Attractions in Sao Tome and Principe you will not see them on any large geographical map or comprehensive guide to the continent of Africa. The attractions are somewhere hidden in a secret place in the Atlantic Ocean, but they exist and are waiting to be visited by tourists who are in this part of the world.
Sao Tome and Principe is a former Portuguese colony in the Gulf of Guinea located on the equator. Constitute two volcanic islands, Sao Tome 836 sq. km. and the island of Principe - 128 sq. km. The region has several uninhabited island with little space.
The capital is the city of Sao Tome with about 50,000 inhabitants, and its population is composed of saotomenians. The Portuguese influence is everywhere, because most people are Catholics and the main language is Portuguese. Both islands Sao Tome and Príncipe is located 140 km apart.
This paradise of nature has ideal circumstances for tourism. Sandy beaches covered with lush equatorial vegetation, waterfalls the middle of jungle, coconut palms and many other pleasant surprises expect visitors to this remote destination. The archipelago is located only 200 km. off the coast of Nigeria, the total area is about 1000 sq. km.
The southern part of the island of Sao Tome is mountainous, the highest peak Pico de Sao Tome 2,024 m.
Here is the National Park OBO covered with lush tropical vegetation. Here flora is very well preserved - 400 different plant species including bromelies, baobabs, royal fern and all of which turn grow hibiscus.
The fauna is equally impressive especially monkeys.
Be sure to enjoy the stark rock towering lonely among equatorial landscape - Cao Grande. It is a dead volcano with a height of 664 meters, a few men have tried to climb.
Local people spend their free time monotonously and carefree life, but very poor. Some years ago near the islands discovered large reserves of oil, for which tourism as a whole declined.
On the islands of Sao Tome and Principe has two seasons, dry winter and humid summer. Rest of the islands is guaranteed at very low prices. The beaches are well maintained and the water is crystal clear.
Underwater fishing is not well developed, but lucky you may see turtles, which are protected by law, flying fish and tuna. Apart from airfares, the food here is very Cheap as well as sleeping in luxury hotels.
For example, you can eat lunch in the hotel complex only 5 euros.
Try local specialties made from coconut, papaya, mango, pineapple. The country is very famous for the production of cocoa and chocolate products without preservatives. Do not hesitate for a moment and as soon as possible visit attractions in Sao Tome and Principe.