Flight tickets from Plettenberg Bay to Vilankulu

Vilanculos is a charming coastal town situated in the Inhambane Province of Mozambique. It's a major tourist destination that offers pristine beaches, crystal blue waters, and some of the most beautiful sunsets in the entire region. With its vibrant culture, friendly locals, and fantastic dining and shopping options, Vilanculos is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to explore all that Mozambique has to offer. This article will cover the top things to do and see during a trip to Vilanculos.

Getting to Know Vilanculos

Vilanculos is a city located on the coast of Mozambique and is the gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago. It has a population of 40,000 and is a thriving fishing port. Vilanculos falls within the Central Africa Time Zone and GMT +2. The local language is Portuguese, but English is spoken in many parts of the city. The currency used within Vilanculos is the Mozambique Metical (MZN), which is convertible to the US dollar and other foreign currencies. The Metical is divided into 100 centavos. Vilanculos is an exciting and vibrant city with a unique culture and excellent tourist attractions. It is definitely worth a visit!

Climate and Weather

Vilanculos is located in the southeast of Mozambique and has a tropical climate moderated by the south eastern trade winds. The temperatures in Vilanculos remain relatively high throughout the year, with an average of 12°C at night and up to 30°C in the daytime. Vilanculos has distinct wet and dry seasons with the wet season covering the summer months of December, January, February and March and the dry season covering the winter months of May, June, July and August. The wet season brings heavy rains and high humidity with temperatures ranging between 20 and 30°C. During the dry season temperatures are generally lower at night, ranging from 12 to 20°C. Occasional thunderstorms or tropical cyclones come through the area in the wet season, bringing most of the annual rainfall that the region receives.

Touring Vilanculos: Airport and Transportation

There are 2 airports located in Vilanculos; the "Vilanculos International Airport" and the Robert Mugabe International Airport. You can get from the main airport to downtown in Vilanculos by taking a taxi. The cost of the taxi ride between the two should be around US$ 20. Yes, you can change money at Vilanculos airport. There are foreign exchange services available at both the Vilanculos International and Robert Mugabe International airports.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Vilanculos

  1. Vilanculos is located on the beautiful coastal plain of Mozambique and is home to a unique blend of cultures, with influences from local African, Portuguese, and Indian backgrounds.
  2. The city was originally founded by the Bantu people and is renowned for its vibrant culture and history, including traditional music and dance.
  3. Visitors to Vilanculos can explore the local markets, visiting small fishing villages and enjoy the beautiful beaches, ideal for swimming, sunbathing and surfing

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