Top ChoiceEuropean in Bata

La Ferme Beach

La Ferme (pronounced Fermay for taxi drivers) is a lovely beach resort about 20 minutes south of Bata port. It has a large terrace, gorgeous pool surrounded by palm trees and spacious restaurant. Fish is the best...

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...

Top ChoiceAfrican in Malabo

L'Atelier

All wood, brick and leopard print, this modish restaurant is the place to be seen. There's a bar at the entrance and a cabaret lounge upstairs. The menu features African dishes including giant snails and chicken...

Arts Centre in Malabo

L'Institut Culturel d'Expression Française

All sorts of artistic endeavours are represented here, from debates to musical evenings, fashion shows, dance and art exhibitions. Both locals and visitors from France are represented. Find the program on the...

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...

Pub in Malabo

Aviator Pub & Café

The Aviator is a stylish new pub, all dark green walls and some outside seating. There are sports screens, very popular karaoke on Thursdays and live music on Fridays and Saturdays. There's food to soak up the...

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.

Arts Centre in Malabo

Centro Cultural de España en Malabo

This large cultural centre offers Spanish courses as well as a wide array of free events such as concerts, film, theatre and dance, exhibitions, a library and children's activities.The pleasant restaurant (mains...

Arts Centre in Bata

Centro Cultural de España en Bata

Housed in an interesting, modern building on the seafront, this cultural centre offers free music, dance, theatre, exhibitions and a library in addition to its Spanish lessons. Its popular restaurant next door...

European in Bata

Utonde Beach Club

This is one of two beach resorts in Utonde and was about to open at the time of our visit. It's very stylish, with thatched umbrellas set around a large pool. Chef Rafi conjures up the usual staples of pizzas,...

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.

Stadium in Malabo

Complejo Deportivo de Malabo

Built to co-host (with Gabon) the African Cup of Nations soccer competition in 2012, this stadium holds 15,250 fans. Regular matches are played here; tickets are available on-site.

Lounge in Malabo

L'Atelier Cabaret Lounge

Featuring rococo chairs, silver gilt and chandeliers, this 'cabaret lounge' is a great place to sip a cocktail and enjoy live music on weekends. There's no entry fee.

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.

Club in Malabo

Bahia Sound Lounge

There's a great bar here and an open-air dance floor overlooking the sea. It's always popular though entrance and drinks prices are high.

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...

Spanish in Malabo

Restaurant Babel

A challenge to find as it has no sign, this stylish restaurant is worth seeking out, particularly for lunch. The fish is excellent: try the bilolá – a local shellfish. Wok-cooked tofu and vegetables are good...

European in Bata

Bar Central

If you spend any time at all in Bata, you will gravitate to this friendly bar and restaurant. Set on a crossroads, the terrace is surrounded by plants that seem to usher in a welcome cool breeze. There's a wide...

Lebanese in Bata

Restaurant L'Orientale

A huge, sprawling place on the seafront, this grand restaurant offers good Lebanese food and generous, if doughy, pizzas. With few customers these days, quite a few menu items are unavailable, but the hummus is...