought him fame. Engraver of the die stamp printed in place of the general formula "postpaid", "post office".

Located in proximity to the Tropic of Capricorn, the island has a tropical climate with an average temperature exceeding 23 degrees C to coast and around 19 on the high plateau, divided into two seasons: wet summer, which account for most of the rain, though not recorded the rainy season and keep in April to November and dry winter, from June to September, but this not mean more than four degrees difference overall. The warmest months are January and February, the temperature reaching 29 degrees C, and the coldest is in July and august, still descending temperature up to 16 degrees. In the lagoon, sea water recorded between 22 and 27 degrees C.

Protected by the coral reef, island water sports encourages through its calm waters and shallow depth. Peiscuitul offshore, surf, water-skiing's, boats or boat rides are among the recreational activities. Those on dry translate to golf, skiing, hunting, sky diving, tennis, ATV ride, mountain biking, horse riding, trekking.

Because of the mix of cultures that define the history of the island or east indigenous Hindu festivals in Mauritius there, Chinese, Muslim and Christian.

This mix happily reflected obviously in culinary level. The kitchen island is a mixture of influences Indian, African, Chinese and European, combinations of them being found and served within a single type. Local production of sugar cane rum its mark all over the island.

But even the air we breathe in Mauritius is premium quality is ranked second in the index of air quality issued by the World Health Organization.

At such advantages, it is easy to understand that hotels cannot afford rebate. Some of these, we recommend: Royal Palm, Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita, One & Only Le Saint Géran, Constance Le Prince Maurice, The Oberoi Mauritius, Le Touessrock, Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa, Maradi Villa Resort & Spa, St. Regis Mauritius, Shanti Maurice- A Nira Resort Constance Belle Mare Plage and Villen.