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Discover São Tomé's Southern Coast: A Scenic Beach Adventure

Important Note: This excursion involves a long day of driving, approximately 2.5 hours each way from the capital.

Our adventure begins as we head south, aiming to spend as much time as possible at the beautiful southern beaches. Along the way, we may make a brief stop at the Mouth of Hell and the iconic Big Dog Peak for some memorable photos (optional).

After about two hours of driving, we will reach Porto Alegre, the southernmost fishing village, where you can see stands of drying fish, buildings in ruins, and remnants from the Cold War era.

Our first beach stop will be at Nguembu Beach, where wooden stairs take you to a stunning white sand beach, offering a breathtaking view of Rolas Island. A restaurant on a hill provides a perfect spot to relax and enjoy the scenery.

Next, we will visit Inhame Beach, home to the Resort Praia Inhame, where they also have a beachside restaurant.

For lunch, you may choose a spot on the go or pre-reserve with us during the checkout process. We may also recommend a healthy picnic (vegetable salad, cold dishes, fruits) so you can enjoy even more time at the beach.

After lunch, we’ll venture further to Piscina Beach, known for its incredible scenery and local handicraft artists. This family-friendly beach features rock formations that create a shallow swimming pool with warmer waters, perfect for a relaxing swim and playing with children.

For those wanting to explore further, we can continue to the famous Jale Beach. This renowned sea turtle beach is where you may witness baby turtles crawling to the ocean from their nests during the high season, from November to April.

Our final stop is Van-Há Beach, a charming and secluded spot near the eponymous ecolodge. This beach is accessible only if the tide is low.

Of course, the order of the beach visits will depend on your preferences and the meal option you choose. The return journey will start before 4 PM, as there is a considerable drive back to the capital.

 

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The excursions are private, and the itineraries are flexible. Don't hesitate to ask your guide!

Itineraries

ABOUT 8:15 - 8:30 AM

MEET WITH YOUR GUIDE

Meeting at your hotel or downtown.
Departure time can be earlier if requested
in advance (from the capital), please confirm
meeting place and time during the
booking process.

MOUTH OF HELL

Optional ! Make a short stop at this famous spot!

BIG DOG PEAK

Visit the iconic sightseeing spot with its phonolitic chimney!

PORTO ALEGRE

Take a quick tour of the southernmost located fishing village with stands of drying fish and remains from the Cold War era.

NGUEMBU BEACH

Experience a white sand beach and stunning view from the restaurant.

INHAME BEACH

LUNCH TIME

Choose the lunch place on the spot, or pre-reserve with us during the check out process.

PISCINA BEACH SCENERY

PISCINA BEACH

Enjoy a family-friendly beach with a natural swimming pool, great volcanic rocks, and stunning views.

JALE BEACH

Visit the famous sea turtles beach, where you may witness baby turtles crawling to the ocean out of their nest during the high season, from November to April.

VAN-HA BEACH

You may access this charming, secluded beach only if the tide is low...

END OF THE EXCURSION

Transfer back to your hotel.
Excursions end before sunset
(to avoid night driving).

Our Excursions Always include:

  • Local Experienced Guide (please inform us in advance of preferred language)
  • 4x4 tourism vehicle & fuel
  • Mineral Water and local Snacks
  • Napkins & 70% alcohol (for washing hands)
  • All visit fees and small expenses

The following items are not included:

  • Meals (unless selected during the check-out process)
  • Tips for local guides
  • Other expenses