Sao Tome and Principe

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Travel information about Sao Tome and Principe

Sao Tome and Principe is a small island off the Atlantic of Central Africa. The total area is 1,000 sq km Africa’s second smallest and the population is approximately 170,372. If you’re up to snorkeling, diving, fishing, and bird watching, this is the place you wanted to go. You’d love to see the fantastic beaches.

Capital city of Sao Tome and Principe: São Tomé

Closest neighbors to Sao Tome and Principe: Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Republic of the Congo are the closest neighbors.

Best times to visit Sao Tome and Principe: You can visit Sao Tome and Principe any time of year. There are two dry seasons, between June and September or January or February, ideal for hiking and bird watching. August and October is also ideal for you are able to see the humpback whale migrating.

How to get to Sao Tome and Principe: No direct flights for USA. Direct flights are only available from Europe.

Visa requirements for Sao Tome and Principe: Visa is free for US nationals for 15 days only.

Currency of Sao Tome and Principe: The currency is Dobra (STD).

Official Language of Sao Tome and Principe: The official language is Portuguese.

UNESCO World Heritage sites in Sao Tome and Principe

There is no UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sao Tome and Principe and 0 on their tentative list.


Scuba diving safety tips

Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:

  1. Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
  2. Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
  3. Respect the sea and the weather. Only go out with your boat when it is safe.
  4. Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
  5. Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
  6. Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  7. Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.
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