Official name: Overseas Department of Reunion

Capital: Saint Denis

Area: 2.510 km²

Population: 895.000 (2020)

Official languages: French

    Reunion, a volcanic island, lies 800 km east of Madagascar and 220 km southwest of Mauritius. When Piton de la Fournaise volcano erupted in 1986, the island gained a few square meters. In September 1992, the volcano exploded again, but the lava river stopped before reaching the coast. The Piton climb, last time erupted in 2015, is the main attraction of the French island. With an approximate circumference of 207 km, it is slightly larger than Mauritius, but with half the population.
    Jutting out of the Indian Ocean like a basaltic shield wrapped in a blanket of vegetation, Reunion is an almost surreal succession of magical landscapes, with surprising diversity. In the same day it is possible to see pointed mountains, lush forests, waterfalls, panoramic viewpoints, picturesque cities and of course, a considerable dose of white or black sand beaches - not to mention the formidable Piton de la Fournaise, one of the world's most active and accessible volcanoes.
    With extraordinarily varied terrain, Reunion is a dream destination for outdoor lovers. Trekking, paragliding, canoeing, mountain biking, rafting, diving, whale watching and horse riding are some of the available activities. But it's not all about nature, landscapes and adrenaline - Reunion also has cultural gems, including impressive Creole architecture in charming villages, religious buildings and colorful festivals. Everything with a lot of intensity... and French accent.
    Atlantic Connection Travel offers the best selection of personalized itineraries, travel packages and exclusive experiences for those who want to visit Reunion with safety, creativity and intelligence. Travel in comfort and tranquility, exploring the continent with our support and the authority of 25 years of expertise in Africa.

  • Government system: French Overseas Department
    Religion: 87% Christians, 7% Hindus, 3% Muslim
    Climate: tropical 
    Currency: Euro
    Time zone: Mauritius Time (UTC/GMT +4)

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    Health: international proof of yellow fever vaccination required