Flight tickets from George to Beira

Beira is an ancient port city that lies on the Atlantic Ocean in Mozambique. It is the second largest city in the country after Maputo and the fourth largest port in southern Africa. Beira has a long history, having been founded in 1890 by the Portuguese, and it has a unique culture and vibrant atmosphere that makes it a great place to visit. In this text, we will take a look at Beira’s history and current culture and attractions. We'll explore why it is such an appealing destination, as well as offering some useful tips on things to do while in Beira.

Getting to Know Beira

Beira is a city in Mozambique situated in the Sofala Province in Central Mozambique. It has a population of approximately 520,130 people according to the 2019 census. Beira is considered to be the economic heart of the country due to its central location and its access to the Indian Ocean. The time zone in Beira is UTC+2. The primary language spoken in Beira is Portuguese, though Mozambican Sign Language, Makhuwa and Sena are also spoken. The currency of Beira is the Metical.

Climate and Weather

Beira, located in central Mozambique, is blessed with a tropical climate. With an altitude of only 20m, temperatures across the year remain more or less consistent - hot and very humid. The average temperature ranges from 20 °C (68 °F) during the cooler months of May to October, to the higher average of 28-30 °C (82-86 °F) from December to April. The rain season in Beira goes from March to May, and again from October to December. During the rain season it's an almost non-stop overcast sky and unceasing rain. It's usually very hot and humid during the day, and very mild and humid at night. In general, Beira is a hot and humid city all year long. It is best to avoid visiting Beira during the heavy rains that can occur between October and December.

Touring Beira: Airport and Transportation

There is only one airport in Beira and it is called Beira Airport (BEW). The airport is located about 5 km from the downtown area. You can get from the airport to downtown in Beira by taxi or minibus. The cost of a taxi ride is roughly US$7.30 and the cost of a minibus ride is US$4.50. You can change money at Beira Airport, but it is not recommended as there are better rates at banks and foreign exchange bureaus in the city.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Beira

  1. Beira is known as the capital of Central Mozambique and is the gateway to the country's cultural and economic center. Its history has been shaped by its role in the region's trade routes, from Arab merchants and Portuguese colonists to modern-day traders and professionals
  2. The city was largely destroyed during the Mozambican Civil War, with many colonial-era buildings and churches now lost. Nevertheless, Beira is still a vibrant and bustling city, with plenty of historical buildings, markets and cafes to explore
  3. Beira is full of culture, with vibrant art galleries and music scenes, as well as traditional tchipes (vegetable dishes) and the famous restaurant Chenjequene, which serves up delicious local seafood dishes. There are plenty of attractions to explore in the city, from the 19th century Cathederal to the lively waterfront area of Zimpeto

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