The opinions are universal - BARRA must be the closest to Paradise one would ever find!
Situated 500 km. north of Maputo in the province of Inhambane, BARRA (Praio de Barra) boasts the usual unspoilt, palm fringed and outstretched beaches synonymous with Mozambique.
Swim in the tropical, crystal clear seas and lakes. Unlike other coastal areas in South Africa, you can always swim in Barra, even during July, since the ocean is always much warmer than elsewhere. It is also very safe - the seas are calm with low, placid waves most of the time, and side currents very seldom occur. You can have peace of mind when the kids are swimming. And you do not have to worry about sharks - in Barra's history, no shark attacks ever occurred.
It is a paradise for diving and snorkeling, with a famous reef a mere 200 metres from the shore. The young and fit normally simply swim out to the reef. Or you can dive the world famous Manta Reef at Tofo (Praia de Tofo), bordering Barra to the south. Resorts like Mokolo Bay, Palm Grove and Barra Lodge offer guided diving and snorkeling expeditions, and they have all the necessary equipment on site.
Barra is also a famous deep sea angling spot, where an abundance of game fish roam: Marlin, Sailfish, Barracuda, Dorado, Kingfish and Tuna.
So, if you are fed-up with your normal holidays, where you are only one of thousands of others, having to go to movies, restaurants and shopping malls, or standing in endless queues, come to Barra and have a REAL holiday.
But be warned - Barra is addictive, and you would be drawn to it for the rest of your life!
* NOTE * You would need a 4 X 4 vehicle to reach your destination!