Príncipe – The Island

The island of Príncipe is located just a few degrees north of the Equator and it is known as the closest tropical paradise within the European time zone.

Príncipe is a completely safe and unspoiled West African island with its own charming population, unique culture and a distinct ethnological heritage. Principeé’s people love to share their rich history and their breathtakingly beautiful surroundings.

Sundy mansion
jungle - biodiversity
  • Fishing and agriculture remain the main sources of income to most of the population. Their practices are still traditional.
  • Remnants of the former Portuguese colonial times are still abundantly present in the form of old plantation fields, plantation mansions and other colonial buildings.
  • Many Príncipean cultural events are celebrated, like the famous ‘San Lorenzo Festival’ that it is celebrated on August 15th with a spirit felt before and after.
  • Príncipe Island has one of the last worldwide remaining primary rainforests that covers the rocky peaks and slopes, cascading down to some of the most idyllic beaches in the world. In 2012 Príncipe and its surrounding islets were proclaimed as an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Discover the unique island of Príncipe – Excursions

The hotel Belo Monte team will assists you in the organization of excursions to discover the island’s history and its natural diversity.

Check out the Excursions

Nature excursions

  • Guided tours by car or quads
  • Hiking
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Turtle hatching in April

Cultural excursions

  • The town of St Antonio
  • The historical village of Sundy
  • The traces of Einstein’s experience in 1919
  • The Biodiversity museum


Príncipe – Impressions from the island

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