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Vilanculos is the ultimate gateway to a dreamy world where days are spent lounging on idyllic white beaches, scuba diving spectacular untouched reefs, or sipping cocktails as the sun sets in a beautiful African sky. Step into a world of untold beauty and imagination, of infusions of colours and sensations that both excite and relax – step into Vilanculos.
Located 700 kilometres north of Maputo, and accessible by chartered flights or by road (cars and 4x4s), Vilanculos is one of Mozambique's greatest-kept secrets for vacationers and scuba divers. The reefs of Bazaruto Archipelago nearby teem with exotic fish, occasional dolphins and whale sharks. World-class beach resorts welcome travellers with luxurious rooms and restaurants. Wake up to the sound of the waves and walk along the beach for hours on end. Spend the rest of the day scuba-diving the reefs of the Bazaruto Archipelago, charter a private boat to go deep-sea fishing, or simply soak up the sun.
Evenings in Vilanculos draw in with spectacular sunsets to enjoy while on a booze cruise in a hired dhow boat. Enjoying a candle-lit dinner on the beach is the ideal way to relax the body and mind and add some flagrant romance to the atmosphere. Vilanculos also offers travellers a curious blend of cultures and restaurants. Local markets are bustling hives of activity where local wares such as hand-crafted ornaments and local nuts are sold. Enjoy the world-famous peri-peri prawns in grandiose, quaint restaurants and drink in the local exotic culture.