Rodrigues is an island of volcanic origin, some 550 kilometres to the north-east of Mauritius. With an area of 110 square kilometres, it is known as the tenth district of Mauritius. It has a sheltered lagoon of about 200 square kilometres and is surrounded by over a dozen islets.

Of a very mountainous relief with Mont Limon as the highest peak at 393 metres above sea level, the island looks much bigger than what it actually is.

Port Mathurin, the capital of Rodrigues is situated in te North ot the Island and the airport is at Pointe Corail.

Touring

Rodrigues has a lot to offer to the potential visitor and adds considerably to the holiday experience in Mauritius. It has its own specific charm: the harmonious and simple way of life of people from diverse origins and cultures, as well as their keenness to preserve both their social and physical environment. Meeting with the local population is something you cannot forget. Visitors have always been impressed by their unique lifestyle:a charming combination of simplicity, friendliness and hospitality.

Rodrigues is home to several species of endemic tropical flora and fauna. It is the ideal and unspoilt environment for the nature lover seeking peace and tranquility. Try bird-watching, or angling. Or if you prefer hiking round the island, it's an out of the world experience. Other popular attractions include visits to caves where the incredible works of nature, stalactites and stalagmites, take the shapes of the dragon, the lion and even the Buddha.

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1. Hiking/trekking

2. Rod-fishing or accompanying fisherman on their way to pick up lobsters, crabs, octopus from their casiers left overnight in the lagoon.

3. Visit to Caverne Patate at Plaine Corail.

4. Visit to local people in their homes.

5. A short trip by boat to the surrounding islands,e.g. Ile-aux-Cocos, a haven to some rare species of sea birds.

6. The Sega-tambour, the islands's unique folkloric dance originates from Africa and Madagascar. It is very rhythmic and contains themes that refer to the daily realities of local life.