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Travel to Fiji

travel to fijiIt is believed that the first inhabitants of the island came from Southeast Asia long before the Europeans in the seventeenth century discovered. Despite the beauty of its shores was not until two centuries later when starting definitively established here frequent trips Fiji by the aristocratic classes more adventurous.

These were the times that were formed as colonies of the British Empire until 1970, Queen Elizabeth II granted independence. However she was reigning there indirectly, a situation that changed in 1987 when a coup established a republic which has now been replaced by democratic normality.

In Fiji travel can be seen as the natives have managed to retain many of the traditional art forms including some popular folklore customs. Even the Christian missions, so destructive to colonized cultures have been able to eliminate many of the aspects of this cultural village, at the same time has adapted to the demands of tourism.

Travelers find here endless activities and attractions between what stands are those practiced outdoors as is the case of snorkeling, diving, windsurfing, rafting or sailing.

Especially in the first two cases, what they do is more popular coral reef environment is offering to its shores for the fans of this sport one of the most beautiful seascapes in the world.

However, surfing, a sport rife among those who love water sports, is rare here as these coral reefs are rare cause the breakers suitable for surfing. Still, there are some highlights in the islands centers Mamanucas where good waves and where are the sports fans.