Lying on the south-west seaboard of Mozambique is the sleepy, coastal town of Vilanculos. Although it is seen as a gateway for visiting the nearby Bazaruto Archipelago, Vilanculos is a destination in its own right, with charming culture and beautiful beaches.

Explore the ancient Mayenyikeni ruins – a fascinating archaeological site believed to be part of the Great Zimbabwe tradition of architecture, distinguished by its mortarless stone walls.

Or support the locals by visiting Machilla Magic, a 'Fair Trade Tourism' Certified community project that works with over 60 artists, with a wide range of diverse arts and crafts on offer, 95% of which are made from recycled materials.

Venture to the coast to uncover why Vilanculos is known as the Mozambican capital of water sports. Go sailing, kitesurfing or scuba diving alongside a multitude of tropical marine species. Alternatively, you can explore the pristine beach on horseback, or even get a bird’s eye view of the gorgeous surrounding islands.

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Like the rest of Mozambique, the wet season visits Vilanculos during the summer. Read More

Like the rest of Mozambique, the wet season visits Vilanculos during the summer. Consequently, most people choose to visit during the dry season (June to September).
For diving enthusiasts, the best time to visit is between May and September because there is less wind.
If whale watching is near the top of your travel agenda then this is best from June to October.

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