Overview

Introduction

A UNESCO biosphere reserve and measuring just 142km2, Principe is western Africa's Garden of Eden.

At a glance:

  • The island has a fascinating ecosystem and an enrapturing, laid-back and welcoming culture
  • The travelling experiences on offer are authentic and a voyage of discovery
  • No visit to the island is complete without a guided tour of, or stay at, a former plantation (Roca)
  • Explore the island's natural park on foot (with a guide). Marked trails will lead you through the thick vegetation to hidden waterfalls and will place you in the natural habitat of the kingfisher, Principe drongo, African grey parrot and more
  • Take a cruise along the island's north and west coast. The views are dramatic and the beaches you explore are deserted and palm-fringed
  • Visit the turtle beach at Praia Grande (nesting Oct-Jan and hatching Dec-Apr) and learn about the area's conservation and research projects

With phonolitic towers and lofty peaks, all carpeted with lush, green vegetation, the island’s backdrop would not be amiss on a Jurassic Park set. The waters are crystal clear and, below the surface, is a pristine underwater world.

Tourism is in its infancy here but, for those making the journey an authentic and sensory holiday awaits. Focus has been placed on sustainable development and an inclusive industry which will educate the residents of Principe, empowering them with the skills needed to become the hotel managers and service providers of the future. For those employed here, there appears to be sheer joy in the work and a sponge-like desire to learn and improve; their smiles and laughter attest to their enthusiasm.

Some 59% of Principe is inscribed as a natural park, with development largely along the northern and northeastern shores. Further south, the density of vegetation, the unforgiving terrain and lack of pathways leave the area largely unexplored except by boat.

Golden beaches surround the island and it is not unusual to find that you are alone on this stretch of paradise. Most bays are bordered by basalt rocks, protecting the beaches from swells and providing excellent snorkelling opportunities. Take a picnic and while-away the hours, dreaming you are on your own desert island.

Santo António, the island’s capital, is located on the east coast of the island. Picturesquely positioned on reclaimed marshland between two rivers, the city is a mix of colonial and traditional island architecture. Take a stroll around the central square  ‘Marcelo da Veiga’, named after the writer who was born on the island, and visit the island’s oldest church ‘Nossa Senhora da Conceiçâo’, which has undergone restoration several times, and the handicraft stores located here.

The island’s colonial and plantation history is still evident. Cocoa and coffee crops were introduced by the Portuguese, and bananas, coconuts, breadfruit and pineapples remain staples of the local diet. No visit to the island is complete without a guided tour of, or stay at, a former plantation (Roça); Roça Sundy, Roça Pacienca, Roça Porto Real are open for visitors.

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Getting There

Getting to Principe

  • A 35 minute flight connects Sao Tome with the island of Principe. Due to the schedules an overnight on Sao Tome is normally required and organised by Sunvil
  • A 15kg luggage allowance applies to the domestic flight plus one piece of hand luggage
  • Onward road transfers on Principe to Sunvil's featured accommodation take a further 25-40 minutes

Activities

Cooking Workshop at Sundy Praia Hotel

Try out your skills in the kitchen for a day, letting your imagination flow and learning how to cook like a 5-star chef. Using local ingredients, you will learn to cook dishes which are featured on the Sundy Praia’s own menu, after which you will have the opportunity to sample. 

  • Duration: 1 to 2 hours
  • When: Daily (all year) at 11:30/12:00
  • Price: £54.00 per adult / £27.00 per child (age 6 to 12 years)

 

Notes

  • The cooking workshop, with English speaking chef, is located at the Sundy Praia Hotel.
  • Transfers are included to/from Roça Sundy and Bom Bom Resort (transfer time is approximately 20-30 minutes each way). Please meet in reception 10 minutes prior to the excursion time.
  • Refreshment (water) is included during the workshop.
  • Cooked meal included – please advise of any dietary requirements at time of booking.
  • Minimum number of participants is 2 and the maximum is 6.
  • Free for children 5 years and under when accompanied by an adult.

