Ilhéu das Rolas - Sao Tome

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Ilhéu das Rolas
Ilhéu das Rolas is a small island in the São Tomé and Príncipe archipelago situated in the Gulf of Guinea, south of São Tomé Island. It is of volcanic origin and is located exactly under the Equator.

The main (and almost unique) economic activity is tourism, after the construction of a luxury resort. A permanent population of about 200 inhabitants has its survival directly linked to the tourist activity. It is only accessed by boat, from Porto Alegre, on the island of São Tomé.
Tourism
The main, and almost unique, economic activity is tourism, after the construction of a luxury resort. A permanent population of about 200 inhabitants has its survival directly linked to the tourist activity. You can see large fish being most endemic. Due to the different sea currents around the Isola das Rolas, the fauna and flora are very rich. There are caves, caves, arches and cliffs that run down to the white sand at the bottom. Clear waters with good visibility and few currents allow a deep dive into safety.

In addition to diving, you can take advantage of the numerous pedestrian paths that the islet offers. To walk the island takes two hours on foot. You can walk to the mark of the Ecuador line, and also to the lighthouse, which has a lovely view of the island.
Gastronomy
With a vast maritime extension, it is natural for fish to be a prominent element in Sao Tome cuisine. The fish are usually very fresh which makes them more tasty. For seafood lovers, lobster, santola, conch, octopus and cuttlefish are much appreciated.
On the other hand, the existence of abundant fertile lands and vegetables give a special flavor to the cuisine of São Tomé. The banana is made in various forms, cooked, fried or roasted accompanied with vegetables with cooked or grilled fish. Calulú, a traditional dish much appreciated by São Toméan families that resembles a soup with dried fish or meat, is served with banana puree or cooked rice. In general, the cuisine of Sao Tome is rich and with high nutritional value in animal and vegetable protein.
Weather
It has a climate of the equatorial type, hot and humid, with average annual temperatures that vary between 22 ° C and 30 ° C.
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