Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe (map) is an island country, off the western equatorial coast of Central Africa. It consists of two archipelagos around the two main islands of São Tomé and Príncipe.
*São Tomé (map) – the capital city and largest city in the country, home to a 15th-century cathedral, the national museum, and the Presidential Palace. *Santo António (map) – the main city of Príncipe Island, it is known for its colonial architecture and for its churches.
On Principe, find relaxation on Banana Beach or Burra Beach, or climb Papagaio Peak in Obo do Principe National Park for some majestic views of the island and ocean beyond. The waters around São Tomé are clear and rich with life. Consequently, diving, fishing and boat tours provide much to see. The forests of both islands lend themselves wonderfully to hiking (>> hikingsaotome.com).