Information & Facts
Beira has a warm, tropical climate. Evenings are seldom cold,
except for a few nights in June and July, it doesn't experience as
much rainfall as other parts of Mozambique. In summer, temperatures
can soar and the humidity levels rise - so it's probably best to
holiday in Beira in the winter (April to August).
Portuguese is the official language, and there are 13
main national languages spoken. English is taught in secondary
schools, but is only spoken in the southern tourist
The official currency is the New Metical (MZN), which is divided
into 100 centavos. In the southern parts of the country, South
African Rand, US Dollars and Pounds Sterling are also accepted to
pay for accommodation. Credit cards are accepted in some upmarket
hotels in Maputo, but facilities throughout the rest of the country
are limited; it is advisable to carry cash or travellers cheques.
ATMs are limited and tend to be unreliable, but local banks have
branches in most cities.