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Sao Tome and Principe Travel Wiki

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Find general travel information, guides and “good to know”. Find the cheapest flights and best hotels offers in one click multi search engine - just click a city and discover the best of the country.

Travel to Sao Tome and Principe

The Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe is an island nation in the Gulf of Guinea. Discovered by Portugal in the 15th century, the two archipelagos still speak Portuguese as their official language.  One can explore rainforests, coral reefs, and numerous kilometers of beach or choose to relax by the waves and let an afternoon slide by in peace.

What makes Sao Tome and Principe such an intriguing destination is the fact that much of the landscape has remained unchanged, despite four centuries of inhabitation. This beauty is perfectly exampled within Obo National Park. You can go birdwatching, find secret waterfalls, and see over 100 species of orchids. Climbers will love the chance to scale Pico de Sao Tome, which stands 2024m tall.

Offshore is a wide diversity of marine life. The coral reefs around the archipelagos are teeming with life, a respite from the waters that are 2000m deep between the islands and the African continent. Snorkeling and diving allow visitors to interact with sea turtles, dolphins, and tropical fish. Experienced divers will enjoy exploring the underwater caves.

Fort Sao Sebastiao is another exciting location to enjoy. Built in 1575 to fortify the island, The for was refurbished in 2006 and it was turned into a national museum. Sao Tome and Principe offers cool sea breezes, plenty of space to explore, and boutiques filled with hidden gems. Make your way here and experience island life in the most relaxing way possible.

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Sao Tome, capital of Sao Tome and Principe

Sao Tome Travel Wiki Travel to Sao Tome Founded in 1493 by Alvaro Caminha, Sao Tome serves at the capital of the island nation of Sao Tome and Principe. The original settlement was based on a quest to locate land that was suitable to grow sugar. Over the centuries, it has evolved into a beautiful destination that attracts explorers and those who love island life. One of the main sights to see during a stay in Sao Tome is the Sao Sebastiao...

Travel resources

Below you can find usefull travel resources for your visit to the country

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Biggest City Sao Tome And Principe

Facts about Sao Tome And Principe, Biggest city What are the names of the largest cities in Sao Tome And Principe, and how big are the cities by population. Easy overview of the informations in the sortable table below. Please note that the informations comes from various sources,if you are using the informations professional you should get confirmation that the figures are actual. Last update august 2017

News from Sao Tome and Principe

News from Sao Tome and Principe - Stay updated ! Watch and listen to news resources from Sao Tome and Principe. There are several ways, radio, tv, written and social media, to stay updated on what is happening right now in the country, find some selected news sources in the menu below. If you have found a news source you think is missing, you can read or write comments and ask questions in the disqus field below. Other recommended news:

Sao Tome and Principe Holidays

Sao Tome and Principe Public Holidays See the calendars for national Sao Tome and Principe holidays year by year. Find and just click on the year you for which you need more information about Sao Tome and Principe holidays, and the calendar for the year will open. When is the non working days for the year. Public / national days, see the calendar for the country here.

Travel forum Sao Tome and Principe

Sao Tome and Principe travel forum Discuss Sao Tome and Principe travel with other travellers. Looking for advice, answers and information from Travel Forum guides ? Post your travel questions. You can read and write questions and answers, and you can recommend travel advice and things to do and see in the disqus forum field below.

Official holidays

When are holidays and no working days in the country ?

January 1New Year's DayAno Novo
February 3Martyrs' DayDia dos Mártires
May 1Labour DayDia do trabalhador
July 12Independence DayDia da Independência
September 6Armed Forces DayDia das Forças Armadas
September 30Agricultural Reform DayDia da Reforma Agrária
November 1All Saints DayTodos os santos
December 21São Tomé Day
December 25Christmas DayNatal
Sao Tome and Principe

Which are the largest cities ?

Listing of the most important and largest cities in the country

1.São Tomé56.166
2.Santo Amaro8.239
6.Santa Cruz2.045
9.Santo António1.156
10.Santa Catarina971