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10 Best Places to Visit in São Tomé and Príncipe

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Sao Tome and Principe Tourist Attractions: 10 Top Places to Visit

Planning to visit Sao Tome and Principe? Check out our Sao Tome and Principe Travel Guide video and see top most Tourist Attractions in Sao Tome and Principe.

Top Places to visit in Sao Tome and Principe:
Banana Beach, Praia Jale, Pico Mocambo, Roca Belo Monte, Praia Piscina, Roca S.Joao dos Angolares, Forte De Sao Sebastiao, Pico Sao Tome, Ana Chaves Bay, Roca Agostinho Neto

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Best places to visit on São Tomé and Príncipe islands !!!
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Top 10 Largest Cities or Towns Sao Tome and Principe

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1) São Tomé
2) Santo Amaro
3) Neves
4) Santana
5) Trindade
6) Santa Cruz
7) Pantufo
8) Guadalupe
9) Santo António
10) Santa Catarina

São Tomé and Príncipe officially the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, is a Portuguese-speaking island nation in the Gulf of Guinea, off the western equatorial coast of Central Africa.

It consists of two archipelagos around the two main islands: São Tomé and Príncipe, located about 140 kilometres (87 mi) apart and about 250 and 225 kilometres (155 and 140 mi), respectively, off the northwestern coast of Gabon. Both islands are part of an extinct volcanic mountain range. São Tomé, the sizable southern island, is situated just north of the equator. It was named in honour of Saint Thomas by Portuguese explorers who arrived at the island on his feast day on the western shores of the island, a small village called Anobom.

With a census population of 187,356 (2012), São Tomé and Príncipe is the second-smallest African country, behind Seychelles. It is also the smallest Portuguese-speaking country.

The islands of São Tomé and Príncipe were uninhabited before the arrival of the Portuguese sometime around 1470. The islands were discovered by João de Santarém and Pêro Escobar. Portuguese navigators explored the islands and decided that they would be good locations for bases to trade with the mainland.

The dates of discovery are sometimes given as December 21 (St Thomas's Day), 1471 for São Tomé, and January 17 (St Anthony's Day), 1472 for Príncipe, though other sources give different nearby years. Príncipe was initially named Santo Antão (Saint Anthony), changing its name in 1502 to Ilha do Príncipe (Prince's Island), in reference to the Prince of Portugal to whom duties on the island's sugar crop were paid.

The first successful settlement of São Tomé was established in 1493 by Álvaro Caminha, who received the land as a grant from the crown. Príncipe was settled in 1500 under a similar arrangement. Attracting settlers proved difficult, however, and most of the earliest inhabitants were undesirables sent from Portugal, mostly Jews.[8] In time these settlers found the volcanic soil of the region suitable for agriculture, especially the growing of sugar.

The cultivation of sugar was a labor-intensive process and the Portuguese began to import large numbers of slaves from the mainland. By the mid-16th century the Portuguese settlers had turned the islands into Africa's foremost exporter of sugar. São Tomé and Príncipe were taken over and administered by the Portuguese crown in 1522 and 1573, respectively.

However, superior sugar colonies in the Western Hemisphere began to hurt the islands. The large slave population also proved difficult to control, with Portugal unable to invest many resources in the effort. Sugar cultivation thus declined over the next 100 years, and by the mid-17th century, the economy of São Tomé had changed. It was now primarily a transit point for ships engaged in the slave trade between the West and continental Africa.

In the early 19th century, two new cash crops, coffee and cocoa, were introduced. The rich volcanic soils proved well suited to the new cash crop industry, and soon extensive plantations (known as roças), owned by Portuguese companies or absentee landlords, occupied almost all of the good farmland. By 1908, São Tomé had become the world's largest producer of cocoa, which remains the country's most important crop.

