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Bom Bom Island
This beautiful little island, located off the city’s north coast, is home to just 15 people, covered with lush vegetation and boasts a tourist resort located between two beaches. It is a great place to go deep sea fishing. If you are lucky, there is just in time of the year, you may see just a group of humpback whales swimming nearby.
Obo Natural Park
Covering about 35% of São Tomé, this amazing National Park is home to one of the most exciting geological monuments in the whole world (Pico Cao Grande). The volcano in needle-shaped volcano rises dramatically 1000 feet above the surrounding landscape, 2175 feet above sea level and has a park that also houses 700 different species of plants and animals.
Lagoa Azul, known as “Blue Lagoon” in English, is located across the secluded beaches of Praia das Conchas and Praia dos Tamiraindos on the secluded island of Sao Tome. In addition to being surrounded by giant baobab trees full of birds, the lake has clear water teeming with all kinds of marine life.
Covering about 53 square miles and hosting nearly 5,000 people, Principe Island is actually a highly eroded volcano thought to be 3 million years old, and its terrain is very unique. It is covered in many other small volcanic mountains, as well as thick rain forests. If the beaches are empty and the bathing water is beautiful.
This perfect beach is famous for its giant female leather turtles making their way to the sand in the early hours of the morning to lay their eggs. To enjoy a full tropical beach experience, be sure to spend a night or two in a beach hut with no electricity or any other modern distractions to speak of.
Boca de Inferno
Also called this place in English, it is home to a natural phenomenon caused by waves that find their way into a narrow valley leading to a cave with an opening in the ceiling. The water pressure is gradually increasing and the water comes out through the hole, which makes it a wonderful sight.
Cascata Sao Nicolau
Beautiful waterfalls are a dime a dozen, but how much do you know to flow from the vertical wall in the woods, you will need to travel a few miles inside the São Tomé Mountains to see it, but it is definitely worth your time.
The capital of Saotome
It is home to about 60,000 residents of the country. The remains of its colonial past can be seen everywhere, perhaps most notable in the structure of the Presidential Palace and the cathedral. One of the highlights is the Sao Sebastiao Museum, which houses the first fortress to be built in Sao Tome.
Roca Belo Monte
During the slave trade in the Atlantic, farm owners used to live very comfortably in Sao Tome and Principe. The remnants of this forgotten life can be seen in the various farm houses that still remain today. Most of them have been converted into hotels, one of the best being the Rocca Belo Monte. In addition to the areas surrounding the beauty of the jaw, visiting this hotel will allow you to retreat at the right time.
The most famous beach in Principe was the starring role in a popular commercial for Bacardi Rum, but it will be our pleasure to know that it is unlikely that you will come across a camera crew when you visit. This perfect beach for photos is the perfect place to get a real relaxing spot.