Praia Macaco

São Tomé & Príncipe

An excellent swimming beach, this long and pretty stretch of golden sand contains the ruins of a resort that never opened, tucked beneath the trees. It's wonderfully private and isolated, so bring everything you'll need. The best way to find it is to ask the guard at the front gate to Roça Belo Monte to indicate the path; you may also hire a guide here if necessary.

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