Best Places to Visit in Sao Tome and Principe

Sao Tome and Principe, a pair of remote islands, is not Africa's most well-known tourist destination. Neither is the tiny country the most conspicuous of African locations. To begin with, the entire location is Portuguese-speaking (save for a couple of pockets of earthy Creole). Then there's the colonial vibe of the towns and villages, which have a New World flavor rather than a sub-Saharan one. However, there is still an indisputably African way of life, not to mention a kitchen of spiced fish chops and banana pap porridge that crosses both eastern and western culinary traditions.

If that piques your interest, add a plethora of exquisite golden-sand beaches, rare sea turtles, and lovely mountain towns to the mix, as well as soaring spires of volcanic mountains, rare monkeys, and more, and Sao Tome and Principe becomes pretty darn hard to resist!

Let's have a look at some of the top things to do in Sao Tome & Principe: