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Sao Tome and Principe is an island nation located in the Gulf of Guinea, off the western coast of Africa. The country comprises two main islands, Sao Tome and Principe, as well as several smaller islets. Sao Tome Island has a total land area of 854 square miles while Principe Island has a total land area of 136 square miles. The coastline of Sao Tome and Principe offers some of the best beaches in the Gulf of Guinea with white sands and crystal clear waters. Popular beaches include Praia dos Bodes which offers sheltered waters ideal for swimming and snorkeling as well as Praia Grande which boasts pristine sands and sheltered waters ideal for kayaking and fishing. Inland visitors can explore lush mountain reserves such as Obo National Park which covers 1,500 acres on Sao Tome Island. Here visitors can explore hiking trails that wind through thick forests past hidden waterfalls, over rugged peaks, and through exotic wildlife habitats filled with rare birds and animals from around the world. Other popular attractions include Bom Sucesso Botanical Gardens where visitors can explore gardens filled with rare plants from around the world as well as Monte Cafe National Park which provides stunning views across the countryside on a clear day. Check bridgat for Sao Tome and Principe Weather and Climate.