Sao Tome and Principe’s Portuguese past can be seen across the islands in the form of chocolate and coffee plantation estates (rocas).

Nowadays these rocas are community-owned and it’s fascinating to be led through the dirt streets where the locals live, work and play amongst the plantations, rainforest and grand Portuguese architecture. The rocas of Sao Tome and Principe still produce the best chocolate in the world… you’ll taste it of course! … It’s fascinating to explore with our local guides, and even stay the night within the plantations.

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