Sao Tome and Principe

Sao tome and Principe tourism

Sao Tome and Principe is a small island nation off the Atlantic coast of Central Africa, located in the Gulf of Guinea, straddling the Equator, west of Gabon. Discovered and claimed by Portugal in the late 15th century, The islands became independent in 1975, and it’s hard to believe that this tiny nation used to be the largest chocolate producer in the world, and even now still produces the best quality cocoa beans.Sao Tome and Principe tourism offers greatest Beach destinations.


Sao Tome e Principe was both uninhabited prior to colonization by the Portuguese. Since then, much of the landscape has remained unchanged or, where former plantations once stood, reclaimed by the rainforests. The islands are covered by lush rainforests and with a small population and very few tourists, it remains a veritable tropical paradise.At sea level, the climate is tropical—hot and humid with average yearly temperatures of about 27 °C (80.6 °F) and little daily variation. The equator lies immediately south of São Tomé Island, passing through an islet named Ilhéu das Rolas.


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Sao Tome e Principe Map


The interior of Sao Tome island contains Obo National Park, Pico de Sao Tome, trek to a secluded waterfall, the Boca do Inferno (Mouth of Hell) blowhole are an impressive Sao Tome and Principe tourism attraction. The isolated beaches on Principe are both breathtakingly beautiful and romantic.Just offshore are coral reefs with a large diversity of sea life Diving and snorkeling are the ideal ways to explore the underwater side of this paradise, during which you can come face-to-face with dolphins, large green turtles, and a wide array of colorful fish. Experienced and daring divers can even explore underwater caves.

Fort São Sebastião is absolutely beautiful at night.  centuries-old buildings slowly being overgrown by rainforest to lovingly refurbished ones operating as bed-and-breakfasts. Monte Café has a new coffee museum set and, since it is in the mountains, is cool and inviting. The Sao Tome market is, like many in the region, a bustling, colorful experience while photographers will love city’s quaint colonial-style architecture.



  •  SANTO ANTONIO Sao tome and Principe tourism
  •  SAO TOME Sao tome and Principe tourism



  •  COLONIAL ROCA Sao tome and Principe tourism
  •  BANANA BEACH Sao tome and Principe tourism
  •  CASCATA SAO NICOLAU Sao tome and Principe tourism
  •  BOM BOM ISLAND Sao tome and Principe tourism


  •  BOCA DE INFERNO Sao tome and Principe tourism
  •  ROLAS ISLAND Sao tome and Principe tourism
  •  CLUB SANTANA Sao tome and Principe tourism
  •  OBO NATIONAL PARK Sao tome and Principe tourism



The official language is Portuguese. It is spoken natively by over half of the population, but basically, everyone (95%) can speak it. The other main language is Forro, which is a Portuguese-based creole language .Portuguese is the main language in the northern part of the São Tomé island, whereas Forro is more common in the south. On the Principe island, the main language is Portuguese.

English is virtually non-existent in this country.  it is essential to know either Portuguese, Forro or French in order to get along. Otherwise, you can hire English-speaking guides.



  • Sao Tome and Principe tourism offer Diving, fishing and boat tours in crystal clear water.
  • Walk Around to feel the cool sea breeze.
  • Observe Sao Tome public art.
  • Taste Claudio Corallo Chocolate.
  • Spend some time at palm-fringed beaches.
  • Sail Away Chill under a cool breeze while watching for dolphins and whales.
  • Discover a Secret Hike a few kilometers into the mountains to find Cascata São Nicolãu.
  • Amaze yourself with you bird-watching.



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