Top ChoiceInternational in Beira


Biques (pronounced beaks) is a sight for sore eyes if you've just emerged bleary-eyed from the bush. Perched on a rise overlooking a windswept scoop of Macuti Beach, it's long been revered by overlanders for its...

Top ChoiceItalian in Beira

Tutto D'Italy

Top of the list of 'weird epiphanies in Beira' is this fabulous Italian restaurant hidden (there's no sign) in a children's park on the cusp of the Ponta Gêa neighbourhood. All the Italian favourites – antipasti,...

African in Beira

Restaurante 2 + 1

Get past the cheap 2+1 Takeaway outside and dive into the air-conditioned heaven of this lovely restaurant, a plush, inviting culinary star in the otherwise dilapidated Maquinino neighbourhood. The helpful...

Beach in Beira

Macuti Beach

Macuti Beach is one of the better places in town to relax, though it can’t compare with the coastline further south or north. The water is moderately clean, the currents are strong (ask locally where swimming is...

Cafe in Beira

Café Riviera

Head to this old-world street-side cafe for caffeine Portuguese style and a bolo (cake) as you watch the passing Beira scene – both the pretty and the gritty. It offers all the usual snacks, including chicken and...

Landmark in Beira

Grande Hotel

At the southern tip of Beira’s Ponta Gêa neighbourhood, within football-punting distance of the Indian Ocean, sits one of Mozambique’s biggest anachronisms: the Grande Hotel. Once a veritable palace of opulence...

European in Beira

Restaurante Pic-Nic

Set in one of the more dilapidated sections of the baixa, Pic-Nic defies its name and location, with waitstaff dressed in starched white shirts dispatching Downtown Abbey–worthy service. And it's not all show....

Seafood in Beira

Nhumba Yathu

Parked on Macuti Beach with a terrace overlooking the lighthouse and shipwreck, Nhumba specialises in seafood, selling grouper by the kilo and serving up fish cooked simply and fast. Grab an outdoor table and...

Seafood in Beira

Clube Náutico

This colonial-era swimming and social club is a popular waterside hang-out. Average food and slow service are redeemed by the relaxing beachside setting.

Notable Building in Beira

Casa Infante de Sagres

Among the faded colonial-era buildings around Beira's port area is the partially restored Casa Infante de Sagres, now the offices of Manica Shipping Company.

Supermarket in Beira


Mozambique's default supermarket is heaven for self-caterers.

Lighthouse in Beira

Macuti Lighthouse

Beira's distinctive red-and-white-striped lighthouse, dating from 1904, sits at the far end of Macuti Beach.

Cathedral in Beira


Beira’s small cathedral was built in the early 20th century with stones from the old San Caetano fort (1505) in Sofala.