 

 

Hiking

The raw and wild hiking trails on Príncipe are ideal for those who wish to scratch under the surface of the destination. Please note that due to uneven surfaces, muddy and wet terrain, a good level of fitness and suitable clothing is required (good walking/hiking shoes are essential). Due to the tropical climate of the islands, hiking is recommended during the dry season. 

Santa Joaquina Trail

This hike takes you on a marked trail to the old lookout point for ships where you will enjoy the best view over the town of Santo António. En route you will visit the largest Roça (Plantation House) on Príncipe Island, with its Cape Verdean traces. 

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • When: Daily (all year) at 08:30 or 13:30
  • Price: £82.00 per adult / £41.00 per child (age 6 to 12 years)

 

Notes

  • Pick up and drop off at Bom Bom Resort, Roça Sundy and Sundy Praia. Please meet in reception 10 minutes prior to the excursion time.
  • Distance covered during the hike will be 8.69km.
  • You will be accompanied by an English-speaking guide.
  • Recommended: Comfortable walking shoes and clothing, water, snacks, sun-screen, insect repellent and hat.
  • Included: Water and towel.
  • Level of difficulty: Medium – a good level of fitness is required.
  • Minimum number of participants is 2 and the maximum is 6.
  • Not recommended for children under 6 years.

 

Ribeira Izé Trail

This marked hiking trail takes you to the first capital of Principe, Ribeira Izé, where you will be able to see the ruins of its church and the house of Maria Correia, a famous historical figure of São Tomé and Príncipe. 

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • When: Daily (all year) at 09:00
  • Price: £32.00 per adult / £16.00 per child (age 6 to 12 years)

 

Notes

  • The hike will start from either Bom Bom Resort or Praia Sundy, on foot.
  • Transfers included for guests staying at Roça Sundy (transfer time is approximately 20 minutes). Please meet in reception 10 minutes prior to the excursion time.
  • Distance covered during the hike will be 2.24km.
  • You will be accompanied by an English-speaking guide.
  • Recommended: comfortable walking shoes and clothing, snacks, sun-screen, insect repellent and hat.
  • Water and towel included.
  • Level of difficulty: Easy – it is recommended that you are normally an active person.
  • A bottle of water will be provided by your hotel.
  • Minimum number of participants is 2 and the maximum is 8.
  • Free for children 5 years and under when accompanied by an adult.

 

 

Roça Infante (Infante Plantation House) Trail

Roça Infante D. Henrique is an old plantation house abandoned by the colonials after the island’s independence in 1975. Today it is covered in vegetation and is situated about 18km from the capital, Santo António. On the way to the Roça Infante, you will also pass the plantation house Roça da Ribeira Fria where occasionally it is possible to visit Sr. Romão, a farmer in this part of the island, and try his fresh produce. Along the marked trail that leads to the Infante Estate there is the possibility to see monkeys, native birds, orchids, a variety of medicinal plants and rock formations typical of volcanic islands. The hike continues on to General Correia beach (praia), an old harbour used by the Roça to dispatch its produce, and from where a boat ride is included on your return journey. 

  • Duration: 6-8 hours
  • When: Daily (all year) at 08:30
  • Price: £258.00 per person

 

Notes

  • Pick up and drop off at Bom Bom Resort, Roça Sundy and Sundy Praia. Please meet in reception 10 minutes prior to the excursion time.
  • Distance covered during the hike will be 19.08km.
  • You will be accompanied by an English-speaking guide.
  • Recommended: Comfortable walking shoes and clothing, sun-screen, insect repellent and hat.
  • Included: Water, towel and a pack lunch (provided by your hotel) – please advise of any dietary requirements at time of booking.
  • Level of difficulty: Hard/Difficult.
  • The boat journey from General Correia beach will take approximately 45 minutes. Guests will be dropped off at Bom Bom Resort and/or Sundy Praia depending on where they are staying. Guests staying at Roça Sundy will be dropped off at Sundy Praia before continuing by car to their accommodation.
  • Minimum number of participants is 2 and the maximum is 6.
  • Not recommended for children under 15 years.

