Top ChoiceCathedral 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...

National Park 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...

Nature Reserve 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...

Beach 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.

Viewpoint 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.

Viewpoint 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.

Beach 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...

National Park 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....

National Park 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.

Square 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.

Bridge 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.

Notable Building 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...

Notable Building 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.

Church 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.

Notable Building 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.

Tower 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.

Notable Building in Bata

Obelisk

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