Archipiélago Tuamotu y las islas Gambier

El archipiélago de Tuamotu está compuesto en su totalidad de atolones distribuidos en más de 1000 km de norte a sur, entre los que podemos nombrar muchos sitios excepcionales para el cultivo de perlas como Ahe, Fakarava, Aratika, Takaroa ...
The Gambier Islands, situated further to the South, in the cooler waters, produce pearls that have very specific qualities.
It is at the heart of these two groups of islands that the pearl industry in French Polynesia has developed.
Benefiting from particularly good conditions from a climatic and ecological point of view, pearl cultivation was able to be developed in these lagoons, as they are sheltered from the strong swells that run through the south pacific, and of course of the proliferation of a species of oyster called Pinctada Magaritifera which can be found in all the islands of the archipelago.
However certain islands are particularly well reputed for the cultivation of pearls, for example the islands of Rikitea in the Gambier and Ahe, Takaroa and Fakarava in the Tuamotu Archipelago.

Estas islas ahora cuentan con instalaciones ultramodernas que permiten una vida mucho más fácil, conexiones aéreas regulares, teléfonos celulares, TV satelital, energía solar, telecomunicaciones internacionales, internet, etc.


«Pinctada margaritifera»

La cultura de las perlas ha ido creciendo en los archipiélagos de Tuamotu y Gambier gracias a sus condiciones de lagunas particularmente favorables.