 

 

Pico Papagaio (Parrot Mountain) Trail

Pico Papagaio, formed from volcanic basalt, is one of Príncipe Island’s most famous mountains, and at approximately 700m high it is visible from the town of Santo António, the capital of the island. The mountain, which lies within the boundaries of the National Park, is surrounded by secondary and primary rainforest. During this marked trail hike, which takes you to the top of Pico Papagaio, as well as a spectacular view of the island, you might see monkeys, native birds, orchids and medicinal plants. 

  • Duration: 5 hours
  • When: Daily (all year) at 08:30
  • Price: £98.00 per person

 

Notes

  • Pick up and drop off at Bom Bom Resort, Roça Sundy and Sundy Praia. Please meet in reception 10 minutes prior to the excursion time.
  • Distance covered during the hike will be 7.18km.
  • You will be accompanied by an English-speaking guide.
  • Recommended: Comfortable walking shoes and clothing, snacks, sun-screen, insect repellent and hat.
  • Included: Water and towel.
  • Level of difficulty: Hard/Difficult.
  • Minimum number of participants is 2 and the maximum is 6.
  • Not recommended for children under 15 years.

 

Hike Cascata O Qué Pipi (O Qué Pipi Waterfall) Trail

Following a trail through the Natural Park of Principe, this hike takes you to one of the island’s most beautiful waterfalls - the O Qué Pipi. In the dense vegetation you will experience peace and quiet, only disturbed by the rustling of leaves and birdsong. Following a natural path, you will climb uphill over fallen trees, roots and rocks to the waterfall. Along the way your guide will share knowledge and information with you about the fruit and plants you will encounter and even cut down some fruit to sample and show you how to get water from a tree – a good survival skill. Time is allowed for a refreshing dip in the waterfall pool before you start your trek back along the same path. 

  • Duration: Approximately 3 hours
  • When: Daily (all year) at 08:30 or 13:30
  • Price: £72.00 per adult / £36.00 per child (age 6 to 12 years)

 

Notes

  • Pick up and drop off at Bom Bom Resort, Roça Sundy and Sundy Praia. Please meet in reception 10 minutes prior to the excursion time.
  • Distance covered during the hike will be 2.27km.
  • Walk Grading: Easy to Medium – it is recommended that you are normally an active person.
  • You will be accompanied by an English-speaking guide.
  • Recommended: Comfortable walking shoes and clothing, swimming costume, towel, snacks, sun-screen, insect repellent and hat.
  • Included: Water and towel.
  • Due to the natural surroundings of the waterfall you will be required to clamber over rocks to access the natural pool.
  • Minimum number of participants is 2 and the maximum is 6.
  • Not recommended for children under 6 years.

 

Turtle Watching

In the early evening, you will be transferred to a nearby turtle conservation area where you will get to learn about the three species of turtle who nest on the island - green turtle, hawksbill and leatherback. You will learn about the work being undertaken locally to preserve their habitats for generations to come and to educate residents as to their role in the protection of the species. If you are lucky enough to watch a female laying her eggs or her young being hatched, it is certainly an unforgettable experience. 

  • Duration: 2 to 4 hours
  • When: Daily (between September and April) from 16:30 to 19:00 and 20:30 to 23:30
  • Price: £78.00 per adult / £39.00 per child (age 6 to 12 years)

 

Notes

  • Pick up and drop off at Bom Bom Resort, Roça Sundy and Sundy Praia. Please meet in reception 10 minutes prior to the excursion time.
  • Minimum number of participants is 2 and the maximum is 15 (5 guests per hotel).
  • Recommended: Long-sleeve shirt, long trousers and insect repellent.
  • Included: Water, towel and red light.
  • Not recommended for children under 6 years. 

 

Birdwatching

Birdlife on São Tomé and Príncipe is exceptional, boasting no less than 21 endemic species of birds, more per km2 than the Galapagos archipelago. The abundance of forest and lack of development ensure a pristine environment in which these birds can thrive, separate from their human neighbours. With a local guide, and armed with a pair of binoculars you will venture out to discover a variety of birds including the kingfisher, the Principe drongo, the African grey parrot and the black kite which can often be seen soaring above.

