General Information about visiting Ponta do Ouro
LOCAL FOOD MARKET
As you enter the town of Ponta Do Ouro on your left hand side you will see the local market, here you can purchase basic fresh goods such as locally grown salad ingredients, potatoes, various vegetables and freshly baked Portuguese bread. The little stalls behind the fresh veg stalls, sell basic items like airtime, long-life milk, flour, margarine, some canned goods, chocolates, sweets and cool drinks. There is currently no fresh meat available for purchase anywhere in Ponta be sure to bring your own.
The well-known local bar "Fernando's" is the Home of the Famous Rum and Raspberry! This bar is situated next to the market and is a popular stop when visitors enter Ponta. You will undoubtedly enjoy the vibe here as well as Fernando's smiling face and rather heavy hand when it comes to pouring Rum!
This centre is easily identified by the curving red wall that boasts this uniqueness.Enthusiasum of this little centre filled with the Ponta patrol boutique clothing shop,a hardware store. Roxy surf shop and the soon to be well-reknowned Love café for all that is tasteful and delightful and made with love.
Coming into town closer to the beachfront you'll find the boutique store Magenta Moon the perfect place to purchase handmade dresses, handbags and other bohemian clothing styles as well as beautiful jewelry. There are two other stores that sell similar types of clothing and accessories called Ponta Patrol and Sasha's shop with clothing from India. All three shops are well worth a visit especially for the ladies.
Tarragons Tea garden is joined directly to Magenta Moon Boutique with quaint table settings in the fairy garden with a great range of food choices.Not to be missed is the fudge and cranberry biscuits ready to melt in your mouth.
Opposite Magenta Moon is the Petro Mac petrol station currently petrol per litre costs R15-R20, this price is known to fluctuate due to exchange rate changes. There is also a little shop here to buy basic canned goods, biscuits, chips, drinks and cigarettes.
All vessels require a launch permit-valid for maximum 30 days or as per temporary import permit. Boats 800mt including skipper 200mt per additional crew Jet-ski 800mt, Fishing 400mt, Spearfishing 500mt. These amounts are in the local currency and the amount will fluctuate according the exchange rate.
The Village square has a number of shops including a BCI Bank, which does have an ATM that accepts Visa Card. Please note you will draw cash in Mozambican meticais. On the left of the village square we have the Fishmonger Restaurant, a well stocked fishing tackle shop and Rip Curl surf shop. Bulu Bulu restaurant is also well-known for the traditional dishes. Then there is a very well stocked Ponta Kite and Surf shop which stocks Quicksilver and Roxy as well as sought after Laurentina and 2M Beer clothing and apparel.
To the right you will find Barrels Liquor Store and directly above this is the restaurant Upstairs, which has Internet available to the public.
The surf shop stocks a large array of Billabong, Hurley and Lizzy Clothing. Ethnic Threads situated to the left of the surf shop stocks hand made clothing and accessories and situated to the right of the surf shop, is the new Pharmacy.
The curio market just down the road from the village square has a array of different souvenirs and locally made clothing items, this is a must do stop to have a look at the wares on offer. They have a wide variety of wooden carvings, T-shirts and paintings.
Mango is another fairly new addition to Ponta’s daytime eating out options. The food served here is fresh, healthy and very affordable. The fresh smoothies and cocktails are real thirst quenchers on hot days. The menu which includes fresh wraps, delicious salads and one of the best pineapple chicken fillet burgers that you’ll ever taste will definitely keep you coming back for more! Mango is situated directly above The Dolphin Centre just before the Ponta do Ouro Campsite.
Inside the campsite you will find the ever-popular beach bar, which has a fantastic beachfront location, their food on offer, is burgers, toasted sandwiches, pizzas and seafood. You can also have a look at their surf and beach shop, which stocks Rip Curl clothing and spearfishing equipment and an array of goodies for the kids. Surfs Up water centre can also assist with any surf board and SUP rentals.
The registered launch site is also situated in the campsite. It is required that all boat and jet ski owners purchase a license from the Department of Maritime with proof of sea going certificate and valid skippers license.