Top 6 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in Sao Tome and Principe

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  1. The most popular and frequently visited waterfall in São Tomé and Príncipe is the Cascata Sao Nicolau Waterfall. It is a 60 meters high pristine waterfall in the middle of an equatorial forest. With its crystal clear water and the stunning forests around, as well as beautiful landscape on the way, this location is great for many activities.


    The road to this waterfall is quite hard since the road's condition is quite bad. You might find some obstacles along the way, but the road is still accessible and pretty clean. But this could turn out great for you if you are looking for a chance to be closer to nature because the result of a long journey at low speed in a Jipe is the discovery of many magnificent hidden corners of the tropical paradise where you could take breathtakingly beautiful pictures.


    The waterfall is nice for a perfect location for taking pictures but unfortunately is not deep enough for swimming. You can still swim at the base of the falls, though. There is a bridge over the flowing water and also a well-constructed stair into the running water under the waterfall. However, the stare is slippery so ensure your footwear isn’t the type to fail you. Cascata Sao Nicolau Waterfall has lots of shadows, so it could also be a perfect place for camping with your family and loved ones.


    Location: Monte Café, São Tomé and Príncipe

    Photo: angolatravelandtours.com
    Photo: angolatravelandtours.com
    Video: São Tomé e Príncipe

  2. The Bombaim Waterfalls are two waterfalls nearby each other, surrounded by the lush greenery of the rainforest and the tiny village of Bombaim. This waterfall is not as tall or big as Cascata Sao Nicolau Waterfall, but the pools are deeper, and the water is also clean and cool, so tourists will have a chance to take a refreshing bath when they visit this waterfall. Since these waterfalls are less popular than Cascata Sao Nicolau Waterfall, it is less visited. Therefore, it is perfect for those who don't want to be disturbed while exploring and enjoying nature.


    The road to the Bombaim Waterfalls is just as challenging as the road to other waterfalls in São Tomé and Príncipe. To get to the Bombaim Waterfalls, tourists will have to travel through a bumpy road. Sometimes, the road could be cut by a fallen tree, a big rock, etc, so remember to pay attention on the way there, and avoid traveling on days when the weather is not the best. But don't worry, since the road is surprisingly easy to walk, and by walking, you might be able to spot some kinds of trees that you've never seen before or take some great pictures for memories.


    Location: Bombaim, São Tomé and Príncipe

    Photo: www.tripadvisor.com
    Photo: www.tripadvisor.com
    Video: M. Heckel
  3. The next waterfall we have on this list is the Angolares Waterfall. This 17 meters waterfall is located in the South-Westen of São Tomé and Príncipe and is said to be one of the best waterfalls on this beautiful island. One of the things that makes this waterfall "one of the best", is that it is located in the middle of two water tunnels on a friendly mountain trail. That being said, tourists won't have lots of trouble visiting this waterfall. However, there are a lot of local guides that you can count on to show you some tricks on the way to witness this beautiful nature.


    Tourists who visit the Angolares Waterfall are advised to bring good hiking or sports shoes for the road, a swimming suit for the refreshing pools, and a jacket to keep themselves warm as the temperature could be low in the jungle, especially after you swim here. To go to this waterfall, you will have to go through the old cocoa plantations where you can already hear the sound of the waterfall, then go through the water tunnel to reach the waterfall. The freshness of the waterfalls in the tropical climate will make you fall in love with the waterfall, and have for yourself an unforgettable moment.


    Location: South-Westen of Monte Castro, São Tomé and Príncipe

    Photo: Joland Blog
    Photo: Joland Blog
    Video: Un tomb pel món
  4. As the land of many beautiful waterfalls, São Tomé and Príncipe doesn't only have waterfalls that are famous for their natural beauty and biodiversity, but also have waterfalls that are connected to the local culture. One of those waterfalls and perhaps the most unique waterfall of São Tomé and Príncipe is the Cascata de Praia Pesqueira Waterfall.


    The Cascata de Praia Pesqueira Waterfall is located in the Praia Pesqueira village in the Caué District, South of São Tomé and Príncipe. This village's population is only 201(by 2012). The scene of villagers getting water from the waterfall, washing clothes, playing, and doing everyday tasks by the waterfall makes such beautiful scenery of humans and nature being in harmony. Since the waterfall is located near a village, the road to this waterfall is not challenging at all compare to the road to other waterfalls.


    Another thing that makes the Cascata de Praia Pesqueira Waterfall unique, is that it is located in the part where the river meets the sea. Because of this location, the water in the waterfall seems to have two colors: The clear water from the river, and the beautiful bluish turquoise colored water from the Atlantic sea. This sure will make a delightful sight that you can not miss.


    Location: Praia Pesqueira, São Tomé and Príncipe

    Photo: Landescape
    Photo: Landescape
    Photo: Tripadvisor
    Photo: Tripadvisor
  5. Another waterfall that is connected to the local's culture and tradition is the Guegue Waterfall. This is said to be a "lost and virgin" waterfall of São Tomé and Príncipe, which means it is one of the hidden waterfalls that not many tourists know about. To get to the Guegue Waterfall, a pair of water shoes is very necessary, since the hiking road is slippery and not very safe, especially for unprofessional hikers. Tourists will have to challenge themself with a bit of trekking through dense vegetation and plantations. However, the result will be all worth it!


    For tourists, the Guegue Waterfall is a getaway location to escape from the daily city life or a challenge for themselves to surpass their own limits. However, for the local residents, this place has a special meaning, as the waterfall has been the place where they practice an old tradition for generations. The people here somehow believe that, if they go to this waterfall and take a bath in the refreshing water in the first week of the new year, all their bad memories in the old year will be washed away, and they'll welcome a new year with greatness and new achievements.


    Location: São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe

    Photo:  Sascha
    Photo: Sascha
    Video: Marilson Das Neves
  6. The Vale Do Rio Waterfall is a tall waterfall located 15 km away from Monte Cafe(the place where the famous Cascata Sao Nicolau Waterfall is located). This is another waterfall in São Tomé and Príncipe that is famous for being a pristine waterfall in the middle of an equatorial forest. However, aside from the beauty of nature, this waterfall is also famous for the road that leads to it.


    To reach the Vale Do Rio Waterfall, tourists will have to go through a long and moderately challenging trek. This trek is around 15 km long, and the road's condition is bad, but the beautiful landscapes will make up for all the hardships. On the way, you will go through the coffee and cocoa forests, as well as some of São Tomé and Príncipe's most fascinating local villages, farms of rose and honeycomb flowers, etc. It is common for tourists to see local boys and girls selling freshly plucked cocoa and coffee in a banana leaf.


    Another great thing about this trek alongside the landscape is the sound of nature. Tourists will be able to be accompanied by the relaxing and calming sounds of small water cascades, birds, monkeys, or simply the sound of the wind blowing through the tree branches, etc.


    Location: São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe

    Photo: Hiking São Tomé
    Photo: Hiking São Tomé
    Photo: Viagens com Propósito
    Photo: Viagens com Propósito




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