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Port Louis

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Introduction

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Port Louis is the capital and largest city on Mauritius. It is located in the northwest of the country and has about 170,000 inhabitants. It is the main port of Mauritius and functions as the administrative, cultural and economic heart of the country. Also, for travellers, it is a very attractive city with many historical and colonial buildings in good shape. La Citadelle fortification is another highlight and the city has an attractive background of mountains and the deep blue sea. Tourism is a major source of income and the Caudan Waterfront has a lot to offer. There are very good hotels, bars and restaurants and Port Louis is a good place to base yourself while exploring the beaches and nearby countryside.

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Weather

Port Louis has a tropical oceanic climate with moderately high temperatures and humidity throughout the year. Temperatures average between 25 °C and 30 °C during the day, warmest being November to April, coolest between June and September. Nights are around 22 °C in summer, 18 °C in wintermonths. Rain occurs in all months but the wettest period is from December to April. During these months tropical cyclones occasionally strike or pass near enough to give very heavy rainfall and violent damaging winds.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Avg Max31.5 °C31.4 °C31.5 °C30.7 °C29.3 °C27.6 °C26.7 °C26.8 °C27.7 °C28.8 °C30.2 °C31.1 °C
Avg Min24.1 °C24 °C23.8 °C23 °C21.5 °C19.9 °C19.3 °C19.1 °C19.4 °C20.4 °C21.8 °C23.2 °C
Rainfall131 mm160 mm83 mm87 mm48 mm24 mm18 mm19 mm17 mm15 mm24 mm85 mm
Rain Days9108764453336

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Getting There

By Plane

Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU) is 50 kilometres from Port Louis and is the hub for the national carrier Air Mauritius. International destinations with Air Mauritius include Antananarivo, Bangalore, Cape Town, Chennai, Delhi, Durban, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, London, Melbourne, Milan, Mumbai, Munich, Nairobi, Paris, Perth, Reunion, Singapore and Sydney. Several other airlines fly to a few of these cities as well, like Air France, Air Madagascar, British Airways, Meridiana, Emirates, Condor and South African Airways. Additional destinations are Rome, Lyon, Nantes, Nantes, Mahé (Seychelles), Dubai and Zürich.

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Sleep

Budget

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Villa Jorico154 Pointe Aux Sables StreetGuesthouse90
Open Air Cafe & ApartmentCamelia street, Terrasson Pointe aux SablesAPARTMENT-

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Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

Quick Facts

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: -20.1654
  • Longitude: 57.4896

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