Welcome to Northern Coast
The northern coast of São Tomé offers some fine beaches, historic roças (plantations) and one long road, the EN-1. This gets increasingly remote the further you travel upon it, until it disappears completely into the jungle. The best base for visiting this area is the Mucumbli ecolodge, roughly midway, from where you can pursue numerous activities, including boating the coastline, hiking the Pico de São Tomé, and mountain biking to the road's end, a dramatic journey where the waves crash on one side while the Pico rises on the other. The towns here have little to offer; the value is in the natural surroundings.