Principe Island Vacations

"Bem-vindos!" Principe Island in Šao Tomé and Príncipe is the perfect destination for those seeking delightful beaches, rainforest and extinct volcanos that are off the normal tourist routes.

Sao Tome Town, the national capital, is situated 100 miles (161 kilometers) southwest of Principe Island.

Principe Island is surrounded by charming cities and villages waiting to be experienced.

Water-based sports are a popular activity here. Don't miss the opportunity to go fishing or sailing; this region has some perfect spots for it.

Experienced travellers understand that trying popular local dishes is a great way to uncover a destination's personality. Taro and also cocoa are popular here. Ljogo (cabbage and smoked fush stew) and polvo a sao tome (octopus) are common dishes enjoyed by vacationers and residents. Šao Tomé and Príncipe dishes such as chocolate are also a good thing to try. Taste a soft drink, an non-alcoholic Šao Tomé and Príncipe drink that is very common in Šao Tomé and Príncipe.

The real meaning of a region resides not just within its landscape, but also within its words. Taking the time to memorize just a few useful Portuguese words and phrases will make your journey to Principe Island much more meaningful. "Você é bem-vindo" ("You're welcome") is handy. And, knowing "Queres dançar comigo? ", which means "Would you like to dance with me?", can get you a long way.

When it is time to depart Principe Island, spend the last of your dobras on last minute keepsakes for the folks at home and say Adeus (farewell).

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