Mozambique Tourist Attractions
Facing the Indian Ocean, Mozambique beaches are known for their warm waters and rich marine life.
The beaches in the North are more rocky, the beaches in the centre are situated near river mouths with mangroves, and the beaches in the south are sandy.
There are numerous islands along the coast which are perfect for remote stays or exploration. Historic monuments can also be found here.
The waters are perfect for diving and snorkling, with beautiful coral reefs and varied marine life to be found.
The best known beaches along the coast noted for their visitor orientated infrastructures are: Pemba, Ilha de Moçambique, Fernão Veloso, Chocas, Vilanculos, Tofo, Morrungulo, Inhassoro, Inhambane, Bazaruto, Zongoene, Xai-Xai, Bilene, Marracuene, Inhaca, Ponta de Ouro and Ponta de Malongane.
Maputo is the capital city of Mozambique - and is well loved for its serene environment and architecture. Here are a few spots to be sure to visit:
- The Maputo Central Rail Station is a glorius building designed by Gustav Eiffel, of Eiffel Tower fame. It is a working train station, but is well worth a visit even if you aren't catching a train.
- Jardim Tunduru Botanical Gardens offer a shady, sub-tropical peaceful environment for the weary tourist. Although slightly overgrown, the botanical gardens are free to enter and make for an enjoyable walk or picnic, especially due to its central location. Also in the garden is a statue of the first president of Mozambique, Samora Machel.
- The National Art Museum showcases Mozambique's contemporary artists, including Malangatana and Alberto Chissano.