Equatorial Guinea is a very poor country with a stagnant economy. The only way of spending time here, besides going to the beach, are numerous restaurants with national dishes. They can be found in any city of the country and in every village. The population of the country, especially on the mainland, preserves fairly strong folk traditions, and various cults and witchcraft are still of great significance in the country.

Equatorial Guinea is particularly rich in diverse vegetation. Created from the ashes of an extinct volcano, the soil is particularly rich in trace elements. It facilitates the rapid growth of trees and vines. Local farmers do their best to restrain the luxuriant growth of vines, which bring harm to cocoa plantations.

Equatorial Guinea is also widely known for its abundant vegetation and wildlife, represented by elephants, lions and gazelles. Many tourists come here to climb Malabo volcano and enjoy its breathtaking beauty.

Malabo is not the largest city in Equatorial Guinea. Instead, it is certainly the most colorful and friendly one. Tourists are always welcome here. Outdoor bars in Parisian style, throbbing nightlife and bustling markets are the main distinguishing characteristics of the city. Malabo is located in the heart of the African tropics. Its beaches are washed by the powerful ocean waves in the North. In the south, one can see the impressive cone of the volcano of Malabo. Contrasts make the city a perfect object for tourism. The government spares no effort to attract visitors, keeping the city clean and relatively safe. When dusk settles over the city, it gets illuminated with numerous restaurants and clubs, which usually do not open until sunset. Recreation may prove to be rather expensive, but the local palm wine and the traditional 'malamba' drink are available everywhere.

Another clean and charming town with wide streets is Bata. Even though it lacks some spectacular views and landscapes, Bata still has a very vigorous character, with plenty of markets, restaurants, and hotels. The city reminds of dilapidated colonial charm and serves mostly as a starting point for trips to the nearby villages and islands. To the north and south of Bata, there are some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

The second largest city in Rio Muni is Ebebin, located in the northeast corner of the country. It is often the first place of contact with many travelers, who come to Equatorial Guinea. Ebebin Museum is located twenty kilometers to the west of the city. It shows traditional sculptures of the peoples of the country and other art works.

Mbini is a nice town about 50 kilometers to the south of Bata. It is a popular place for swimming, located in the bay of Rio Benito. Here one can also socialize with the locals in their traditional environment.

The Islas Elobi are a group of charming islands (Grande, Chico, etc.) near the southern border with Gabon. Here one will come across the friendly locals, though they are very small in number. Elobi Chico, on the other hand, resembles a 'deserted city'. The island is absolutely abandoned by people, although the deserted ruins of the former capital of the country are very interesting and provide a wonderful opportunity to search for archeological artefacts and treasure.

Equatorial Guinea is a perfect place for experienced travelers, who are looking for the authentic taste of Africa, with its wildlife and unique cultures combined into a harmonious unity.

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