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Vilanculos

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Tourism in Vilanculos, a small town on the coast of Mozambique, owes much to its convenient location as a base for exploring the Bazaruto Archipelago, a national park. Tranquil and laid-back (except during holidays), Vilanculos offers scenic beaches, various bars and restaurants, as well as a vibrant central market. A number of operators in town provide tours of the nearby archipelago, from scuba diving and fishing trips to helicopter rides and sailing on traditional dhow boats. When using our Mozambique travel planner, you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
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Where to stay in Vilanculos

You'll be able to choose from a wide variety of hotels and guesthouses for your Vilanculos holiday, as the peaceful coastal town boasts numerous lodging options, often with views of the ocean. Beachfront lodges, huts, and campsites cater to the budget-conscious traveler, and a couple of dormitory-style accommodations boast on-site restaurants and easy beach access. Mid-market options include everything from seaside chalets and stylish hotels to whole villas and houses for rent.
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