Made up of a mainland and five volcanic islands, Equatorial Guinea is a small country in Sub-Saharan Africa. This Spanish speaking country is home to an oil and gas industry which powers most of its economy and tourism is not big, but with unexplored forests, cities with colonial architecture and colorful markets, and volcanic beaches, Equatorial Guinea can be an exciting destination in West Africa.
Road infrastructure in Equatorial Guinea is better compared to other parts of West Africa, because of its oil wealth. The country’s capital Malabo is situated away from its mainland on Bioko Island and is known for its Spanish colonial architecture. The country’s largest Christian monument – Santa Isabel Cathedral, is the best example of its colonial-era heritage. Malabo’s cultural center is a great place to learn and experience Equatoguinean culture and tradition. On the southern part of Bioko Island lies Africa’s wettest place – Ureca. Here, you will come across some decent beaches along with great hiking opportunities.
Monte Alén National Park is a prime attraction of the mainland. The park’s rugged landscape offers lakes, waterfalls, and a diverse range of flora and fauna. About 30 km from the mainland, Isla Corisco is an excellent hideaway destination.
Even though Equatorial Guinea is a small country with limited points of interests to explore, it is a great eco-tourism destination. Exploring its untouched nature can be a unique experience for the seekers of offbeat destinations.
Equatoguinean culture and tradition can be experienced in Malabo’s cultural centre.