São Tomé and Príncipe Travel Guide
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Plan Your São Tomé and Príncipe Vacation

Two archipelagos around two main islands make up this exotic and beautiful place. The atmosphere is akin to South Pacific tropical paradises. Luckily, beaches here see few visitors. São Tomé is the larger southern island, just north of the equator. Lush vegetation, the world's smallest ibis, and the world’s largest sunbird are here. Quiet beach strolling, bird watching, fishing, and boat trips are the orders of the day here. Cacao is the main crop, and plantations are open for touring.


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Top Reasons To Go

  1. Quiet Time Have palm-fringed beaches and turquoise waters all to yourself. Few tourists venture here.
  2. True Blue Lagoon Giant baobab trees encircle Lagoa Azul, a snorkeling paradise surrounded by rocky shores.
  3. Sail Away Chill under a cool breeze while watching for dolphins and whales, or hire a speedboat to take you on a thrill ride.
  4. Discover a Secret Hike a few kilometers into the mountains to find Cascata São Nicolãu, a beautiful waterfall that pops out from the jungle walls.

When To Go

When to Go

Peak Season: June to September During the dry season rain hardly ever falls. Daytime temperatures reach into the upper 20s C (80s F) and balmy...

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