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Reunion Island is a French department in the Indian Ocean at about 500 miles East from Madagascar. Together with Mauritius and Rodrigue Islands, it forms the Mascareignes Archipelago. Reunion Island offers very diverse vacation opportunities with nice beaches, lagoons and coral reefs on the west coast, high mountains (up to 3000 m altitude), a paradise for hiking and canyoning, and the Piton de la Fournaise, one of the most active volcanoes in the world.

Reunion benefits from a tropical climate, a little windy on the east coast, due to the permanent southeast trade winds. The sun shines all year round, especially in the north, west and south of the island. Afternoons are often cloudy due to the formation of orographic clouds. Due to its hilly landscape, Reunion also experiences a wide variety of microclimates. November corresponds to Austral spring with moderate rainfalls, air temperature between 20 and 30 °C at sea level and water temperature around 25 °C

                                 Cilaos in the heart of Reunion mountains                                    Belouve forest


                       Riviere des Galets                                                             Volcan

                                        Mafate in the heart                 Sunset in St Gilles
                                      of Reunion mountains

                                                                   L'Ermitage beach