Maputo is the commercial hub of Mozambique, but it retains a certain old-world charm. You can shift between the old and modern in Maputo.
What is special about it?
It may be a city, but some pretty good Mozambique resorts call Maputo home. Maputo is famous for its Mediterranean architecture, shaded sidewalks and an energetic cultural scene. Travellers to Mozambique will go away with a better understanding of the country’s culture if they spend a few days in Maputo.
You should check out the seaside atmosphere in Avenida Marginal to bask in its leisurely pace. While you are at it, make your way to Mercado de Peixe (Fish Market). In the afternoon, go to the beach and people watch. You’ll find plenty of food stands to satisfy your hunger pangs.
Coffee culture and more
Visit the low-lying old town to witness its lively culture. You can enjoy a cappuccino at one of its ethnic cafés and linger over your meals at the city’s fine restaurants.
Above all else, Maputo is a party town. Party till wee hours in the morning, before you head north. You can go pub and café hopping and catch some dance tunes. There are plenty of resorts out there, such as the Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort with reputed cafes you ought to try.