French Polynesia

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French Polynesian
French Polynesia is a territory of Polynesia dependent on France, with the status of collectivity overseas. It is located in the South Pacific Ocean, approximately 6000 kilometers east of Australia. French Polynesia includes five archipelagos, the Marquesas, the Tuamotu, the Gambier, the Austral Islands and the Society (divided into two parts). groups of the Windward Islands and the Leeward Islands), as well as some islets outside these groups.

The closest territories are Kiribati, to the northwest, the British Pitcairn settlement to the east, and the Cook Islands New Zealander territory to the west. Its capital is Papeete.
Official language
polynesian frank
Documents required to visit French Polynesia

Visitors residing in the European Union do not need a tourist visa or a passport, simply the national identification card of the country of residence.

All others must have:
Passport: A passport with a validity of at least six months from the date of shipment must be presented.
Visa: For visitors from some non-European Union countries they do not need a visa to visit France, provided that the stay can not exceed the limit of three months in French territory or in the European Union countries that are signatories to the Schengen Convention (Germany, Greece, Spain, Italy, Austria, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Iceland and Luxembourg).
Note: Visitors coming from the overseas territories and trips with a stay longer than 90 days require a visa.
Surrounded by mountains of volcanic origin, Tahiti is the main gateway for tourists. For there, the programs are typical of the coast: diving, jet-ski and catamaran tours and bathing in natural lakes surrounded by corals. Pass through the Pearl Museum, one of the only ones in the world of the genre. The capital of the island of Tahiti is Papeete, which, with airs of a large city, offers plenty of hustle and bustle, shops, markets and nightlife. Here is one of the most feared surfing waves on the planet, the cavernous Teahupo'o, which houses one of the stages of the world surfing circuit, the WCT.

While in Bora Bora, a large number of honeymooners enjoy islets formed by corals. The region still concentrates the heritage left by the Americans when it became a military base in World War II. On the island of Moorea, more examples of its stunning landscapes, with mountains and waterfalls. Curious: the French painter Paul Gaugin lived part of the life in the region, after an untimely relationship with his friend Vincent van Gogh, who died in the Marquesas Archipelago in 1903. Among the various tributes, he won The Paul Gauguin Cultural Center, in the very territory of the Marquesas, and that of The Gauguin Museum in Tahiti.
The dishes of French Polynesia are based on ingredients that abound in the area, such as mollusks, fish, other meats such as chicken and pork, rice along with a wide variety of tropical fruits.
The cuisine of French Polynesia is the result of the fusion of diverse cultures of its inhabitants. Some dishes have a lot of French influence.
Tropical, but moderate. Natural hazards: occasional cyclonic storms in January. Very humid. The average temperature is 27 ° C (80 ° F) and pond water averaging 26 ° C (79 ° F) in winter and 29 ° C (84 ° F) in summer. But do not worry, most of the resorts and hotels for the rooms have air conditioning or cooling by ceiling fans. Summer is from November to April, with a warmer and wetter climate and winter is from May to October, when the weather is slightly cooler and drier.
Tahiti has one of the lowest crime rates. However, petty offenses such as thefts can occur. As an overseas territory of France, defense and law enforcement are provided by the French forces (Army, Navy, Air Force) and the GNR. Make sure to bring the sandals to walk in the middle of corals in the water and along the beaches or any old footwear so you do not cut your feet in the corals or fish-stone.
Health care
Medical treatment is generally good. Two large hospitals as well as several private clinics offer 24 hour medical services. No vaccine is needed.
Telecommunications and Electricity
Mobile Phones
The use of mobile devices can be used if roaming is enabled, however, paying attention to very high roaming charges.

French Polynesia is well served by internet services, there are several cybers-cafes with high-speed connections.
In case you have a laptop or notebook, there are numerous cafes that offer the free wi-fi connection.

The electricity is 220 Volts 50 Hz.
It is advisable to have an adapter kit for the sockets.
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