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REUNION
Vacations and Sightseeing

Basic information
Official languageFrench
CapitalSaint-Denis
Area2.510 km²
Population906,463  (2021)
Currencyeuro  (EUR)
Web.re
Code.REU
Tel.+262

Vacations and Sightseeing

Tourism has been on the rise, especially since the late 1970s. However, Réunion faces stiff competition from neighbouring Mauritius, which is much cheaper and has much nicer beaches. The most beautiful beach in Reunion is Boucan-Canot in the west of the island.

There are also working volcanoes such as the Piton de la Fournaise and beautiful waterfalls.

Most tourists come from France and Mauritius. In 2000 Reunion was visited by about 400,000 tourists, 59% were first time visitors.


Sources

Ellis, R. / Mauritius, Rodrigues & Réunion : the Mascarene Isles
Bradt

Mauritius, Réunion & Seychelles
Lonely Planet

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

Last updated May 2024
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