The small Mozambiquan resort of Barra is situated nearly 500 kilometres to the north of Maputo and is adjacent to the Inhambane peninsula. Barra has pristine, secluded beaches and is almost entirely surrounded by water, the Inhambane Estuary being on the one side and the clear waters of the Indian Ocean on the other. The beach here is long and wide and the warm waters safe to swim in. Out to sea the nearby reef is home to hundreds of fish species including the manta ray and the whale shark.
At Barra you will experience Mozambique at its best as you laze away the hours under the gently swaying coconut palms and casuarinas. Fishing and diving enthusiasts may hire boats from the nearby Tofo village while surfers share the surf with bottle nosed dolphins.
For shopping you can visit the nearby town of Inhambane, where there are some excellent but fairly basic shops as well as a good number of cafes and restaurants. This is a truly excellent destination in which to relax and get away from the bustle of city life.