Rodrigues is one of most pleasant surprises in Mauritius has to offer. Selig about 500 km north-east of the continent in isolation, this small volcanic island of creation is only one million years, an impressive number, jewel of the mountains, where it is difficult to feel connected, even in Mauritius not to mention the rest of the world. planted more often misleading than selling a “mini-Mauritius, Rodrigues are” differences of their distant masters, who are actually people who come here for him. entirely mountainous, much drier than the mainland and without sugar, but fruits and vegetables throughout the atmosphere is totally different. The beaches, although less frequent than on the mainland, are large and the population, almost exclusively African and Creole is far from the melting pot of ethnic Mauritius, most people who speak French as English or Creole, and more than 90% are Catholics.
Rodrigues is unlikely, because it removed the wrong city a relatively densely populated: Although it supports only 18 km 8 km Rodrigues measures of a population of about 37 000 people. There is a very independent spirit, and some actually believe independence would be beneficial in the long term, there is a very proud island identity, no doubt much more informed by the population, almost exclusively African Heritage: The most inhabitants are descendants of freed slaves who Mauritius in the 19th century left to live away from their former oppressors.
In addition to the sea and hiking, the island offers some of the best dive sites in Mauritius, surrounded by extensive coral reefs. Rodrigues received heavy promotion as a destination of a return to nature for tourists throughout the region. The government appears ready to follow the path of friendship, the development of small, focusing on B & B accommodation, and much talk of ecotourism. Unfortunately, it remains the poorest part of the country with people who have a life far worse than on the continent.
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