Papeete is the capital of French Polynesia and a gateway to the tropical beauty of its islands. Located on Tahiti's northwest coast, Papeete is a vibrant city boasting attractive colonial buildings, lush green parks, trendy stores and bustling markets. Visitors who come here can discover plenty to see and do. The waterfront promenade is one of the most popular places among locals and tourists alike as it offers an array of cafes and eateries with stunning views over the harbor. There are also numerous museums that tell stories about Tahitian culture, as well as art galleries where you can find fascinating pieces from local artists. One thing not to miss when in town is experiencing the vibrant nightlife along Papette's lively bars and discos on Rue du Commerce - especially during weekends! For those looking for something more adventurous, there are many water sports activities to take part in such as kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding or even scuba diving around stunning coral reefs filled with colorful fish.