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Cinco Portas

Rua de la Republica, Cabo Delgado Province 3212 Mozambique
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#1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Ibo
Cinco Portas is a 3 star lodge on Ibo Island, Quirimbas National Park, constantly ranked 5 star by our guests! Our garden, pool and famous restaurant are welcoming you all year round. Cinco Portas is the gateway to Quirimbas and our bar is where you meet locals, expats and other tourists looking for fun and new friends. Cinco Portas cater for around 75% of all excursions in Quirimbas. See you soon!
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Paid private parking nearby
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Shuttle bus service
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German, Norwegian, Portuguese and 1 more


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Rua de la Republica, Cabo Delgado Province 3212 Mozambique
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Maputo Intl Airport1075 miSee all flights
Pemba Airport45 miSee all flights
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peertje wrote a review Apr 2019
Lagos, Portugal22 contributions9 helpful votes
Well it's really lame on us we're only putting a review up now as we stayed here in November 2017. But I believe Chris is still there and as this was one of our of our best stays in southern Africa we decided to still write a review. Chris is a fantastic host and chef and the food is amazing. He's one of these characters you only find in Africa still, which made our stay very special. Besides, all staff is exceptionally well trained and hospitable. We first stayed in the budget room which indeed is budget but then were upgraded for a night which was really cool. The view on the bay is beautiful and we loved walking and wandering around the island. We often think about Ibo as it is such a unique and special place and hope to get back soon. Thank you Chris and the whole team and hope to see you again! Christina & Gerry
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Carla vanessa M wrote a review Jan 2019
Maputo, Mozambique12 contributions3 helpful votes
Great location, right in front of the sea, a beautiful view of boats that dock right in front of the hotel and fishermen arriving from the sea at sunset, while relaxing in the pool that is also totally in front of the sea. The Manager who is also the Chief of the hotels restaurant, manages to make of your stay a true experience with the original foods, all of local origin, super delicious that he cooks them all in person. The decoration of the site reminds much of Bali or Thailand by the style of structure and vegetation that it has inside. However I was a bit disappointed with the room we were in, it was dark, a little stuffy and it was right next to the bar and that made the rest almost impossible. but the rest is fantastic.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: The rooms upstairs seems to be better.
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Response from christerjansson, General Manager at Cinco Portas
Responded Jan 31, 2019
Thank you Cmuchanga for taking your time to write us a review! And thank you for your kind words regarding our food and the garden. Yes we do have the best spot on Ibo just in the mangrove bay, and that add to the overall experience. The room you stayed in is not one of our best, and I am doing the utmost to convince the owner to let us solve this issue. Hopefully this will be solved by the next time you arrive Ibo. Once again, thank you and hope to see you in the future.
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Irlantilainen wrote a review Dec 2018
Helsinki, Finland299 contributions153 helpful votes
The aimiable and helpful Swedish manager-chef Chris offers a warm welcome, helpful info and, best of all, wonderful cordon-blue lunches and dinners on a terrace overlooking the sea. The owner, a terse Swiss who ignores his guests, offers rooms of varying quality. MIne had jammed doors and broken shutters, but no hot water, no bottled water and no toiletries. Sea view rooms and breezy terraces, unlike the Miti Miwiri. Staff are friendly, the whole place is clean and tidy, and Ibo is a quite extraordinary place to visit. Like Ilha de Moçambique 50 years ago. Chris can arrange private a/c transfers from Pemba, avoiding the fearful and prolonged chapa ride, and also canoes, and diving or boats to the other Islands. Certainly eat here, but consider staying at the modern but much more expensive Mwani House or the cheaper but basic Residencial Arqipelago, both nearby.
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Date of stay: November 2018
Response from ChrisCincoPortas, General Manager at Cinco Portas
Responded Dec 9, 2018
Thank you Irlantilainen for your kind words regarding our staff and food! It was a pleasure having you staying with us, you are a true globetrotter! Hopefully the rooms will have an upgrade during the coming year. The hot water is back in "your room" after we installed a new water heater. Best regards from Ibo and hope to see you again. Kiitos paljon
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Dimitri P wrote a review Nov 2018
Maputo, Mozambique103 contributions31 helpful votes
Fantastic place in a nicely renovated old house on Ibo’s beach front. Very pleasant garden, terrasse, pool and several small corners to relax. Chris is a caring host and a great cook (but you have to order your dinner at 14:00 at the latest to let him time to prepare it well). Very generous and diverse breakfast. Pleasant staff.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Traveled on business
Response from ChrisCincoPortas, General Manager at Cinco Portas
Responded Nov 8, 2018
Thank you Dimitri P, for taking your time to share your experience with future travelers visiting Ibo and Quirimbas. We are blessed with a lot of nice relaxed guests, just like you, making our work a pure treat. We are in the middle of nowhere, in the end of the world and that makes a lot of extra challenges and planning. Ibo is the perfect spot if you want to get off the beaten track, wind down and get cured from western consumerism! Thank you for choosing Cinco Portas during your stay in Quirimbas. The staff is saying hello to you. Once more, thank you for your kind words.
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Bradley G wrote a review Oct 2018
Pemba, Mozambique75 contributions10 helpful votes
The Best setting on Ibo with the most amazing menu - essential to book the food you require as Ibo is very small and procurement of food is required. The views of the ocean are absolutely great when you are sipping on a cocktail.
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Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: all rooms are great
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Response from christerjansson, General Manager at Cinco Portas
Responded Oct 15, 2018
Thank you Bradley G for your review and for taking your time to share your experience with future clients. We are a small rustic hotel and restaurant in the "middle of nowhere" and we put a lot of effort and work into improvements and to serve tasty food. Welcome back to Ibo and to Cinco Portas in the future.
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MozambiqueCabo Delgado ProvinceQuirimbas ArchipelagoIbo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cinco Portas
What are some of the property amenities at Cinco Portas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Cinco Portas?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Cinco Portas?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cinco Portas?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Cinco Portas have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Cinco Portas offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Cinco Portas located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Ibo.
Are pets allowed at Cinco Portas?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cinco Portas?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Portuguese, Swedish, and Norwegian.