The roças system, which gave the plantation managers a high degree of authority, led to abuses against the African farm workers. Although Portugal officially abolished slavery in 1876, the practice of forced paid labor continued. Scientific American magazine documented in words and pictures the continued use of slaves in São Tomé in its March 13, 1897 issue. In the early 20th century, an internationally publicized controversy arose over charges that Angolan contract workers were being subjected to forced labor and unsatisfactory working conditions. Sporadic labor unrest and dissatisfaction continued well into the 20th century, culminating in an outbreak of riots in 1953 in which several hundred African laborers were killed in a clash with their Portuguese rulers. This Batepá Massacre remains a major event in the colonial history of the islands, and its anniversary is officially observed by the government.

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São Tomé Travel

Escape to beautiful São Tomé and discover an Island rich in culture and activities just waiting to be explored.

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São Tomé and Príncipe - The Chocolate Islands

In Gulf of Guiné, São Tomé and Príncipe, known as its production of coffee and chocolat, are two islands in ocean atlantic where paradisiac beaches, exotic landscapes and very friendly people are easily found. Is a country totaly safe and relaxing to be doing tourism, volunteering or even to live. This video is a gift for all the people of São Tomé Island that received us as the best way possible and shared with us simple things that make the difference.

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Places that Nobody Wants to Visit

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There are lots of places in the world that we are eager to see. Longing for the holiday season to prepare our trip. However, there are some places that nobody wants to visit at all. Let's see them!

1) Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, Africa
This is actually a remarkable country for those who love beaches. It's full of them and has the interesting Obo National Park, even though it's the second smallest country in Africa. But nobody comes here because of the lack of airports and connections. It's just not easy to get there. What a shame!

2) Turkmenistan
This was an important stop on the Silk Road in the 15th century. It owns one of the driest deserts in the world, the Karakum Desert. According to Human Rights Watch, it remains one of the world’s most repressive countries. But, it still has some amazing things such as the Darvaza gas crater, that is a natural gas field set on fire by geologists in 1971 to prevent the spread of methane gas and has been burning ever since.

3) Equatorial Guinea
Only US citizens can travel here without a visa, everybody else has to fill out a whole lot of paperwork. Yes, it has beautiful coasts, but doesn't have great attractions and has one of the worst governments in the world. It just doesn't appeal to most people.

4) Marshall Islands
This country is a collection of atolls and islands near the equator in the Pacific Ocean. This place is like a perfect paradise full of amazing landscapes and beaches. So why's it on our list? There's only one airline operating here, and it's extremely expensive. So... that's why.

5) Republic of Kiribati
This is a sovereign state in the central Pacific Ocean. It is the only country that is situated within all four hemispheres. Kiritimati is the world's largest atoll, and it's the first place on Earth to enter into the new year. Everything here is peaceful, calm and paradisaical. But don't wait to much, a rise of sea level due to global warming will be inevitable.

6) Tuvalu
Formerly known as the Ellice Islands, between Hawaii and Australia, they comprise of three reef islands and six true atolls. But, the only way to get there is by sail boat. Also, they have high risks of tropical cyclones and the ever rising sea level threatens to wash them away.

7) Federal Republic of Somalia
This place is like a compilation of no-nos, starting by its political situation, and some other severe problems. So, we don't encourage you to go, only unless you want to buy a fake university title on the black market. If not, stay away!

8) Republic of Nauru
It is the smallest state in the South Pacific. It only has two hotels and one airline to take you there, and that's the good part of this place. There's really nothing at all to visit here. It's actually a phosphate-rock island with no attractions to visit anywhere. So that's why it's on our list...

9) Izu Islands
The Izu Islands are a group of volcanic islands in Japan. Because of their volcanic nature, the islands are constantly filled with the stench of sulfur. Tourism returned in 2005 but now you need to bring gas masks in case gas levels rise unexpectedly. So, that doesn't seem too fun.

10) The Zone of Alienation
We all remember that terrible event that happened in the Eastern Europe where a nuclear reactor disaster caused the isolation of a 2.5 thousand square kilometer area. However, a few hundred samosely people still live there and visitors started coming back since 2009. It doesn't seem the best place for a visit, right?... It's just common sense...

