Malabo - Post Report Question and Answers

What are some interesting/fun things to do in the area? Can you recommend any “hidden gems"?

Lots of hiking, but permissions needed through the Community Liaison Office (CLO). Cacao farm. Turtle nesting camps. Even the sunset on the boardwalk during a spring evening is amazing. - Apr 2021

As above - Apr 2021

Tour of Finca Sampaka to see the factory and taste the chocolates Attending fundraisers:   ~Damas Diplomáticas fashion show and the exercise class on the paseo to benefit underfunded schools ~5K on the paseo to benefit youth Malabo National Park--stunning - Jul 2020

Karaoke is available at at least three restaurants. There is a Sofitel spa & resort beside the nearest beach (20-30 minutes away). There are also a couple of other beaches on the island and others on the mainland. There is also a big sea turtle nesting season that brings students from Drexel University in Philadelphia to do research at a beach with black sand and waterfalls called Ureca. Also, there's a volcano (Pico Basile) that you can hike. Both of these destinations require a free permit from the Ministry of Tourism that the CLO facilitates. - Aug 2017

As mentioned above, Malabo is a make your own fun type of place. Highlights of the Island include the Sipopo Beach, Moka (where there are two guided hikes available), and hiking/camping in the southern part of the Island. - Sep 2014

Snorkeling, jungle walks. - Jun 2012

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