Sao Tome & Principe – A Paradise Far Away

São Tomé and Príncipe is an African nation that is close to the equator.  It is also part of a volcano chain that features striking rock and coral formation. Perhaps not all of you know but this island actually offers unique tourist destinations that will surprise your sight. Because of its distance, only a few people would visit this island but it is definitely worth your time. Here are a few places that you would want to see when coming to this enchanting island.

Sao Tome

 Sao Tome features Romanesque churches and ornate colonial buildings, palm-lined boulevards and beautiful plazas. Sao Tome is also the capital and the business center of the island with lots of tourist attractions to see. They are mainly composed of buildings and architecture, which can be traced to a historical past. You can see the Presidential Palace and Independence Square. It’s best if you have read a little about this place before going here so that you can appreciate anything you see.

Obo National Park

Covering a tremendous territory of in excess of 230 square kilometers on the southern side of Sao Tome, the extraordinary wild ranges from salt-washed mangroves on the shore to virgin Atlantic rainforests in the good countries. What’s more, what good countries they are! Delegated by the powerful, needle-like feign of Pico Cao Grande, the recreation center takes off straight into the mists.

Santo António

The capital of minuscule Principe – the littler portion of this archipelago – is a smallish town on the north shore of the island, and home to the majority of its populace (and that is simply above just 1,000 people!). A lethargic spot old enough recolored pilgrim buildings and mud-splattered pueblo-style homes, it has a specific valid appeal.

Santana

A famous spot for sea shore darlings and extravagance searchers looking for Sao Tome’s mythical mixed drink of sand, ocean and sun on the Atlantic, the little town of Santana spills down to the shoreline on the eastern edge of the island, rising up out of the lean palms of the wilderness and the volcanic slopes like some overlooked town in the place where there is Robinson Crusoe.

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The Centre of the Mediterranean

Lying just 93 km South of Sicily (Italy) in Southern Europe, The island of Malta is literally in the center of the Mediterranean. It consists of seven islands, but only three are inhabited: Main Island Malta, Gozo, and Comino. This archipelago has a rich history and culture influenced by Roman Catholicism.

Malta is the home of the oldest prehistoric underground temple in the world. It is easy to reach by boat thanks to its perfect position along the sea. The people here are friendly and accommodating, and you will never feel like a tourist on your visit.

One of the most useful things about this island is that you will not have any problems communication as English is the primary language spoke. This greatly enhances your experience as you can travel and move around without worrying about translating directions. However, this is just the beginning of all the things you will enjoy hopping from place to place on this island. 

Dive Into Blue Lagoon 

You can begin your trip with a fun boat trip to Blue Lagoon and Comino. A thrilling boat ride upon the Mediterranean’s crystal clear waters will take you between the small island of Comino and the islet of Cominotto. 

You will find the Blue Lagoon famous for its clear blue waters and white sandy shores. It is a great way to enjoy the warmth of the Mediterranean Sea. Together with the island of Comino, it is a tranquil place that will help you melt away the travel fatigue. 

Explore The City of Mdina

one way to avoid the crowds and enjoy a little quiet time, consider heading to the City of Mdina. It has a present population of about 300 people who live and work in traditional places, shops, and buildings.

Many of the properties here are passed down from generation to generation with a history that can be traced back to more than 4000 years. Here you can admire the architecture, enjoy some delectable Mediterranean cuisine, and even make some friends. It is the perfect way to opt-out of the busy streets of the neighboring villages. 

Find Culture and A Rich History

Discovering the culture of this charming island is quite easy. You will notice that no two places share a name, and there is always something going on in public. Spontaneity is quite popular among locals, as they always find a reason to celebrate within the community. Preplanned events are also in plenty, and it is during these instances that you will see culture represented in dress, language, food, and music. 

Culture has mainly been concentrated in Malta’s capital city Valleta. It was dubbed the European Capital of Culture as recognized by the European Commission back in 2018. The city has been declared a masterpiece of the Baroque, among other titles, including a European Art City and a World Heritage City. For lovers of history and fascinating culture, it is a trip that you are sure to appreciate and enjoy.

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