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Baixo do Pinda Mozambique

Learn more about the beachside bay of Baixo do Pinda in Mozambique


This hidden rustic holiday retreat is like something out of a Robinson Crusoe movie or the TV show "Survivor". This castaway escape takes you on the edge of a continental shift where snorkeling and diving in this region is world-class and one of Mozambique's untold secrets!

Baixo do Pinda Accommodation

The tropical getaway of Baixo do Pinda peninsula is located in the Nampula Province of northern Mozambique nearby the UNESCO world heritage site of Ilha de Mozambique (Mozambique Island).

From long stretches of fine white sandy beaches to exploring little rocky beach coves backed by coastal bush and baobab trees. This coastal region of Mozambique is very unique due to its steady slopes attracting a myriad of beautiful marinelife, then there are sheer drop-offs just offshore whereas to the east of the "island", a large protective reef offers beautiful turquoise shallow waters creating a spectacular contrast in just one area.

Another favourite activity to do in the area is Kayaking along the beaches. Discover more beach coves and slowly drift through beautiful mangrove channels prolific in coastal birdlife where up to 130 species have been recorded in the area to date.

Bird species include fish eagles, snake eagles, sunbirds, woodpeckers, sombre greenbuls, tropical boubous, eastern nicators, blue waxbills, kingfishers, rollers, bee-eaters, warblers, cisticolas, waders, raptors, African goshawk, sparrowhawk and the lanner falcon to name a few.

Kayak to a secluded beach with no one to be seen with you and your loved one for a romantic picnic whilst soaking up the sun. If you're lucky, you might find yourself kayaking amongst dolphins and even whales! There are guided tours available on the peninsula through the mangroves.

Exploring these locations can also be done by bike, vehicle, boat or with a leisurely walk.

Whale watching during season is from winter to summer (July to November) with peak season whale activity between August and September. Watch them from the beach playfully spyhopping, lobtailing and breaching from the beach or experience these magnificent creatures close-up from a boat.

Fun Fact:

Discover hidden caves, ancient fossils, saltpans and other wildlife such as the civet and genet cat, mongoose, monitor lizard, snakes, vervet monkey, black back jackal, bat eared fox, fruit bats and bush babies that inhabit the peninsula. Read more about Baixo do Pinda

Enjoy an exhilarating dhow trip with an experienced local who knows all the best spots to make your vacation even more special. Not only does this help support the community but also gives them encouragement. These beautifully hand-crafted boats are generally used for fishing or as transport and you'll lots of them out in the bay.

Take a trip or tour to the fishing village of Memba to the west where you can learn and experience the fishing culture and the daily lifestyle of local Macuas first hand or even within the communities of the Baixo-do-Pinda peninsula, their ways of teaching and tours through the local mosque.

Venture to the east of the peninsula where the old black and white striped Portuguese lighthouse remains offering absolutely spectacular 360° views of the Nangata Village below and the stunning azure bay from the top.

Other stunning locations to visit nearby if you have a 4x4 include Nacala which has the 2nd deepest port in the world, Ilha de Mozambique (Mozambique Island) - a UNESCO world heritage site absolutely rich in colonial history as if you're stepping back in time to the 1400’s and Mossuril Bay (beach villages of Chocas Mar and Cabaceira).

With so much to do and see, we can't help but put Baixo do Pinda on our "Hidden Gems" list of incredible places for you to decide where to spend your next holiday in Mozambique!

Baixo do Pinda Accommodation
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Baixo do Pinda

This hidden rustic holiday retreat is like something out of a Robinson Crusoe movie or the TV show "Survivor". This castaway escape takes you on the edge of a continental shift where snorkeling and diving in this region is world-class ...

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Categories Explained

For better understanding, we have put together a brief summary guide of what each category means and to also give you an idea of what each associated icon refers to when you see them on listings & adverts.

Listed in alphabetical order

Backpackers Lodge:

Those who are on a tight budget should keep a lookout for this category icon. This type of establishment offers dormitory (shared) bedroom accommodation with other "Backpackers" generally using either single beds or bunk beds with a communal kitchen and shared ablutions.

Bar On-Site:

Meaning the venue has its own bar on-site with staff serving alcohol/non-alcohol beverages and perhaps "pub-grub" included. They may offer satellite TV for bar patrons to follow the latest sporting fixtures live and may also host live music on certain days / evenings.

