São Tomé and Príncipe Things to Do
Fort São Sebastião, built in 1575 and now the São Tomé National Museum is a really beautiful example of a well preserved 16th century Portuguese colonial fort. The real think is the fort itself to see but the Museum does have some interesting history of Sao Tome. Old Photos of the families and explanation of the slavery and way of life in the cocoa...more
The trip to the coffee plantation of Monte Café on Sao Tome is well worth the trip it happens to be the highest plantation on the island and the folks that live in the area are member of authentic Creole culture that did not leave for Portugal at independence. This was the biggest and most rich plantation in its hay day and one can still see the...more
Climb Pico de Sao Tomé, the highest mountain in Sao Tomé 2024 meters or 6640 feet it will take two or three day and is a beautiful hike. During the climb one needs to climb several smaller mountains before you get to Mesa where you stay overnight.This VTer would recommend a guide for this trip. On the way up you pass through three climate zones and...more
Ok so you want to walk on a world class beautiful beach that has no one else on it --yes!!!! Or dive in a spot that has never seen a diver and the fish can not figure you out. Than the place or one place to go is to Bom Bom resort in the Island of Principe. Beautiful diving, explore the Rain-Forest in a lovely resort. For the diver the water temp...more
The capital is quite small and flat, representing some of the great achievements of the colonialist architecture of the Portugal. There are actually no obvious attractions for tourists. Major festival is the Independence Day 12th July, when locals arrange parade and both historical and myth scenes played in streets.After some wandering around the...more
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