Bazaruto is the largest island of the Bazaruto Archipelago, approximately 600 km north of Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique.
Besides Bazaruto, the archipelago is made up of Benguerra, Magaruque and Bangue islands, as well as the small island of Santa Carolina, commonly known as Paradise Island. The archipelago, declared a National Park in the year 2000, presents a wide diversity of fauna and flora which includes forest, savanna and swamp ecosystems.
The island, a small piece of paradise, is 35 km in length and 7 km wide between its furthest points. The impressive beauty of the coral reefs completes this subtropical ecosystem which is, enriched by the abundance and beauty of tropical fish, clean water and excellent conditions for all kinds of fishing activities. The archipelago is deservedly called the "Pearl of the Indian Ocean".