True tranquility

The second smallest country in Africa

The two islands of São Tomé e Príncipe make up Africa’s second smallest country, and your truely unique tourism destination on the African Equator. The capital São Tomé City (TMS) can easily be reached with direct flights from Europe (Portugal), Ghana, Angola and Gabun. São Tomé has a maximum extension of 50km, whilst Príncipe measures only 16km from North to South. Both islands are covered by dense tropical rainforests mixed with wild cocoa and coffee plants and home to dozens of endemic species. The Atlantic Ocean here is warm all year round and created some of the world’s most beautiful beaches.

Press contact in São Tomé e Príncipe:
Please refer for detailed information to Direcção de Hotelaria e Turismo, Avenida Marginal (next to the main Postal Services), Post Box nº40, São Tomé Cidade, São Tomé e Príncipe. Tel:+239 2221542, Fax:+239 2222020.

Press contact for the UK and Ireland:
Inquiries from the UK and Ireland – please refer to our partner Extract Associated Designers, Paul-Robeson-Street 9, 10439 Berlin, Germany. All printed materials will be shipped within Europe from here.


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hours flight from Europe only

Creole island mix

Cities and villages to see

São Tomé City (Cidade de São Tomé): Our capital city, starts with a beach right as you leave the airport. Furthermore: palm fringed avenues, a colonial city centre, two municipal markets, the famous “taxi-square”, Portuguese inspired cafés and a laid back “leve-leve” lifestyle. Santo António: Capital of the autonomous region of Príncipe, post office, regional government, a port and views to the Ocean. Trindade: Centre of the mountains region inland São Tomé Island and gateway to most of the hiking trails. Guadalupe: City at the always dry northern tip of São Tomé, gateway to a couple of beaches. São João dos Angolares: City mystically formed by Angolares people, with history dating back to a sunken slave ship. Ribeira Afonso: Fishermens village home to the yearly 3 day long “Santo Izidoro” party. Água Izé: One of the largest agricultural companies (Roças) and linked villages, just as Roça Agostinho Neto or Roça Monte Café. Roça Sundy: This typical agricultural village on Príncipe Island has something unique: Einstein’s Theory of Relativity was proven here. Ribeira Peixe: Very small yet beautyfull fishermens village with a small Turtle protection station. Micolo: Fishermen’s market village and next to black volcano sand beach and close to Fernão Dias: site of national celebrations remembering independence fight. Neves: The country’s most industrial city, boosting our German made beer factory.

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