Known as “the pearl of the Indian Ocean”, the Bazaruto archipelago boasts some of the most pristine beaches, standing out for having the most crystalline waters and the most abundant marine populations in Mozambique.

It is located in the province of Inhambane, near the mainland city of Vilankulo. It includes the islands of Bazaruto, Benguerra, Magaruque, Banque, Santa Carolina (also known as Paradise Island) and Shell.

The natural splendor of this destination is crowned by a three-kilometer-long coral reef and dive sites up to thirty meters deep found in its transparent waters. In addition, you will be able to enjoy the opportunities that the archipelago offers for surfing and fishing.

The waters surrounding these islands are teeming with dolphins, turtles, whales, sharks, and stingrays, as well as being home to Africa’s largest population of the endangered dugong. Inland, you will find lakes frequented by Sunni antelopes, crocodiles and flamingos.

Whichever option you choose, never stop visiting this spectacle of nature that is the Bazaruto archipelago.