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A unique destination with a natural reef extending 1500m parallel to Paindane beach
Welcome to Paindane, a beautiful secluded beach situated in the Inhambane province merely 29km south of one of Mozambique's oldest and historical ports, Inhambane.
Enjoy exciting activities such as endless snorkeling, safe bathing, scuba diving and deep sea fishing
What makes Paindane stand out from the rest and is drawing in huge interest from tourists abroad, is the remarkable natural reef that runs 1.5km parallel to Paindane beach. Not only does Paindaine's reef provide shelter and calm conditions, it's also home to a vast variety of tropical fish species and coral life, making this a snorkeler's paradise for all ages and claims to be one of best snorkeling reefs along Mozambique's coastline !
The large sand dunes that run along the beaches, scattered with lush coconut trees offer spectacular views of Paindane beach, the reef and the warm Indian Ocean. A perfect base for spotting whales close to shore during their migrational season (July to October). Another fascinating specticle during summer and autumn is the opportunity to see leather-back and loggerhead turtles lay their eggs on the beach during the evening. Once hatched, baby turtles can be seen scrambling to sea.
Paindane's reef attracts large schools of big game fish close to shore, giving deep sea fishing enthuasiast an action packed opportunity to catch various big game fish such as kingfish, durado, wahoo, barracuda, queenfish, snoek, billfish and much more.
Paindane allows divers the opportunity to encounter whale sharks, dolphins, zambezi sharks, reef sharks potato bass, blue spotted rays, brown ribbon-tailed rays, geometric rays, lion fish, moral eels, octopus, bait fish, goat fish and much more around Paindane's exceptional reef and numerous other popular coral reefs that lie beneath the depths nearby for you to explore.
Other major tourist attractions are just up the road from the historical town of Inhambane which still has monuments and building with beautiful architecture built back in Vasco de Gamma's era to popular beaches like Zavora, Guinjata Bay, Barra and Tofo Bay and Maxixe - where holiday makers can take a wonderful dhow boat tour across Inhambane Bay.
Not only does Paindaine's 1.5km reef provide shelter and calm conditions, it's also home to a vast variety of tropical fish species and coral life, making this a snorkeler's paradise for all ages and claims to be one of best snorkeling reefs along Mozambique's coastline!
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