Fodor's Expert Review Mercado Municipal Vilankulo

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Have your camera ready when you visit this bustling central market known as the "old market." It's hot, crowded, and a bit squalid in places, but it's worth visiting to buy lengths of colorful Dutch wax cloth called capulanas, which the local women wear as sarongs (be sure to barter), and packets of fresh cashew nuts (with or without peri-peri seasoning). But Mercado Municipal is basically a produce and fish market where you can eyeball freshly caught sardines, squid and other local fish. If you are self-catering, or want to see the latest catch of the day, visit at 4pm.

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Vilankulo, Inhambane  Mozambique

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