Posted on February 21, 2011
A few kilometers from Tahiti, the flagship of the French Polynesian island captive for their dream landscapes while tempts travelers with adventures under the ocean.
We looking for strong emotions in MV Reviews. Ten months ago, soaking us in the alternative world more immersive dive (Palau, Costa Rica and the Maldives). Now, the excuse to anchor in French Polynesia is the "direct" contact with sharks, an experience that undoubtedly bold for many serves as an excuse to discover an idyllic archipelago.
The first stop on this trip is the city of Papeete, Tahiti's urban core. In this metropolis of 120,000 inhabitants (including surrounding areas) the most prominent landmark is the Municipal Market, which serves as a hub for transport. Amen to purchase local crafts, here you can taste typical foods like cassava pudding.
In the rest of the island's natural landscapes and the Faarumai Vaiharuru waterfalls and stunning panoramic views of Cook and Opunohu bays are recommended.
To reach the main Papeete flight options are: from Paris with a stopover in Los Angeles (Air Tahiti), from London (Air New Zealand) and from Madrid with stops in Santiago de Chile (LAN).
Flights to Bora Bora
March and April are the two best months for diving in Bora Bora, an island that also has magnificent beaches (Tahaa and Raiatea, however, are excellent destinations for diving but do not have beaches). Marking the beginning of the dry season, during this period the water is cleaner and easier to dive.
From Bora Diving Center, daily diving practices are organized. What can we see? The wealth of underwater life here seems endless: in addition to lush vegetation and coral multicolor whimsical shapes, divers can see giant turtles, tuna, dolphins, morays, rays and all kinds of anemones. The "stars" of course, are different species of sharks (gray, white spots, lemon).
So, this remote island destination has, under the sea and on the surface, a series of quirky charms that include extreme adventure and warm tropical breezes. Missed.