  • Duration: 2 to 4 hours
  • When: Daily (all year) at 08:30
  • Price: £52.00 per adult / £26.00 per child (age 6 to 12 years)

 

Notes

  • Guests staying at Sundy Praia will walk to ‘Oque Daniel’ which is a 2-hour walk. The length of the walk and the difficulty level can be adapted according to guest ability.
  • Guests staying at Bom Bom Resort and Roça Sundy will explore in the area or at ‘Oque Daniel’.
  • Please meet in reception 10 minutes prior to the excursion time.
  • Recommended: Binoculars, comfortable walking shoes and clothing, snacks, sun-screen, insect repellent and hat.
  • Included: Water, binoculars (subject to availability) and an ID book. Note: It is recommended to bring your own binoculars.
  • January to mid-February (the short dry season) is a good time for birdwatching due to it being mating season when the birds display their breeding plumage, mostly colourful and bright.
  • It is possible to depart earlier than 08:30 if preferred – this must be requested at time of booking.
  • Terrain Jeeps (hotel vehicles) are used during the activity.
  • Minimum number of participants is 1 and the maximum is 6.
  • Not recommended for children under 6 years.

 

Explore the South Island Tour (Half Day)

This excursion will take you around the south of Príncipe Island, beginning with the traditional fishing village of Praia Abade. From here you continue your journey, stopping at the Nova Estrela (New Star) view point where you will enjoy a panoramic view of the island of Boné do Jóquei (Jockey’s Cap). You will also visit the Terreiro Velho view point where you will appreciate further spectacular views of the national park to the east, and São Joaquim, to the west. 

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • When: Daily (all year) at 08:30 or 13:30 from Sundy Praia and 09:00 or 14:00 from Bom Bom Resort and Roça Sundy
  • Price: £62.00 per adult / £31.00 per child (age 6 to 12 years)

 

Notes

  • Pick up and drop off at Bom Bom Resort, Roça Sundy and Sundy Praia. Please meet in reception 10 minutes prior to the excursion time.
  • You will be accompanied by an English-speaking guide.
  • Recommended: Comfortable walking shoes and clothing, snacks, sun-screen and insect repellent.
  • Included: Water and towel.
  • Minimum number of participants is 2 and the maximum is 6.
  • Free for children 5 years and under when accompanied by an adult. 

 

 

Plantation Tour (Half Day)

Learn all about the secrets of organic farming at the plantation house, Roça Paciência. Savour the different aromas and tastes of Príncipe Island’s aromatic herbs and medicinal plants, visit the gardens and see how the products are transformed into delicious jams, tropical muesli, toiletries and beauty products. 

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • When: Daily (all year) at 08:30 or 13:30 from Sundy Praia and 09:00 or 14:00 from Bom Bom Resort and Roça Sundy
  • Price: £62.00 per adult / £31.00 per child (age 6 to 12 years) 

 

Notes

  • Pick up and drop off at Bom Bom Resort, Roça Sundy and Sundy Praia. Please meet in reception 10 minutes prior to the excursion time.
  • You will be accompanied by an English-speaking guide.
  • Recommended: Comfortable walking shoes and clothing, water, snacks, sun-screen and insect repellent.
  • Included: Water and towel.
  • Minimum number of participants is 2 and the maximum is 6.
  • Free for children 5 years and under when accompanied by an adult.

 

 

Explore Principe Tour (Full Day)

The cultural history of Príncipe is fascinating and this excursion is a great way of getting to know about the island’s culture and its outstanding scenery in one day. This guided tour will lead you on an exploration of the island, its former plantations, its charming capital (the smallest capital in the world) and its rural communities. It is a tour that will excite your senses - savour the aromas of herbs and medicinal plants, taste the local food products (jams, tropical muesli, chocolate, grilled fish, breadfruit and bananas for example), and take in the breath-taking views of mountain peaks and colourful harbours. During the tour you will also visit the waste recycling co-operative in Roça Porto Real, which was set up in 2016 with the aim of transforming glass into jewellery. Here you will meet Bela and her team and learn about the process, gaining an understanding of this social project. 

