· Observe endemic birds at Obô National Park· Scramble up the Pico de São Tomé· Check out the colonial architecture and cool culture· of São Tomé city· Lounge upon picturesque Banana Beach· Taste single-estate chocolate from the 'Cocoa Islands' Lying just off the western coast of Africa, the diminutive islands of São Tomé and Príncipe remain unspoilt by mass tourism, making the former Portuguese colony the perfect place for adventure. Immerse yourself in local culture as you explore deserted white-sand beaches, misty rainforests, and crumbling plantations. Bradt's São Tomé and Príncipe is the only stand-alone guide to the islands. In this comprehensively updated second edition, Kathleen Becker provides priceless insider information leading you to hiking trails that meander past thundering waterfalls, to the very best spots for diving or turtle watching, and to a wide range of accommodation and restaurant choices to suit all budgets.
Author Kathleen Becker combines her infectious enthusiasm and her considerable experience to reveal the delights of Sao Tome and Principe, the antithesis of a mass-market destination.