Located mostly in the Grand Cul de Sac area, the mangrove is a swampy stretch composed of trees and shrubs, mangrove trees for the most part. You can distinguish several environments: the mangrove on the seafront, dominated by the red mangrove trees that permanently have their roots in the water, the shrubby mangrove with a dominance of black mangrove trees and the high mangrove composed of white mangrove trees. A real ecosystem, the mangrove offers a habitat for many aquatic organisms. It has however often been filled in and replaced by houses or industrial areas.
Sea-kayaking is a good way of getting a closer look at of the marshlands.© Philippe Halle / 123RF
Heading off for a hike will give you the opportunity to get right to the heart of the mangrove.© Patrice Hauser / EASYVOYAGE
It is often possible to enjoy a guided tour by one of the fishermen here, who know the mangrove like the back of their hand.© Philippe Halle / 123RF
Birds have access to an abundant food source in this particularly rich ecosystem.© Philippe Halle / 123RF