Fiji is made up of 322 islands of which only a third are inhabitedThe others are almost virgin. The most important are Vanua Levu and Viti Levu that complete eight small islands: Labasa, Lautoka, Levuka, Kadavu, Savusavu, Taveuni. Viti Levu hosts the capital, Suva, and almost three thirds of the total population.
These are mountainous islands, with peaks that in some cases reach 1,200 meters and are covered by tropical forests. You can practice ecotourism in the Mausori mountains but also all the traditional activities, underwater diving, hiking and even horseback riding.
Numerous festivals set the pace for life in Fiji. The most notable are Sukuna's party, on May 29, the Hibiscus festival in Suva, during the months of July and August, and also the sugar festival in Lautoka, In September. During these holidays you will have the opportunity to try the kokoda, dish based on raw marine fish in lemon juice, or palusame, taro leaves cooked in coconut milk.
Fiji has forest, mineral and fishery resources that make it one of the most developed economies in the Pacific, although an important part of the population is dedicated to subsistence economic activities. The main sources of foreign exchange for the country are sugar exports and the growing tourism industry with 300,000 to 400,000 tourists visiting the country each year.
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