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a beach
The beaches in São Tomé and Principe is far from crowded. The coast has a lot of beaches, with almost no people. You might see a fisherman going out to sea, but thats about it. If you like to have a beach for your self, this is the right place for you.
Bird watching
Big bird
São Tome is not only a pleasant place for tourist, but also for a lot of birds. Specialists has sighted over 135 species in 40 families on the islands. Most variety of birds will be found in the southern part of the São Toméan island, but also on the island of Principe where parrots still lives free in the jungle.
More information about birding on São Tomé can be found here:

Boat trips
Sailing boat
Take a day to explore the beautiful coastline by boat. Both sailing boats and speed boats are available. Along the way you may see dolphins playing around the boat and even whales.
See the following links for more information about Boat trips 
Navetur Equatour
Club Maxel
Bom Bom Island Resort (Principe)
 Boca de Inferno
Boca de Inferno
A couple of miles south of São Tome you will find Boca de Inferno, Hells mouth. It is a natural phenomenon caused when the waves finds their way in to a narrow ravine that ends in a cave with a hole in the roof. The water is then forced up through the hole and creates a cascade of water that shoots up into the air. It is a very dramatic scene when the big waves hits the black cliffs.
Cascata São Nicolãu
Cascata São Nicolãu
A couple of miles up in the mountains you will find Cascata São Nicolãu, Saint Nikolaus waterfall. Its a beautiful waterfall that seems to come right out of a wall of jungle
Blue marlin
The waters around São Tomé and Principe are filled with fish of different kind. Here you can get your chance to catch a 1000 pound marlin or a really aggressive sailfish.
Contact the local traveling agency or any of the International hotels for more information about fishing trips.
Club Maxel

Plantation houses
Take a couple of days to see the different plantation houses that was used during the colonial past. Many of them are now run as small hotels and cafés where you can spend the night and relax on the big verandas.
Here are some plantations to see:

  • Roca de Monteforte
  • Roca de Bombaim
  • Roca de São João
  • Monté Café
  • Ribiera Peixe
  • Agua Izé
  • Ponta do sol (on Principe)

 São Sebastião Museum
São Sebastião Museum
This old fortress located in the harbor of São Tomé is now used as a museum and hosts a religious art collection and artifacts from the colonial times..
From the roof of the museum you have a good view over the ocean and the light house is still in use today.

Illhue das Rolas 
Equator at Illhue das Rolas
This small beautiful island is situated south of the Sao Tome island. On the island you will find very beautiful beaches and a monument physically pointing out the equator that is crossing the island.

Pico de São Tomé
Climb from sea level up to 2024m through the exotic jungle. From the top of the old volcano you will get a fantastic view

Praia Jalé
Green Sea Turtle
On the south edge of the São Tomé island you will find Praia Jalé. Its a beach where giant sea turtles climbs up in the morning hours to lie their eggs in the sand. It is possible to stay the night on the beach in small huts without electricity. The beach is guarded, and if the turtles comes in the morning you can ask the guards to wake you up to experience the extraordinary procedure.
For information about the huts Click here!
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Scuba diving
Diving picture
Experience the fantastic under water world around the coasts. The warm and clear waters are filled with fish and other interesting creatures like muraenas, octopuses, and green sea turtles.
See the following links for more information about scuba diving
Club Maxel
Whale watching
Megaptera novaeangliae
Through the months of July to October Humpback whales visit the waters around São Tomé as they move from their summer feeding grounds in low latitudes to more tropical mating and calving areas. 
More information about whale watching can be found here
Bom Bom Island Resort (Principe)
Navetur Equatour