Where To Stay In Maputo, Mozambique: 2 Best Neighborhoods - Updated 2024

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Formerly known as Lourenço Marques, Maputo started as a fishing village along the Indian Ocean and has grown to become a travel and commercial hub in Mozambique. As the capital city of the country, this port city is endowed with lots of charm. It offers a unique blend of cultural heritage and urban spaces. Being a melting pot of diverse cultures, you have plenty of tasty cuisines to sample. Architectural influences from the Portuguese, Chinese, and Indians are reflected in beautiful landmarks such as Maputo City Hall and Museu de Historia Natural. The city is also home to charming neighborhoods with lovely attraction sites, lodging facilities, and pristine parks. Read on to know more about where to stay in Maputo, Mozambique, including the best neighborhoods.

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1. Polana Cimento A (from USD 162)

Vila Algarve, Maputo, Nov 2011
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Tophee1 used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Polana Cimento A is among the best neighborhoods in Maputo. Enjoy easy access to the city’s attractions when you stay here. In this neighborhood, you’ll find shopping centers, government offices, restaurants, accommodations, schools, and other establishments. It is an ideal location for locals, workers, and even tourists.

Buy yourself something nice at Polana Shopping Center, a prestigious shopping mall in the neighborhood. Later, dance the night away at local entertainment joints. Local banks offer currency exchange services for your convenience. Not only that, Mundo’s and Txhapo Txhapo Restaurante are food spots you should visit to have a taste of fresh Mozambican dishes at pocket-friendly prices.

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Hotel Avenida

Address: Av Julius Nyerere, 627, Maputo, MOZ, 3236
5.63 km (3.5 mi) from Mercado de Peixe

Hotel Cardoso

Address: Ave Martiers De Mueda 707 Box
6.4 km (4.0 mi) from Mercado de Peixe

Maputo, Mozambique
5.88 km (3.7 mi) from Mercado de Peixe
24 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
very nice and clean apartment
apartment is clean and security is good
great hosts super clean and extremely well located
wonderful host who is attentive to his guests
nuno was a great host
safe parking with friendly security staff
our stay went great and nunu is a great host
nuno was a good host always attentive to everything
great apartment in central maputo
the place is ideally located in central maputo and in walking distance of main attractions in the city
very nice place great location
nuno's place is a comfortable and nice apartment in a great location
the apartment is well located right in the center of the best places in town
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2. Baixa (from USD 100)

Mesquita da Baixa Maputo Mozambique
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Ray Langsten used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Stay at the heart of the city by visiting Baixa and enjoy access to an array of quaint attractions. The neighborhood is a commercial hub dotted with new and old buildings. Take a walk around the area and discover its numerous specialty stores selling mobile phones, shoes, clothes, and other items.

Stop by Armazèns Atlântico Comercial Lda, a leading shopping mall in the area, and buy locally made snacks. After that, head to the Central Market for local souvenirs. The market is a popular spot for both natives and tourists and has a bit of everything, from fresh produce to handicrafts. That aside, you’ll find government offices and churches in this neighborhood, including the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God.

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Maputo, Mozambique
7.01 km (4.4 mi) from Mercado de Peixe
3 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
very good spot safe and close to city center
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Have a splendid vacation in Maputo

Maputo has plenty of good things for tourists, including unique attraction sites and tasty food. Make your vacation in the city pleasant by staying in a neighborhood that offers local entertainment and comfortable accommodations.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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