This is the second smallest country in Africa; the two small or tiny bumps of volcanic action are anchored just off the Gabon coast. If you love a quietude moment then Sao Tome and Principe is the resort for you. This country will reverse you with a pervasive mood of relaxation that anchors its atmosphere enhanced by the relaxed vibes and the Portuguese creole flavor. Don’t forget that nature is a blessing to this country and the laid-back sensation or mood largely culminates from the natural attractions and long ending sandy beaches.
The emerald forest vegetation is full of wildlife and the soaring volcanic peaks give it a thrilling moment that invites you to this tiny country in Africa. Imagine the mellow fishing villages across Sao Tome and Principe, the endemic plants, talk about the orchids which are a great deal and the spectacular bird life which give life to this tiny state.
The other fascinating feature you can bump into is the turtle and whale watching, although seasonal but can leave you with unforgettable memories and a moment to recall. Sao Tome and Principe also boasts of the cultural heritage with the heritage building and constructions that date back to the colonial times as well gems which give a rich and diverse feel of this country.
Hotels, restaurants and nature enticing lodges stretch in these small islands. They offer a great place for you to relax after enjoying the plenty that nature offers in Sao Tome and Principe. This is a country worth taking a trip to experience the great features and natural sceneries
Sao Tome and Principe, small, pristine naturally beautiful and also known as chocolate isle, is an ideal place to rest, have fun and explore. The must-sees in this small country include the town of Sao Tome, Principe Island, the spectacular beaches, some of the islands’ colonial-era plantations such as Roças and Plantation houses; and the sites for birding, diving, big fishing, whale watching, among others. Sao Tome is beautified with monuments, such as the sixteenth century cathedral. There is also the Fort Sao Sebastiao, which is now the National Museum. You can also explore architectural pieces such as the Presidential Palace, Fisherman\'s Church, Municipal Market and the Independence Square. Visit the sandy bays as well as the wide boulevards wind along the waterside and the many amazing waterfalls in the town. The Pico de Príncipe Mountain which is the Island’s peak, reaching 948 meters high is a must see, so also is San Antonio - the most intriguing town in the Island which has well preserved colonial architecture.
For it unique ecosystem, Príncipe has earned a UNESCO classification as biosphere reserve. Visit the Obo Natural Park in this area and see its interesting volcanic geology, these are some of the city’s must-see ecotourist attractions. There are over 700 species of indigenous plants (including 100 unique orchids) and 143 bird species here; you will definitely enjoy the sight.
Food and Drinks in São Tomé and Príncipe
Fresh seafood, chicken, tropical fruits, spices and salami define the dishes in Sao Tome and Principe. The Popular dishes in these islands come from root crops, plantains, bananas, and fish; while its wealth in coffee and cocoa has had some influence on its drink. Whatever food you want, there are restaurants to suit your tastes. Fish Calulu is a dish in the Island comprising grouper and prawns slow-cooked with eggplant, tomatoes, okra and malaguetta chilli, you can enjoy it with a porridge called banana pap. Popular snacks include bread rolls stuffed with Portuguese sausages and salami. Canjica is a dessert made with crushed green maize cooked slowly with eggs, cinnamon and sugar. There is also the traditional palm oil stews. Soup is made with indigenous green vegetables cooked in red palm oil; corn is eaten as a snack food, while fruit bats and monkey meat form part of the cuisine. Fruits such as pawpaw, guavas, and citrus are in abundant, while imported rice and bread made of imported wheat flour are staple foods of urban dwellers.