About Vilanculos

Vilanculos (also known as Vilankulo) is a popular Mozambique holiday destination. Think white sandy beaches and fun watersports such as kiteboarding, snorkeling, sailing, scuba diving, and horse riding. Vilanculos is the gateway to the beautiful Bazaruto Archipelago, a group of islands boasting Mozambique's only underwater National Park.

Vilanculos in Mozambique offers long pristine beaches and dazzling views to take your breath away. The beautiful bay has calm and shallow waters which are ideal for watersports and fun in the sun.

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Best time to visit

The best time to visit Vilanculos in September-October. The weather at night in the winter, which is around July-time, can get down to a minimum of 18℃ (65℉). The sun stays up the longest in Vilanculos in December, so you'll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time.


Shallow and deepwater reefs reveal beautiful creatures such as the green and leatherback turtles, sailfish, and manta ray, to name a few. Big deep-sea game fishing of marlin and barracuda is truly spectacular. There are over 300 bird species including the mangrove kingfisher, crab plover, and magnificent flocks of flamingos and pelicans.

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