Because Equatorial Guinea has undergone many years of international isolation, its tourism industry is very undeveloped, with limited hotel space available in *Malabo and *Bata. Tourist attractions are the colonial quarter in Malabo, the southern part of the island Bioko where you can hike to the Iladyi cascades and to remote beaches to watch nesting turtles. A certificate of vaccination against yellow fever is required.
You are likely to face harassment by police forces curious of what you are doing in the country as a “tourist”. Equatorial Guinea’s government is authoritarian and has one of the worst human rights records in the world, consistently ranking among the “worst of the worst” in Freedom House’s annual survey of political and civil rights.
Equatorial Guinea is the only sovereign African state in which Spanish is an official language.