Bed & Breakfast:

If an establishment has this icon, this means they either include breakfast in their rates or offer the opportunity for you to choose to include breakfast during your stay which is usually served to guests in an on-site breakfast room dinette or restaurant. Some B&B's offer basic / light (continental) breakfasts, Full English breakfasts or buffet style breakfast options.

Campsite / Glamping:

Either they offer camping grounds for you to pitch your own tent if on a tight budget and / or they have their own pre-setup tents for you to camp in, some offering private facilities (aka "Glamping") within their tents such as beds, a fridge, sofa and bathroom.

Conference Venue:

This means the establishment has a dedicated hall room specially arranged and equipped with most facilities to host important business meetings, teambuilding events or any other occasion alike.

Disabled Friendly Accommodation:

Goes without saying. Any establishment marked with this icon and listed under this category offers facilities for those who have reduced mobility. They may have basic facilities for these conditions or advanced. Kindly enquire with them directly for more information and/or specific requirements you may need.

Dive Charter:

These are dive centres who are a team of qualified dive instructors (PADI which means Professional Association of Diving Instructors) offering SCUBA diving lessons for clients and excursions to some of the best dive sites in the region for an unforgettable underwater adventure.

Eco Lodges:

Environmentally friendly establishments built by local communities using naturally sourced / non-toxic materials with the objective of protecting the surrounding habitat. These types of lodges range from rustic bush and beach to luxury accommodation. Not only does this movement protect the environment, but it also helps support local families.

Fishing Charter:

This means the associated business offers professional paid-for deep sea fishing charters / outings and excursions for those fishing enthusiasts (and for newbies). They generally have a fully equipped fishing boat and all the fishing gear ready for clients to bait up and cast a line. Their expertize, knowledge and experience will reward you with some of the best fishing spots for an action packed deep sea fishing experience.

For Sale:

If you're looking to invest or buy property in Mozambique, keep an eye out for this category for the latest in the property market.

Full Board Accommodation:

Full Board means breakfast, lunch and dinner (also known as "All Inclusive"). If a venue is listed under this category, then they either offer guests the choice of a full board meal plan during their stay or their rates by default include full board meals. a lot of these establishments will have private personal chefs serving guests top class cuisine.

Group Accommodation:

Because this is a popular search and request amongst many, we have created this specific category for exactly that - group accommodation which is very much the same as our Holiday Homes category. These are establishments that can cater and accommodate for large groups of 8 people and up in the same house / unit offering most self catering facilities as if you are "home away from home".

Guest House:

Similar to a typical B&B, a Guest House is usually a private house offering very few accommodation units all within the main building structure (or some seperately). Some serve home cooked meals within their in-house dining room specially catered to seat all their guests and offer a lounge area where fellow travellers can interact, socialize and share stories.

Holiday Home:

This type of accommodation is usually ideal for large groups of people going on holiday being a "home away from home" with numerous bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen for your self catering needs, lounge, toilets, braai/BBQ area, some with a swimming pool and some offering exclusive privacy.

Honeymoon / Romantic Accommodation:

Very self-explanatory. A venue will be listed under this category if they offer a specific luxury, private honeymoon suite or because our admin has "hand-picked" the establishment to be perfect for such an occasion based on their location and facilities offered. However, you are the best judge when it comes to planning that special getaway with your loved one anyway. Pssst ... and it doesn't have to be expensive either to enjoy, right?!


A hotel is generally a large premises that can accommodate a large amount of guests in many adjacent rooms grading from standard 2 sleeper units to "executive" luxury suites offering more in-room space and facilities. They generally have a restaurant and bar on-site for all day meals and drinks (quite often offered on a buffet dining basis). Other on-site facilities may include a swimming pool, gym, spa, in/outdoor entertainment area for kids, a conference / wedding room for meetings / ceremonies and a small shop.

Restaurant / Personal Chef(s) On-Site:

This indicates that the establishment has a small / large restaurant on-site for their guests (they may also accept walk-ins for non-guests) or they have on-board catering staff serving guests in their own private space or in a designated dining area.

Self Catering:

This type of establishment offers guests facilities required to cater / cook on their own terms whether it be within a holiday home for example or on communal grounds.


This means the establishment has spa facilities and services offered to guests who are looking for personal treatments during their vacation.

Tours & Safaris:

These business services can range from swimming with dolphins, horse riding, city tours, boat tours, island tours, dhow tours to game drives and more. You'll have to click on their advert to find out more and what they have to offer.

Wedding Venue:

This means, the venue has all the on-site facilities and catering services to host large or small weddings and ceremonies. Depending on the size of the wedding, some may have enough units to accommodate all wedding guests.