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An Unforgettable Journey to São Miguel's Hidden Gems

Meet your guide at the designated departure location and embark on an unforgettable adventure. Depending on your preference, you'll set off from Santa Catarina or a nearby beach in Neves.

As you journey along the wild west coast of São Tomé, marvel at the stunning views of lush green cliffs, untouched and inaccessible by road. Your first highlight is the majestic São Salvador Waterfall. Get up close, and if you’re feeling adventurous, take a refreshing swim in its pristine waters.

Continuing your voyage, you’ll reach São Miguel Beach, passing by the enigmatic São Miguel Islet and Gabão Islet. These mysterious islands, surrounded by the somewhat rough ocean.

You’ll then land at Chocolate Sand Beach or Roça São Miguel, now part of the National Obô Park. Upon landing, you'll be captivated by the beauty of São Miguel Waterfall. From here, begin a 25-minute hike up to the location of the former plantation, where you can visit the São Miguel Chapel. Here, you can meet the Archangel and send a prayer for those you love.

Returning to the beach, enjoy a relaxing picnic lunch. You may also have the chance to meet local communities and perhaps try some fresh palm wine.

Don't forget to take a swim or a walk along the beach, one of the most remote on the island. Immerse yourself in this land of adventure, where every moment is filled with the beauty and mystery of São Tomé's wild west coast.

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Important notice: Only local Portuguese or French speaking guides are available in this area.
If you do not speak Portuguese, we recommend using a translation app, sign language and smiles !

Itineraries

MEET YOUR GUIDE

EMBARK ON A BOAT

Embark in Santa Catarina or at a Neves nearby beach

WEST COAST SIGHT SEEING

SÃO SALVADOR WATERFALL

REACH SÃO MIGUEL BEACH

SÃO MIGUEL ISLET

GABÃO ISLET

CHOCOLATE SAND BEACH

SÃO MIGUEL WATERFALL

SÃO MIGUEL CHAPEL

MEET THE ARCHANGEL

PIC NIC LUNCH

MEET LOCAL COMMUNITIES

And may be a chance to try fresh palm wine !

TIME TO GO BACK

This No-Car Day Excursion includes:

  • Round-trip boat ride from Santa Catarina to roça São Miguel
  • Local guide fluent in Portuguese or French
  • Picnic lunch at roça São Miguel
  • Palm wine tasting (subject to availability)

This No-Car Day Excursion does not include:

  • Transportation to location of start of activity : Santa Catarina 
    • You can select a taxi service from the Capital or a boat taxi from Neves in the check-out process
  • Tips for the Boat crew and guide
  • Other expenses