Hi! Planning a holiday, solo or with your loved ones? Look no further than the beautiful island of Malabo, in Equatorial Guinea.
Let us share with you, five things you can do in Malabo.
If you are a runner, this is your spot! With more than 3km by the sea, it is perfect for strolling as you feel the sea breeze on your skin. Besides, it also offers many possibilities, some of which include:
- Exercise in many areas designated for sports.
- A good place for children’s entertainment.
- Meeting point with friends in the different bars.
St. Elizabeth’s Cathedral
The cathedral of Malabo was partially calcined in January 2020 due to an electrical failure during the restoration activities. It was inaugurated in 1916 and it is one of the most beautiful neo-Gothic Catholic buildingsin Equatorial Guinea
This cathedral is located inthe Independence placein the heart of the Malabo and will be fully restored in November 2021. It is definitely, one of the jewels in Malabo.
Cacao tasting in Sampaka Farm
The Finca Sampaka was founded around 1906 as the only cocoa farm on the island of Bioko. With its central colonial structure of green-toned wood and Nordic pine, it is one of the oldest wooden buildings in Malabo. Sampaka,derivated from a Liberian named Samuel Parker, who worked in the area at the beginning.
This farm is famous for producing one the tastiest cocoas the island can boast of and its seeds have been exported to others African countries such as Ghana and Ivory Coast. It is worth mentioning that nowadays, those countries produce more than 30% of global cocoa.
Paddle Surf in Sipopo
This is a new activity, and the best thing is that locals organize it.You might ask, why paddle surfing in Equatorial Guinea?
We are here to tell you that it is fun! In addition, refreshing and it lets you see the coast from the sea, a different and uncommon perspective. Therefore, if you come to Malabo or you are already here, give the only paddle surf facility in Equatorial Guinea a shout and tell them that we sent you! You might even get a discount.
Spending the day at the Malabo National Park
This is the perfect plan if you have kids or want to enjoy an afternoon in Malabo. This park is 870,000 ㎡ and ideal for families, with plenty of places to let the kids run free.
If you are a photo-lover, this is the place to take pictures with the wonderful vegetation in the background. All of this in a very controlled environment with lakes, some rivers and importantly, no road traffic.
Traveling to Equatorial Guinea is an adventure itself, and no matter if you are spending a few days or living temporarily or permanently here, we are sure you have wondered what to do or visit.
A reason is why we put this list together with all our recommendations of the places you should not miss.
We know that, fortunately, there are more, many more, but we cannot fit them all in the same post. However, the message remains: