Mauritius is generally quiet but in the cities of Port Louis, Rose Hill, Curepipe and Quatre Bornes you’ll encounter a lot more traffic and a lot less parking.
- In almost every part of Mauritius, parking is free and you can park anywhere that’s not obstructing access. In the cities, you’ll have to buy a parking ticket from petrol stations which costs ten rupees for each half hour up to a maximum of an hour. If that isn’t enough time, park at the racecourse in Port Louis or at the Caudan waterfront shopping centre, which costs around 50 rupees for one hour.
Police monitor the areas controlled by parking tickets and often hand out fines for overstaying. If you’re not sure of the length of your stay, park outside the centre for free and get public transport in.
There are no allowances made for disabled drivers but in most places you can find a more accessible parking space. The locals are often glad to help.