Equatorial Guinea is known for
Ureca Four species of marine turtles come ashore to lay their eggs at this remote spot.
Monte Alen National Park Wild camp in this magnificent region to discover gorillas, chimpanzees, mandrills and bush elephants.
Bioko Island The southern part of the island is a twitcher's delight with 200 bird species.
Reserva Natural de Rio Campo Hippos swim in the river estuary in this deserted nature reserve.
Isla Corisco Beaches here are the stuff of dreams: pure white sands, swaying palms and azure sea.
Ureca Black volcanic sands backed by rain forests and waterfalls make this the jewel of Bioko Island.
Rio Campo You'll probably be the only visitor (other than turtles) on these unspoiled beaches.
Evouat Palm trees and dugout canoes line the beach at this remote fishing village.
Malabo and Bata have some fascinating Spanish colonial architecture.
- Catedrál de Santa Isabel Gothic Revival in style, the apricot-hued cathedral is the heart of Malabo.
- Casa Verde Recently restored, this dark-green house was prefabricated in Belgium in the early 19th century.
- Equatoguinean Cultural Centre Workshops, language courses and a library are housed in this two-storey building in Malabo.
- Catedral de Santiago Apóstol y Nuestra Señora del Pilar This imposing cathedral in Bata has beautiful stained-glass windows.
Look beyond the European standards to discover a wealth of African cuisine.
- Restaurante Djibloho Plaza You'll need a strong palate for pepe sup, a perennial favourite that's very, very spicy.
- L'Atelier Giant snails are on offer here, as well as ndolé and chicken with chocolate sauce.
- Restaurant Babel Bilolá is worth trying: it's a shellfish found only on Bioko.
- Restaurant Naby Senegalese fish yassa features here: fish marinaded in onions, lemon and mustard, served over rice.