This island is very green, with a few sandy beaches, delicious food and friendly people, even if many of them carry machetes. Everything went very smoothly and easily in this tiny country. Hiring a car from the local hotel was a great experience; we got the keys at the airport and they asked us to make a bank transfer at our convenience. That was it. The roads were of lesser quality, but we were able to see a lot more by driving slowly. The basic hotel was not as described, but any problems were quickly resolved after reminders. Border officials were friendly and efficient. In short, all services were basic but smooth and good; I would say that São Tomé and Príncipe is a good place to visit. Unfortunately on this trip we did not have enough time to visit the Príncipe, nor could we find any information on how to get to its summit. There are many smaller peaks on both islands that are unexplored and would be very interesting to visit one day.
We have had a great few days in this small country and we fly home, but first we have a long layover in Lisbon, Portugal, where we have plenty of time to visit a regional highpoint and a few more P300 peaks.