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Sao Tome island

Ultimate guide (January 2022)
Sao Tome - island near the west coast of Africa. There are some good beaches, but for a beach holiday it's better to visit the neighboring Principe island. The main island' attractions are Cao Grande peak and Equator monument, located directly on the equator. Shore and seabed: sand, stones. [edit]

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This island ranks #8 of the "Best islands in Africa"
Rating: 7.8 - 644 votes [vote]
Coordinates: 0.247035, 6.609907
See also: Best beaches in Sao Tome island

Hotels [edit]

All hotels are quite expensive. Island shows the specificity of African tourism, - everything is expensive here for tourists, despite the fact that the locals live in poverty.

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How to get there [edit]

Fly to Sao Tome International Airport (TMS). Then take a taxi. There is also public transport in the island, but the bus routes are not convenient for tourists in most cases.

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When to go [edit]

Dry season lasts from June to September. Unfortunately, sea water is relatively cold during this period.

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See also other islands nearby:

Sao Tome and Principe, Principe island, Praia Macaco beach 7.4
180 km to the north-east
Location: Africa, Sao Tome and Principe
Rating: 7.4 (211 votes)
Cape Verde, Boa Vista island, Santa Maria beach, shipwreck 6.9
3680 km to the north-west
Location: Africa, Cape Verde
Rating: 6.9 (2167 votes)
Tanzania, Zanzibar island, Royal Beach 8.8
3700 km to the east
Location: Africa, Tanzania
Rating: 8.8 (573 votes)
Cape Verde, Sal island, clear water 7.6
Sal / open » /
3720 km to the north-west
Location: Africa, Cape Verde
Rating: 7.6 (689 votes)
Tanzania, Pemba island, beach 8.2
3730 km to the east
Location: Africa, Tanzania
Rating: 8.2 (276 votes)
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