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Salazie

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Réunion

Located in the Overseas Salazie is a joint department of Reunion. With nearly 7,500 inhabitants, it is the center of the island, in the natural amphitheater of the same name. Proud of its currency, the heart of the island shines, the city of Salazie borders of Cilaos Saint-Denis or Bras-Panon.

The discovery of hot springs in the 1830s, attended the reputation of the town Salazie the island and the rest of the world. Of tourism in Reunion, Salazie attracted mainly visitors with its exceptional natural heritage. The site is ideal for the practice of hiking or other outdoor sports.

The history and traditions are not, however, left with some beautiful architectural and cultural sites in the town of Salazie.

Geographical information

MunicipalitySalazie
Postcode97433
Tourism labels
Latitude-21.0278000 (S 21° 1’ 40”)
Longitude55.5392000 (E 55° 32’ 21”)
Population7497 inhabitants
PrefectureSaint-Denis (44 km, 41 min)
Insee code97421
IntercommunalityCA Intercommunale de la Réunion Est
DepartmentRéunion
RegionOverseas

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-André16.2 km (22 min)
Bras-Panon21 km (24 min)
Sainte-Suzanne26 km (32 min)
Saint-Benoît27 km (29 min)
Sainte-Marie32 km (31 min)
La Plaine-des-Palmistes43 km (47 min)
Saint-Denis43 km (40 min)
Sainte-Rose44 km (43 min)
La Possession59 km (54 min)
Le Port64 km (59 min)
Saint-Paul70 km (1h02)

Things to see and do

Salazie is one of three circuses of the island of Reunion, which gives it great importance in tourism of the department of French overseas territories.

Inside the town, the architectural sites abound, like St. Martin of Grand Îlet church. This is one of the few churches in all Reunion shingles, and is classified in its entirety as an historic monument.

A Hell-Bourg village, among the most beautiful in France, Maison Folio has a tropical garden and a building typical of Creole architecture of the nineteenth century. The monument to the dead of Hell-Bourg no shortage more interest. His warrior statue was included in the General Inventory of Historical Monuments.

One can also enjoy the guétalis of Barau Lucilly villas and registered in the inventory of Historical Monuments and the field Mare Citron.

A museum helps in learning more about the Reunion life in the nineteenth century, as well as the traditions Salazie.

The Salazie natural heritage is unique with his circus, his walk of the Three Waterfalls, or the splendor of the waterfalls of the Bridal Veil, accessible only by a suspended bridge and crossing fields of scrunchies, specialty Salazie.

Places of interest

Monuments

Events and festivities

In June, up to the darling of the party on the fairgrounds of Hell-Bourg. This is an opportunity to discover the specialty Salazie and enjoy many activities.

In November, as many cities in Reunion, Salazie hosts performances in the festival Total Dance.

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canyoning at Le Trou Blanc
Nature and the great outdoors55 € to 70 € Salazie
Guided tour of the lava tubes
Nature and the great outdoors40 € to 50 € Salazie
Sea diving in the Bay of St Leu
Sports sensations36 € Saint-Leu (30 km)
Maiden flight in a two-seat paraglider
Sports sensations75 € to 95 € Saint-Leu (30 km)
Tandem paragliding flight in the forest ups and lagoon
Sports sensations75 € to 110 € Saint-Leu (30 km)

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Hotels