Most people looking for a beach break want to spend some time unwinding with the breeze in their hair and sand at their toes. And this is exactly what you get if you book a Mozambique holiday to the town of Vilanculos.
This picturesque seaside settlement can be found 700km from the capital Maputo in the Inhambane Province on the southern coast of the country, one of the most popular areas among tourists visiting the east African nation.
It’s hardly surprising really, as this region is well known for its majestic white sandy beaches, crystal-clear water, laidback atmosphere and fantastic accommodation options.
Popular among backpackers, honeymooners and family holidaymakers alike, Vilanculos is a haven for adventure activities and water sports. Fishing, motor-boating, kite surfing and dhow sailing trips are popular here, while you can explore its undersea world by going snorkelling or scuba diving.
As the gateway for the spectacular paradise islands of Bazaruto, you could also spend some peaceful time relaxing on one of the six isles that make up the breathtaking archipelago by taking a short boat trip from the mainland.
Known as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean”, Bazaruto offers silky-soft sandy beaches, colourful reefs and quiet, isolated shores. It is also a must-visit for diving, fishing and windsurfing, and wakeboarding enthusiasts. As well as enjoying water sports here, holidaymakers can try their hand at horse riding or dune boarding thanks to the islands’ beautiful sandy landscape.
So, whether you’re looking for palm tree-lined beaches, a beautiful sunny climate, eclectic atmosphere, fantastic water sports, or delicious seafood cuisine, you’ll find it all in the charming town of Vilanculos.