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 Beach. To help you make friends with Tofo Beach before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Tofo Beach, Mozambique, is in Inhambane Province and is around five hundred kilometers northeast of the capital Maputo. It's a very popular stop for international backpackers, as it is very cheap to stay there, and there is a very good choice of Tofo Beach, Mozambique hostel dormitory accommodation. The long, sand beach offers opportunities for sunbathing and also for many water activities.
There are a number of dive outfits in Tofo that organize various diving courses for beginners or the more advanced. The diving around Tofo is excellent, with manta rays, dolphins, and turtles commonly seen. For non-divers, ocean safaris are offered with chances to see whale sharks, which are very common, and humpback whales during the June to September migration season.
Budget backpackers are well served by the hostels in Tofo Beach, Mozambique. They are cheap and cheerful and of a pretty good standard. Tickets for onward travel as well as trips and tours further afield can be organized through Tofo Beach, Mozambique hostels. Boat trips to offshore islands are also offered; Vilanculos, with its access to the Bazaruto Archipelago, is just three hundred kilometers north. The hostels in Tofo Beach, Mozambique, are great places to meet up with other backpackers and pick their brains for those off-the-beaten-track destinations or to hook up and split the cost of a dhow boat trip, for instance. The hostels in Tofo Beach, Mozambique, offer Wi-Fi access, though it is fairly slow (many of the restaurants also offer this).
Tofo has dozens of restaurants, serving -- as you would expect -- fresh seafood, or you can eat very cheaply at the market. Tofo is very small, and it's easy to walk around the whole village in an hour, so you'll never get lost.
For onward travel, minibuses go to Inhambane from Tofo, where big buses connect with the main highway. Some buses go direct from Tofo, mostly to Maputo, but this is a long drive, so breaking it at Xai-Xai, for instance, is the more leisurely way of traveling Mozambique.
Written by local enthusiast for Tofo Beach hostelsLondonroad