Flight tickets from Cape Town to Beira

Beira is a vibrant port city located in central Mozambique. With a population of over 500,000 people, it is the second-largest city in the country and is a major economic, cultural, and educational center. As Mozambique's busiest port, Beira is home to a number of industries, ranging from fishing and light industry to transport, telecommunications, and energy production. It is also a popular tourist destination with its beaches, culture, history, and beautiful natural landscapes. In this text, we will explore the history and attractions of this vibrant port city, as well as its unique culture and people.

Getting to Know Beira

Beira is the second largest city in Mozambique and is located in the Sofala Province. The 2020 estimated population of Beira is 500,801 and this number is growing rapidly. Beira is in the Central African Time Zone which is 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). As with the whole of Mozambique, Portuguese is the official language of Beira. The official currency of Mozambique is the Mozambican Metical (MZN). The Metical is relatively strong, making it attractive to forex investors. Despite its low value against major world currencies, it is used as a primary form of currency by locals and tourists alike.

Climate and Weather

Beira, a port city in central-eastern Mozambique, has a tropical wet and dry climate with two distinct seasons - a wet and a dry season. The wet season lasts from October to April and is characterised by heavy rainfall and occasionally flooding. During this period, the humidity is high and temperatures range from 25-30°C. Conversely, the dry season is characterised by hot, dry winds and temperatures which can reach up to 40°C. The average annual temperature is around 24°C. Overall, Beira has an ideal climate for outdoor activities, especially in the dry season when humidity levels are much lower and the temperature is just right for exploring the city's attractions. Beira experiences a regular pattern of rainfall with nearly half of the total rainfall occurring in December. On average, the city receives around 759mm of rainfall throughout the year.

Touring Beira: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Beira, the Beira Airport (BEW) and the Mozambique Airport (MPM). You can get to downtown Beira from the main airport (Beira Airport) with a taxi. The cost of a taxi ride to downtown Beira should be in the range of $20 - $30 USD, depending on the kind of taxi, traffic, and distance. At the moment, there are no currency exchange services available at Beira Airport. It's best to exchange money either in advance before you arrive or at a bank in downtown Beira.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Beira

  1. Beira is known as Mozambique's second largest city and is considered to be the cultural and commercial hub of the country
  2. Beira is home to a unique mix of cultures, with influences from the colonial era, slavery, and the cultures of the African interior
  3. Visitors to Beira can experience a wealth of activities from exploring the stunning beaches, vibrant markets, and vibrant nightlife, to visiting the historical and cultural monuments

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