A top tourist destination, Pemba is renowned for its Portuguese colonial architecture and is built over rolling hills filled with baobab trees. Formerly known as Porto Amelia, Pemba is the gateway to the Quirimbas Archipelago and Quirimbas National Park; the Niassa National Reserve too can be reached via Pemba. A big watersports destination, with warm temperatures all year round and a relaxed atmosphere with the typical Mozambican rustic feel to it, Pemba offers visitors beautiful coral reefs for diving and snorkelling expeditions and beaches that are pristine and perfect. Pemba is a destination not to be missed.
There are markets of plenty where local goods, food and products of all kinds including artwork can be bought. Fresh bread is baked and available every morning as are freshly caught fish. Restaurants are readily available where seafood has never tasted better and sundowners never been for fitting. Travelling via local Dhow boats is something not to be missed and offers travellers experiences that will last a lifetime. You will be bound to get lost amongst the friendliness of the local people and never want to leave. Luckily, accommodation is not difficult to come by.
Pemba accommodation is suitable for all sorts of budgets with luxury, upper-market self-catering accommodation available and perfectly situated, the standard accommodation that is just as beautiful but fairer in prices. Accommodation in Pemba also includes guesthouses and hotels that offer the comforts of home and friendly Mozambican hospitality.