In the heart of Malabo, a collection of weathered architectural elements, marked by the effects of salt and time, converge to create a distinctive amalgamation of colonial traditions. The monuments in question serve as a poignant testament to the extensive historical background of the city and its deeply rooted European heritage, which will shortly be succeeded as the capital of Equatorial Guinea. Please join us for a guided tour of the local area, where you will have the opportunity to see the visually captivating neo-Gothic spires of the Cathedral of Santa Isabel, as well as the quaint and picturesque little houses that reflect the architectural style reminiscent of Spain. Furthermore, the vicinity has an institution of higher education and a center dedicated to cultural activities, which are surrounded by a limited number of establishments offering food and beverages, particularly featuring dishes using deep-fried plantains. These establishments are situated in close proximity to the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Monte Alén National Park
The Monte Alén National Park is a significant region of exceptional natural beauty in West Africa that may not be well known. The humid rainforests and flowing courses of the Uoro River in this location are somewhat less frequented by tourists. However, those who want to visit are able to enjoy many advantages, like less crowded hiking paths, personalized safari packages, and an authentic encounter with the untamed African wilderness. These are just a few noteworthy elements of this destination. The area has an extensive network of well-maintained hiking trails, accompanied by a diverse range of species that surpasses one’s expectations.
The settlement of Moca, named for itself, is situated on the rugged volcanic slopes of the Moca Valley, located on the southern periphery of Bioko. It serves as a scenic portrayal of the unspoiled landscape seen in Equatorial Guinea. The location of the Buki tribe is in close proximity to the towering mountain peaks, creating a sense of visual cohesion between the tribe’s settlement and the surrounding natural landscape. When discussing the topic of peaks, it is noteworthy that a significant number of visitors choose to traverse this particular route due to the presence of these peaks. Visitors go on journeys to behold the resplendent azure lakes Biao and Loreta, nestled inside the time-honored volcanic calderas situated in the elevated regions. Alternatively, they may choose to traverse the untamed slopes of the Moca Cascades, adorned with an abundance of monkeys.
San Antonio de Ureca
In the late 1990s, Spanish environmentalists successfully initiated a challenge against the illicit trade of endangered turtle eggs, resulting in a favorable outcome. The local residents continue to oversee the gravel and sand shorelines around the little settlement, ensuring the preservation of the Atlantic marine environment for the protection of the vulnerable sea turtle species that inhabit these areas.