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“Bad road, unfriendly staff, not really eco”
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LaGoa Eco Lodge
Munich, Germany
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“Bad road, unfriendly staff, not really eco”
Reviewed 23 January 2013

I would not recommend staying there if you have a choice. You definitley need a 4*4, don't listen to what the owners tell you. The owners weren't really friendly, it was very basic and you get much nicer places for this price. Moreover the water from the pipes is salty, so don't use it for your tea.
The lake is nice though, but the sea is very far away.
I doubt that leading water from the sinc back into the lake can be considered as eco, but I am also not an expert in these sort of things...

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 December 2012

Eco lodge is really amazing, when we came there the fist night it was dark. You need a high clearance car because it is 7km on a sandy road. When we arrived we could not see how amazing it was, when we were settled in the room we took a beer from the bar and Niels, the owner, showed us the lagoon. It's amazing to just sit there with a cold drink, take a swim and relax.when sitting on the main table at the lodge you have the most amazing view over the lagoon!

It is a little paradise...!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Cape Town
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

So glad we discovered LaGoa! It's a rustic eco lodge on a beautiful lagoon 7km away from Quissico, which is ordinarily the kind of town people would just drive past on their way to Tofo or Barra. The road to LaGoa is fairly sandy - you'd need a 4x4 or a robust 2x4 but you can arrange a pick up with the lodge and leave your car in town. This is the kind of place that suits a laidback traveller or backpacker - rooms are rustic but clean and comfortable, and there's a communal kitchen (bring your own food or buy food to cook with from the lodge - they have all you need from chickpeas and bread to mangoes and eggs). The lagoon is beautiful - turquoise still water that's warm enough to swim in for hours. The deserted beach, which is lovely but not great for swimming, is a 2km walk/drive away from the lodge. We loved everything about this place - its chilled vibe, the off-the-beaten track location on the lagoon and owner Niels' commitment to working with the community and building a sustainable tourism model in the area.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 10 May 2012

We absolutely loved it for the off-the-beaten-track location - 20min from town even though its only 7km, makes this feel totally remote and wild like being on a deserted island. The scenery is spectacular and we did not want for anything. sunset swimming in the lagoon, making a fire under the trees to cook a local fish, stargazing, lazing around and general relaxing is what it's all about. If your'e looking for a "big loud party", double ply loo paper, plug points and unlimited hot water, this is not for you. Its a small lodge with ample communal areas and beautiful gardens. We loved it so much we stayed another night! Definitely recommended for couples wanting to get away or open minded folks wanting to experience a more quieter side of mozambique.

Note there is no pool but the massive lagoon is like a giant warm semi-salty pool with little to no waves!

Expect little cell phone reception, only accesible with a high clearance bakkie or 4x4, and remember its a malaria area. If you want to dive it about an hour's drive to Zavora. (60km north) for the nearest diving spot.

For food, the local market sells all the fresh things you will need but dont bargain on prawns or meat whatsoever. Fresh fish can be bought form the locals but on a pure run into them by chance basis.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about LaGoa Eco Lodge

Property: LaGoa Eco Lodge
Address: Macomane Road, Quissico 100, Mozambique
Region: Mozambique > Inhambane Province > Quissico
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Quissico
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dorms, dble rondavels and a chalet sleeping up to four, all en-suite. Chalet has own kitchenette and garden. Self catering, a variety of communal areas including brai and bar. Breakfast and evening meals available upon request and with notice. Activities include canoeing, volleyball, nature walks, picnics and swimming. Getting there: Quissico is on the EN1 highway, 350kms north of Maputo and 150kms south of Tofo. Regular shuttle buses run in either direction, pick up from town upon prior arrangement. LaGoa Lodge is 7kms from town. ... more   less 

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