Shopping tips


  1. 1.There is a ATM to draw money otherwise you will need to bring Rands/Mozambique Meticais.

  2. 2.Most Credit cards are accepted in most of the establishments but check before you try and use them.

  3. 3.Use rands where menu/prices are quoted in Rands and Meticais where quoted otherwise exchange rates might get complicated and you will come off worst in the transaction.

  4. 4.The South African government do NOT allow you to go through the border into SA with wooden carvings, plates etc. Please adhere to this policy to save the stunning Sand Forests from being cut down.

  5. 5.Ideally bring your own charcoal also to save the forest here in the region plus it is much cheaper to bring brickettes from your local supermarket.

Market Region

BCI Bank/ATM - has two ATM’s that have a personal security guard posted outside at all times. You should use the normal precautions but nothing has happened to date that we are aware of.
 
Bread can be obtained form various places in the market but is mainly supplied by Elias’s bakery found next to Fernando’s.
 
Supermarkito -  next to Petromoc Petrol station Supplies - if you are looking for Olive Oil, Olives etc. including cheese this is the place to head to. See more HERE
 
Vodacom - purchase a sim card at one of the barrakas where you see the Vodacom signs and save yourself some money especially if you have friends and family here on holiday with you. Make sure you purchase the airtime you require for data and convert airtime to data by typing *111# and following the menu options. To check your balance on data if you are on a dongle modem and Apple dial *100# - check Device page for Details
 

Traditional shopping Village centre

Dairy Products - one of the Barrakas in the market has milk, yoghurt - ask for directions.

Petrol Station region

Fish shop - if it is bait and frozen fish you are after head to the right of the filling station where you find fridges full of frozen fish.
 
Pharmacy - The pharmacy is in the mall at the end of the passage where you can find many of the drugs you might need while in Ponta. Call Ico to check if they have what you require on +258 84 526 3632
 
Ponta Kite & Surf - Quicksilver clothing - If you are looking for quicksilver surf gear then pop in here. They also stock some items for the beach generally. Contact Sarah on +258 84 615 9887 or email : pontakiteandsurf@gmail.com website : Select HERE
 

Petromoc Service Station for all your fuel, Oil.. Gas requirements - more details HERE

Market Fresh Vegetables and food, herbs and spices

PONTA Local - When at the service station pop into the local Arts and crafts centre
 
Lukas Butchery - Butchery and Convenience store in the heart of Ponta - Marlin Centre, Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique - Opposite the BCI Bank in the Arcade and 500m from the Main Market on the way to the main beach. Select HERE for more info..
 

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