This island and its sea bed gave rise to the marine sanctuary of the Quirimbas National Park and back. Very few stone buildings, but a great charm for the life of local fishermen, grouped under their immense coconut groves. 10 euros is charged for access to the island, but if it comes from Ibo and has already paid enough to show proof of the Quirimbas National Park. It has a tiny market and can be found cooked food-rich and cheap in any private home. No place to sleep.
Resting place of ancient Arab and Portuguese in their sea of spices (and slaves). In less than an hour will make the island, turtle nesting beach and a stunning sea of color. Today it operates one of the most luxurious lodge in the world (Quilalea Island Resort), with accommodation in private villas with private swimming pool with salt water. It is reached by boat from neighboring Quirimba, where it flies from Pemba.
The Quirimbas Archipelago consists of 32 islands scattered along the coast of Mozambique from Palma in the north to Pemba. Fine white sand beaches, coral reefs, palm trees and great masses of mangrove adorn the landscape, totally Indian ocean. With the phenomenon of low tide you can walk among several islands, 8 miles into the sea. ¡Something incredible!
The vehicles are very low, that also explains the minimal influx of tourism to the area.
Known as the younger sister of Ilha de Mozambique, the first capital of the country. It was an administrative town in the days of the Portuguese and was used for trade in goods and slaves, given the proximity of Madagascar. Recovered by Frelimo in 1975. Still keeps Portuguese fortresses of Cologne, as well as the design of its streets and old buildings. Alongside this, local people living in their traditional houses.
10 euros is charged for access to the island.
The most northerly island of the archipelago of Quirimbas. An attractive location with a great biodiversity of seabed, ideal for scuba diving enthusiasts but high resources. The lodge Medjumbe Island Resort offers a dizzying prices (between 300 and 800 USD per night).