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Town Vilanculos

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Located in Mozambique :: Mozambique  :: Vilanculos
Category: Places :: Town

Description [ correction ]

Vilanculos isn't a big town, but its beautiful palm fringed beaches are spread out over about 5 km. Vilanculos is popular for water sports as there is plentiful wind. It is also the gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park. You can take a dhow (local sailboat) or a speedboat to the islands within the park. The local market at Vilanculos sells a huge variety of fresh fish, so you can expect a vibrant African atmosphere.

Vilanculos is indeed quite unique as there is no surf, because of shelter from the large islands and the calm waters permit many small fishing boats to moor offshore in the bay.

Contact [ correction ]
Address :  Vilanculos, Mozambique
Cellphone Reception :  Good Main Cellular Network :  Vodacom / MCEL

Directions [ correction ]

Not available

Destination Information [ correction ]
Police Station :  Yes   Police Telephone :  +258 84 890 9004
Hospital : Yes
Tourist Information :  Yes   Tourist Information Telephone :  +258 82 525 0457
Petrol :  Yes   Petrol Type :  Unleaded
Diesel :  Yes
Facilities :  Shopping Centre, Shops, General Dealer, Bank, ATM, Foreign Exchange, Internet Cafe, Tour Services, Lodging, Camping, Bakery, Liquor, Restaurant, Pharmacy, Airport, Airstrip, Car Rental, Tyre Repair, Mechanical Repair

Facilities [ correction ]
Other Facilities :  Government Services. Bar/s. Deli. Fast Food. Depot. Commercial Offices. Courier Service. Wildlife Service.

Activities [ correction ]
Quad Bikes, Tours and Excursions, Picnics, Guided Walks, Horse Trails, Camel Rides, Fishing, Swimming, Diving, Snorkelling, Surfing, Sandboarding, Water Skiing, Sea_Kayaking, Sailing, Boat Trips, Whale or Dolphin Watching

Travelling Information

The best time to travel here is from April to November. The rainy season is from December to March. (Feb-12). Harbour nearby.

 Travel Tip!

Do not rely on the pharmacy in Vilanculos, it is not very well stocked. (Feb-12).

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