São Tomé and Príncipe is an extremely safe destination. However, thefts of personal belongings are common on beaches, particularly those next to villages, where a smartphone is worth an annual salary. The beaches near Morro Peixe, north of São Tomé city, are known for such thefts.
Staying healthy requires proper preparation before departure and self-discipline in-country.
Get proper vaccinations.
Don't forget to take daily antimalaria pills.
Use hand sanitizer after physical contact (eg shaking hands) and before meals.
Apply bug spray to legs and arms.
Sleep under a...