Several footpaths lead throughout the surrounding Dunes de Dovela area. A local guide can accompany you on a walking tour to discover the hidden treasures of this natural environment, explaining traditional uses of the indigenous plants and trees. If you're taking snacks with you, watch out for those naughty (but adorable) vervet monkeys!
Dunes de Dovela has a strong relationship with the people of the local Chope villages. When strolling along the endless stretch of tropical beaches, make a point of heading over to one of them for a visit. Witness how cassava flour is made or how local alcohol ("tontonte") is brewed. You will always be met with a warm Mozambican greeting.
Alternatively, grab a mask to snorkel and explore the reef just offshore from the lodge. Take a walk along the beach for as far as your eye can see, and tempt yourself with a refreshing dip in the warm Indian Ocean. High tides at Dunes de Dovela are excellent for surfing (boards are available for you to use at your will).
From June to October, the Mozambican channels play host to the annual humpback whale migration, and a good number of them choose the bay near Dunes de Dovela to give birth. If you time your stay just right, you'll find more than enough "watching spots", from the terrace of your bungalow, the restaurant, or directly from the tops of the surrounding dunes.