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Port Mathurin is the capital of Rodrigues comprises the harbour but also the administrative and commercial actiities. With its old wooden stalls housing hardware shops and general retailers Pot Mathurin looks the years 70s. Further north: Anse aux Anglais, one of the island’s most attractive villages, where are located most of the tourist’s accommodation facilities. East of Port Mathurin stands Baie aux Huîtres, a little heaven of peace right on the sea.
The main attraction of Port Mathurin is the Sunday morning big market. Visitors will find clothes handicraft, very hot chilies and the famous honey from Rodrigues. Farmers all around the island come to sell their products comprise of fruits and vegetable. The market opens very early that is as from 5am up to 11.30am.
Cocos Island. A visit to this heavenly strip of sand is the island’s essential excursion. This islet, protected today as a natural reserve, hosts a great variety of birds coming there to nest and breed. Admiring the birds gliding following the winds and walking on the beach, you can’t help being invaded by a deep feeling of peace and calm. In spite of its small size, Rodrigues is lucky enough to have a wide variety of landscapes.
It’s a paradise for hikers, divers and visitors fond of authenticity.
Zone Australe in Rodrigues
The team of Zone Australe is directed by Serge Marizy and Sami Chalak the cameraman. The latter furrowed the island in search of images in deep of the Rodrigues island. It is James Caratini, internationally known photographer for his photographs and underwater images which was charged to put out of box the underwater life. It is noted that there is an extraordinary coral richness. And outside the lagoon we could see "carangues" making 60 kg.
“Rodrigues is an ideal place for deep-sea diving. It is necessary to know how to protect the sea and to promote this activity". In spite of the rise of 19% in the tourist arrivals, the MTPA and the Tourist bureau of Rodrigues do not save any effort for the promotional campaigns. Mauritius and Rodrigues will be present at the time of the campaign of tourism in Europe during the year, in particular in France, Italy and Germany. This organization already works on a great operation to promote the tourist industry. Moreover, the Festival of fish will be held next month will be very advertised. Moreover, the commission of Tourism and the ministry concerned will come with new criteria to regulate the lodgings and the bungalows so that the tourists have much more comfort.