Reasons To Visit Beira
Beira is Mozambique’s second-largest city and an important port in the country offering idyllic coastal vistas, a vibrant and warm community and plenty of outdoor activities for travelers to enjoy. Many visitors who come to the city will take advantage of its seaside location by relaxing on one of the beaches. Savanna Beach is one of the most popular in the region around 25 km from the city center and worth the trip. In the city center itself there are a few landmarks worth visiting like the Cathedral and the Grande Hotel Beira, while a few hours’ drive from Beira is the beautiful Gorongosa National Park.
Arriving In Beira
Beira Airport is situated less than 10 km from Beira and handles a range of domestic and regional flights. Travelers looking to book flights from the UAE to Beira will not find any direct flights available as no carriers provide nonstop flights, but you can conveniently make the journey with only a single stopover.
Beira Airport is a fairly small airport offering little by way of facilities and services, so you may want to bring everything you need with you to the airport. However, all of the essentials can be found at the airport including a restaurant and bar as well as a convenience shop, so you’ll be able to find everything you would expect. Once you have touched down at the airport there are public bus routes available if you are on a strict budget, although most travelers arriving will opt for a taxi instead.
Beira Travel Information
Many nationals including UAE nationals will be able to get a visa upon arrival in Mozambique which enables you to stay in the country for up to 30 days. In Beira the weather is at its warmest from November to March when you can expect average highs of 30 degrees, although this period also coincides with the rainy season in the region so expect a lot of rainfall during this time. You will need to put your clocks back by two hours to get on local time in Mozambique, while the currency used in the country is the Mozambican metical.
* This information is correct as of April 2018
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