Rio Muni attractions

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 wil…
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 ob…
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 peop…
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.
Cathedral in Bata

Catedral de Santiago Apóstol y Nuestra Señora del Pilar

Built by the Spanish in 1954, this ochre-plastered cathedral is picked out in brown and stands proud on a hill. It's a severe-looking place, but the stained-glass windows are worth seeing if you find it unlocked.
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.