What to see in Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea Attractions

Equatorial Guinea is relatively unexplored by tourists due to the lack of infrastructure and the difficulty of getting around, not to mention the official penchant for demanding bribes and permits frequently along the way. For those brave enough to take on the inconveniences and delays which are sadly quite inevitable on a trip to Equatorial Guinea, the beautiful rainforests and beaches will compensate. Although the big cities of Malabo and Bata have a handful of interesting landmarks and markets for sightseers, the country's attractions are primarily natural, luring conservationists, animal lovers and adventurers.

From Bata it is possible to explore the lovely coastline of the mainland, and it is only a short trip to Monte Alen National Park and all the wonders of the rainforest. Here aspiring naturalists can seek out many different primate species, including mountain gorillas, and enjoy long hikes and rustic campsites in the jungle.

Malabo, the capital, is generally the starting point for a holiday in Equatorial Guinea and the city can keep tourists happily occupied for a day or two with its colonial charm and oil-fuelled expat scene. However, the real paradise lies beyond the city, in the Bioko rainforest and along the black beaches of the volcanic island, where turtles have their nesting grounds. A visit to the small village of San Antonio de Ureca, on the southern coast of Bioko, is a great adventure. For shorter excursions out of Malabo, hiking up one of the three inactive volcanoes near the city is popular and fun, earning visitors amazing views.


Bata is the largest city in Equatorial Guinea, situated on the Atlantic Ocean coast of Rio Muni and the travel hub for the mainland. This interesting city was the capital of Equatorial Guinea under…

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Malabo has a fascinating and tumultuous history. It was leased to the British by Spain in 1827 and was used as a naval station in the effort to suppress the slave trade in the region; descendants of…

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Monte Alen National Park

The Monte Alen National Park is one of Equatorial Guinea's best kept secrets and certainly one of the country's most popular and worthwhile tourist attractions. Located 37 miles (60km) southeast of…

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San Antonio de Ureca, usually affectionately shortened to Ureca, is a village on the coast of Bioko Island, south of Malabo, and a very worthwhile excursion from the city for travellers. Ureca is nestled…

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