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Welcome to Tofo


Described as 'the next Goa', Tofo Beach is in the Inhambane Province of Mozambique. It has definitely become a hotspot for young travellers with beautiful stretches of beach, a friendly laid-back atmosphere, good restaurants, an entertaining nightlife and some great diving and snorkelling sites.

Information & Facts


The main draw of Tofo is the natural beauty, with pristine beaches perfect for swimming, diving, and watersports like surfing, kitesurfing and bodyboarding. The area is a scuba diving hotspot, with popular sites like Manta Reef, and the chance to spot humpback whales, reef sharks, and whale sharks.

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 regions.

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.


Those looking for culture and history will be disappointed in Tofo. Jellyfish can be a problem.


Tofo has a number of beach bars and a bustling nightlife, though Dino's Bar and Restaurant and Fatima's Nest are the biggest hotspots. Those looking to get away from the tourist crowds can find local taverns on the edge of town.


There are many restaurants in Tofo, most specialising in seafood and peri-peri spiced dishes. Casa Barry has good seafood and views, and Bamboozled has all-you-can-eat buffets.


Tofo has a market in the centre of town, and you can buy local art on the beachfront.

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