Must see attractions in Equatorial Guinea

  • Sights in Rio Muni

    Monte Alen National Park

    Monte Alen is one of Central Africa's best-kept secrets, and reason enough to visit Equatorial Guinea. A protected area covering 2000 sq km, the park is an excellent place to experience the lush rain forests and wildlife of Rio Muni. In the interior are a series of lakes and waterfalls, with the landscape climbing to an elevation of 1200m. In the park it's possible to spot gorillas, chimpanzees, forest elephants, crocodiles and a whole range of other African animals, as well as myriad birds and insects.

  • Sights in Rio Campo

    Reserva Natural de Rio Campo

    This reserve, in the far northwest of Rio Muni, spans 335sq km and is a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance. Turtles, hippos and goliath frogs abound. It is managed by INDEFOR-AP in Bata, from whom you can obtain permits to visit.

  • Sights in Luba

    Arena Blanca

    Arena Blanca is a lovely beach close to Luba, with white sand. It is known for its clouds of breeding butterflies. You'll find the beach is cleaner the further away from the car park you walk.

  • Sights in Luba

    Luba Mirador

    One of two signposted miradors (viewpoints) along the road that crosses Bioko Island, this one is high above Luba and has spectacular views across the rain forested mountains to the sea.

  • Sights in Moka

    Moka Mirador

    One of two signposted miradors (viewpoints) along the road across the island, this one is high above Moka and has spectacular views over the island and ocean.

  • Sights in Cogo

    Evouat

    This tiny Fang village is worth visiting for its spectacular beach. Standing on the clean sweep of sand, you can see Gabon and the Elobey Islands across the sea. There are dugout canoes on the beach which local people use to catch fish that they smoke for a living. They're a friendly bunch and their wares are tasty. Evouat lies 8km southwest of Akoga, a small town 13km north of Cogo. Turn southwest at the Somagec cement works and follow a dirt road to the coast.

  • Top ChoiceSights in Malabo

    Catedrál de Santa Isabel

    On the west side of the Plaza de España, this gracious, apricot-hued building is the most beautiful in the country. The architect, Llairadó Luis Segarra, had some input from Antonio Gaudí. Construction began in 1887 and it was consecrated in 1916. The style is Gothic Revival and it is flanked by two 40m-high towers and has three naves. It has recently been restored.

  • Sights in Bioko Island

    Parque Nacional de Pico Basile

    On a clear day you might be able to see the volcanic peak of Pico Basile, but clear days are rare. The park has dense rain forest and it's worth climbing the mountain for the wonderful views, but take a guide. You are not allowed to reach the top as it is a military area. Animals are shy thanks to hunting.

  • Sights in Bioko Island

    Malabo National Park

    This new park is next door to the airport, and covers an area of 870,000 sq metres. The park offers restaurants, a sports area, activities for children, a lake with jet-skis and boats and an art gallery.

  • Sights in Bata

    Plaza del Reloj

    Also known as the Plaza de la Libertad, this large square features the clock tower of its name ( reloj) as well as a memorial statue to those who fought in the 1979 coup.

  • Sights in Mbini

    Benito River Bridge

    Linking Bolondo with Mbini, this impressive, Chinese-built bridge spans the Benito River and replaces the old ferry. It's lit up at night, but do not take photos.

  • Sights in Malabo

    Equatoguinean Cultural Centre

    A bright yellow building on the main street, this centre is a lovely colonial building with large windows. It has a central atrium that serves as a performance area and gallery, and is worth visiting to see if there's anything cultural planned during your visit. There are always lots of young people about, using the free wi-fi.

  • Sights in Malabo

    Casa Verde

    This deep green house was prefabricated in Belgium in the early 19th century and has recently been restored. It is a prominent landmark and is highly regarded in Malabo. Word is that it will become a museum.

  • Sights in Bioko Island

    Sagrada Familia Church

    This small yellow church is in a picturesque location on a wooded hillside overlooking the sea in the village of Basakoto, south of Malabo. A tour of Bioko Island will take you through the village.

  • Sights in Isla Corisco

    Spanish Mission House

    In ruins now, this mission house dates to the late 18th and early 19th centuries, when there were many European missionaries, merchants and colonial authorities living on the islands.

  • Sights in Bata

    Torre de la Libertad

    Built in 2011 to celebrate Equatorial Guinea's independence, this imposing structure is surrounded by gardens and overlooks the sea.

  • Sights in Bata

    Obelisk

    This black obelisk commemorates the visit of Pope John Paul II to Equatorial Guinea in 1982.