Papeete Tourism

Papeete (pronounced [pa.pe.ʔe.te]) is the capital of French Polynesia, an overseas country of France in the Pacific Ocean. The commune (municipality) of Papeete is located on the island of Tahiti, in the administrative subdivision of the Windward Islands, of which Papeete is the administrative capital. The French High Commissioner also resides in Papeete. It is the primary center of Tahitian and French Polynesian public and private governmental, commercial, industrial and financial services, the hub of French Polynesian tourism and a commonly used port of call. The Windward Islands are themselves part of the Society Islands. The name Papeete means "water from a basket". The urban area of Papeete had a total population of 133,627 inhabitants at the August 2012 census, 25,769 of whom lived in the commune of Papeete proper.

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This is a comprehensive travel guide for Pape'ete in French Polynesia. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Pape'ete like a local. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

Yes,it is that simple really! Enjoy your trip! Keep travelling!

 

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Papeete

  • Save 5% Papeete Inner Island Full-Day Jeep Safari
    Papeete Inner Island Full-Day Jeep Safari70 Reviews

    Duration: 8 Hrs

    Discover the best of Papeete on this full-day 4WD safari adventure. You'll travel through almost impenetrable rainforest to d...

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  • Save 4% Tahiti Island Tour Including Venus Point, Taharaa View Point and Vaipahi Gardens
    Tahiti Island Tour Including Venus Point, Taharaa View Point and Vaipahi Gardens91 Reviews

    Duration: 5 Hrs

    Discover the highlights of Tahiti on a 5-hour tour of the natural and cultural sites on the island. Your expert local guide s...

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  • Save 5% Discover Papeete by Segway
    Discover Papeete by Segway14 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins

    See more of Papeete on this comprehensive Segway tour. Youll explore Papeete city center and over 20 of the top attractions i...

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  • Save 4% Tahiti Whale Watching Cruise
    Tahiti Whale Watching Cruise3 Reviews

    Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins

    From August through October, thousands of humpback whales migrate to the warm waters of French Polynesia. Catch a glimpse of ...

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  • Know the pollution level of Papeete before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 37.5 (Low)
  • How safe is Papeete for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Papeete.

    • Burglary and Theft 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 68.75 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 62.5 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 75 (High)
    • Attacks 62.5 (High)
    • Drug offense 68.75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 62.5 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 37.5 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
    • Safety Index 35.29 (Low)
    • Climate Index 83.5 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 43.97 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 45 (High)
    • Health Care Index 100 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Papeete

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.33 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.17 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 53.77 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 104.99 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 76.36 USD

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