This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Tofo. To help you make friends with Tofo before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Tofo is an ideal beach town located in the southeastern region of Mozambique, about twenty-two kilometers outside of Inhambane. The main section of the town does not have paved roads, instead the roads are made of sand that seems to overflow from the nearby beach overlooking the Indian Ocean. The town itself is really quite small, with a buzzing local market and little other shops in the way of purchasing groceries. Thankfully there are a number of really good restaurants in the area at very affordable prices. As for Tofo hostels, there are only a handful to choose from, so if you're coming during the busy season it would be a good idea to book in advance.
Despite the town's size, there is an abundance of outdoor activities that can be done in the small beach town of Tofo. If you like scuba diving, you're in luck! Tofo is considered one of the best in the world for spotting things like manta rays, whale sharks, and countless other animals. Even if you don't scuba dive, most of the dive shops operate an ocean safari where they take clients out onto the boat in search of the whale sharks, dolphins, humpback whales, and a variety of other animals. Tofo is also a good town for surfing; kite-surfing; horseback riding; and in general, relaxing.
The town also has a bit of a party atmosphere with a local bar that often keeps people up until sunrise, especially during their full moon parties. Because of this, there tends to be a younger crowd in Tofo, but there is a variety of different age groups sprinkled throughout the town.
Written by local enthusiast for Tofo hostelsRichard Ballentine