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At Bom Bom you will find a range of activities to make your holiday unforgettable. Take a boat trip, or a hike along the walking trails that will take you back to the origins of the Island of Príncipe, explore the old cacao plantations and when the moment is right, listen to the sound of the whales or witness the first steps of a baby turtle.
This excursion will take you around the South of Príncipe Island, beginning with the traditional fishing village of Praia Abade. There’s a stop at the Nova Estrela (New Star) Viewing Point to enjoy a panoramic view of the Ilhéu Boné de Jóquei (Jockey Cap Island), followed by the Terreiro Velho Viewing Point with its spectacular view of the national park to the east, and São Joaquim, to the west.
Learn all about the secrets of organic farming at the plantation house, Roça Paciência. Savour the different aromas and tastes of Príncipe Island’s aromatic herbs and medicinal plants, visit the gardens and see how the products are transformed into delicious jams, tropical muesli, toiletries and beauty products.
This is a great way of getting to know the island’s culture and outstanding scenery in a single day. It includes a visit to the smallest capital in the world, and its loveliest corners. You’ll also be able to observe close up some of the secrets of our organic farming and experience different aromas and tastes, as well as enjoying a marvellous traditional local meal. Come and be a Principiano for a day.
This trip consists in accompanying the monitoring of female sea turtles about to lay their eggs on the beaches of Principe Island, between September and April. You’ll get to learn about sea turtles and the conservation of this threatened species. Without a doubt, it’s an experience you’ll never forget.
This trip is designed for Sea and Beach lovers. Discover Príncipe’s most beautiful beaches on the northeast of the island.
Enjoy some of the most spectacular views of the west side of the National Park, seen from the sea. The Bay of Spires, so called because of the phonolite towers rising up out of the skyline, is one of the most sheltered spots on the edge of the National Park. It will give you some tranquil moments, surrounded by nature in its purest state.
We practice catch and release in the waters of Príncipe, where you can fish a variety of species, including Atlantic Sailfish and Blue Marlin. The Blue Marlin is most common between July and August and the Sailfish between November and December. During the other months of the year, it’s common to see great barracudas, wahoos and douradas.
Watch whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. The sea around Principe is a great place for spotting these beautiful species - an experience you’ll never forget.
Visit the largest Roça (Plantation House) on Príncipe Island, with its Cape Verdean traces. Come with us on a trail that will take you to the old lookout point for ships and enjoy a picnic with the best view over the town of Santo António. On our way back, help promote the sustainability of the planet and learn about a new project that involves transforming glass into jewellery.
Pico Papagaio is one of Príncipe Island’s most famous mountains. Visible from the town of Santo António, it is approximately 700 metres high and is formed from volcanic rock. Surrounded by secondary and primary rainforest, it lies within the boundaries of the National Park. During this walk that will take you to the top of the mountain, you’ll see monkeys, native birds, orchids and medicinal plants. Besides all that, the views you’ll get of the island are simply spectacular!
This is a trail that takes you to Ribeira Izé, the first capital of Príncipe. You can still see the ruins of its church and the house of a famous historical figure of São Tomé and Príncipe, Maria Correia. Come and enjoy this adventure with us!
Adventure along a narrow hiking trail that takes you through the rainforest and abandoned plantation house of Montalegre. Enjoy the nature around you and cool off at one of the island’s most beautiful waterfalls.
Discover the fauna and flora of Príncipe Island, starting in the rainforest at the base of Pico Papagaio (Parrot Mountain), until we come to the most famous river on the island. Following along the river, we arrive at the town of Santo António, which has preserved all its original charm.
Roça Infante D. Henrique is an old plantation house abandoned by the colonialists after the island’s independence. Today it is covered in vegetation and is situated about 18 km from Santo António. On the way to Roça Infante, we also pass the plantation house, Roça da Ribeira Fria, where we can sometimes visit Sr. Romão, a farmer in this part of the island, and try his fresh produce. During the walk along the trail leading to the Infante estate, we’ll see monkeys, native birds, orchids and different medicinal plants, as well as rocky formations typical of volcanic islands. We carry on until the Praia General Fonseca, an old harbour used by the Roça to dispatch its produce, where a boat will then take us back to the hotel.
São Tomé and Príncipe has between 21 and 29 endemic species of birds. Take your binoculars and venture out to discover them. Their sounds and colours are unique and unforgettable. An experience not to be missed.
Why don´t you combine different activities?
Our team is happy to organize combined experiences; car rides, hiking and boat trips. All the trips include a guide who will take you on a short walk to a beach from where you can then return by boat to the resort. Enjoy the beach, and have a picnic lunch. Contact us for more information.
Learn or improve your photography skills in a privileged location.
Elect a specific technique you wish to improve such as macro, long exposure, landscape or other of your choice. The workshop takes about 6 hours and includes theory, practice and performance evaluation.
We have 4X4 jeeps offering the maximum comfort to explore Principe Island at your peace. Available only with driver.
Boat with crew
Rent a boat and discover Príncipe Island at your peace.
Boat with crew
Enjoy the sea in the best way, renting our traditional boat for sightseeing.
this is an experience you can’t miss. Explore the Sea of Príncipe Island. We offer snorkeling guide with a short introduction for beginners. Rental is free for kids under 14 years.
Stand up paddle-boarding is a fun relaxing way to play on the water. We offer a short introduction for beginners.
Go Pro camera
register your special moments on Príncipe Island with a Go Pro Camera. Create your HD movies and photography with a fish eye lens. You will be able to take back home your photos and videos home in a 4 Giga USB pen drive.
According to Mr. João it means slowly but well done. Calmly.