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Vilanculos is a small, vibrant, coastal town 700 kilometres from the Mozambique capital, Maputo. It boasts a new international airport and is the gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelagos, idyllic offshore islands that make up a string of jewels in the Indian Ocean. Vilanculos is blissful with dazzling powder-white beaches, coconut palms, crystal blue waters, superb all-year round temperate climate, making it the perfect hideaway for a holiday that offers a perfect mix of relaxation and adventure. There are a selection of sublime luxury hotels and lodges located nearby. Dining here is a treat with the freshest sea food among other delights and specialities in Portuguese fair. Adventure comes in so many forms – the best marlin fishing in the world, snorkelling, boating, diving, kite surfing and just good old swimming.

Dhow sailboat trips and motorboat trips are offered to fulfil your adrenaline rush or provide the amazing opportunity of swimming with dolphins or sea turtles. The people are super-friendly and in no time at all, you would have made life-long friends.  

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