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Drone Praia Popa - Ilha do Príncipe - São Tomé & Príncipe

Drone Praia Popa - Ilha do Príncipe - Reserva da Biosfera
Drone Praia / Beach Popa- Príncipe Island Biosphere Reserve
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Top 10 Cities of Portugal

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The land within the borders of the current Portuguese Republic has been continually fought over and settled since prehistoric times. After a period of Roman rule followed by Visigothic and Suebian domination, in the 8th century most of the Iberian Peninsula was conquered by Moorish invaders. During the Catholic Church oriented Reconquista, Portugal established itself as an independent kingdom from Galicia in 1139.[13] In the 15th and 16th centuries, as the result of pioneering the Age of Discovery, Portugal expanded western influence and established the first global empire,[14] becoming one of the world's major economic, political and military powers, and ultimately dividing the world with Spain.
The Portuguese Empire was the longest-lived of the modern European colonial empires, spanning almost 600 years, from the capture of Ceuta in 1415 to the handover of Macau to China in 1999 (de facto) or the granting of sovereignty to East Timor in 2002 (de jure). The empire spread throughout a vast number of territories that are now part of 53 different sovereign states, leaving a legacy of over 240 million Portuguese speakers today (making it the sixth most spoken first language) and a number of Portuguese-based creoles. Portugal's international status was greatly reduced during the 19th century, especially following the Independence of Brazil, its largest colony. After the 1910 revolution deposed the monarchy, the democratic but unstable Portuguese First Republic was established, itself being superseded by the Estado Novo right-wing authoritarian regime. Democracy was restored after the Portuguese Colonial War and the Carnation Revolution in 1974. The revolution in 1974 also resulted in the independence of Angola, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe, Timor-Leste, Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau in 1975.
Portugal is considered a developed country with an advanced economy and high living standards, listed with the nineteenth-highest quality of life index rating in the world as of 2005. It's one of the world's most globalized and peaceful nations.[15] It is a member of the United Nations, European Union, Eurozone, OECD, NATO, WTO, Schengen Area, and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries. On 31 May 2010, Portugal became the sixth country in Europe and the eighth country in the world to legally recognize same-sex marriage on the national level. The law came into force on 5 June 2010. Source:

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Principe Island

Aerial views of Príncipe Island

São Tomé and Príncipe, officially the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, is an island nation in the Gulf of Guinea, off the western equatorial coast of Central Africa. It consists of two archipelagos around the two main islands: São Tomé and Príncipe.



We visited Príncipe in May 2018.

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Sao Tome & Principe

Principe is the smallest and least developed of the two islands that make up the country Sao Tome & Principe.
If you had the thought that the main island Sao Tome was unexplored and beautiful, wait until you visit Principe.
Of the 100+ countries I now have been to, Principe is the closest you will get to an untouched paradise in the world.

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Happiness is the key in deciding the best countries.
Happiness with beautiful scenery and interesting things,
Would you know those countries?
Here are top 10 best countries to visit in the world for 2019, according to Lonely Planet.
If your country's in the list, you are lucky indeed.

10. Belize.
9. São Tomé & Príncipe.
8. Belarus.
7. Indonesia.
6. Jordan.
5. Kyrgyzstan.
4. Panama.
3. Zimbabwe.
2. Germany.
1. Sri Lanka.

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Principe Beaches

Beaches on the island of Principe
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São Tomé e Príncipe com a TAAG

Um verdadeiro paraíso no continente africano, São Tomé e Príncipe convida-o com as suas praias, as suas flores e as suas gentes, que o recebem sempre com um sorriso no rosto. Prepare-se para uma experiência de viagem que irá querer repetir.

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Bom Bom Island Resort, São Tomé e Príncipe

Bom Bom Island Resort è il luogo ideale per rilassarsi e ricaricare lo spirito, un mix perfetto tra lusso e tranquillità, con suite confortevoli e sfarzose, ristorante affacciato su bellissime ed incontaminate spiagge e lunghe passeggiate tra sentieri profumati dalla ricca e variopinta flora locale.

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