Located in the Gulf of Guinea, just off the western coast of Central Africa, is the stunning island nation of São Tomé and Príncipe. Also the second-smallest African country, it comprises two archipelagos- São Tomé and Príncipe. The two islands are located approximately 140 km apart. Both islands are breathtakingly beautiful and are packed with white and black sand beaches, waterfalls, cliffs, and tropical forests. So plan your holidays in São Tomé and Príncipe and head to the charming cities - Sao Tome, Rolas Island, and Príncipe. You can get a car rental in São Tomé and Príncipe to visit these cities with ease.
São Tomé offers a wide variety of tourist attractions mainly based around the natural beauty and scenic views of the area. While there, get a car for hire in São Tomé and Príncipe from any of the numerous car rental companies and drive to the famous Obo Natural Park. Barely a 30-minute drive away from the main city, the Obo Natural Park offers an amazingly diverse variety of treks through the forest like park. The shortest trek, which lasts at most 5 hours, is around Lagoa Amelia. Longer treks include treks that last 2 days and 2 nights, with various stops at accommodations along the way. An ideal trek for those in search of an adventure is the trek from Bom Successo to Toca Bombain and then to Roca Sao Joao dos Angolares, which will take at least two days and two nights.
Rolas is a tiny islet located to the south of São Tomé known for its stunningly beautiful beaches. To enjoy a great beach experience, you should visit Rolas Island. With its beach resort, palm trees, clear waters, and lighthouse, Rolas island is a must visit for all tourists visiting Sao Tome and Principe. An added attraction is a monument built exactly on the very point the equator bisects the island.
Príncipe is known for its renowned Banana Beach, known as one of the best beaches in Africa. The untouched warm waters provide a mesmerizing and soothing experience to all. Banana Beach has no beach resorts and is completely unspoiled and natural. The only settlement is a small fishing village 10 minutes away. Hence, the beach provides a completely secluded, far off, and laid back experience. Other beaches are Monkey Beach, Boi Beach and t Bom Bom Island Resort Beach. The cherry on the top is that tourists get a chance to try their hand at fishing. The local cuisine, centered on seafood, is also a must try for all people visiting the area.
To make your experience comfortable and laid back, get a car for rent in São Tomé and Príncipe. The local transport infrastructure is not too developed and to avoid any inconvenience, it is best to hire a car. To enjoy the ultimate beach tourism experiences, come to São Tomé and Príncipe. From its natural treks to its beach resorts, São Tomé and Príncipe is bound to provide any tourist with an ultimate experience and an up-close and personal interaction with nature itself.
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