  • Duration: 6 hours
  • When: Daily (all year) at 08:30 from Sundy Praia and 09:00 from Bom Bom Resort and Roça Sundy
  • Price: £98.00 per adult / £49.00 per child (age 6 to 12 years) 

Notes

  • Pick up and drop off at Bom Bom Resort, Roça Sundy and Sundy Praia. Please meet in reception 10 minutes prior to the excursion time.
  • You will be accompanied by an English-speaking guide.
  • Recommended: Comfortable walking shoes and clothing, snacks, sun-screen and insect repellent.
  • Included: Water, towel and a traditional local meal – please advise of any dietary requirements at time of booking.
  • Minimum number of participants is 2 and the maximum is 6.
  • Free for children 5 years and under when accompanied by an adult. 

 

 

Cocoa Route Tour (Half Day)

One hundred years ago the island of São Tomé, along with the island of Principe, were the largest cocoa producers in the world. This excursion is perfect for all chocolate lovers and is a great experience for anyone who wants to learn about the cocoa transformation process, from tree to table. Embrace a journey that will take you through the plantations and old dryers, ending with a tasting of the cocoa product. 

  • Duration: 3-4 hours (half day)
  • When: Daily (all year) at 09:00 or 14:00
  • Price: £78.00 per adult / £39.00 per child (age 6 to 12 years) 

Notes

  • Pick up and drop off at Bom Bom Resort, Roça Sundy and Sundy Praia. Please meet in reception 10 minutes prior to the excursion time.
  • You will be accompanied by an English-speaking guide.
  • Recommended: Comfortable walking shoes and clothing, snacks, sun-screen and insect repellent.
  • Included: Water, towel and cocoa product tasting.
  • Maximum number of participants is 6-8.
  • Free for children 5 years and under when accompanied by an adult. 

 

Boat Trip to the Bay of Needles (Baia das Agulhas)

To truly appreciate the beauty and drama of Príncipe island you need to observe the land from the sea. During this 3-hour trip you will enjoy some of the most spectacular views of the west side of the National Park. The Bay of Needles, so called because of the phonolite towers rising up out of the skyline, will give you an experience of nature in its purest state. With local guides onboard you can gain an authentic insight into the destination. 

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • When: Daily (all year) at 08:30 or 13:30 from Sundy Praia and 09:00 or 14:00 from Bom Bom Resort and Roça Sundy
  • Price: £128.00 per adult / £64.00 per child (age 6 to 12 years)

 

Notes

  • Departure from either Sundy Praia or Bom Bom Resort for guests staying at those properties. Guests staying at Roça Sundy can choose to depart from either Sundy Praia or Bom Bom Resort.
  • Transfers are included for guests staying at Roça Sundy (c.20 minutes transfer each way to Sundy Praia or c.40 minutes transfer each way to Bom Bom Resort).
  • Recommended: Shorts or loose trousers (rather than a skirt), flat shoes/trainers or sandals, cap or hair-band, water, sun-screen, insect repellent and swimming costume.
  • Sundy Praia will provide water, snacks (sandwich, fruit and juice – please advise of any dietary requirements at time of booking), towel and snorkelling gear (on request at time of booking).
  • Bom Bom Resort will provide water, towel and snorkelling gear (on request at time of booking).
  • Rigid, double hull or single hull boats seating a maximum of 8 or 16 people are used. There are no facilities onboard.
  • Lifejackets will be provided.
  • You will be accompanied by an English-speaking guide.
  • Minimum number of participants is 2 and the maximum is 16.
  • Free for children 5 years and under when accompanied by an adult.
  • Important: Pregnant women or any person suffering from back problems are not allowed on the boats. The boat trip will operate subject to weather and sea conditions. In the event that the excursion is cancelled, if it is not possible to re-book locally, a full refund will be given on your return to the UK.
  • If you would like to arrange a fish picnic on the beach, an additional supplement of £52.00 per person will be applicable. 

 

 

Boat Trip along the Northeast Coast

Enjoy a boat trip along the golden sand beaches of the northeast coast of the island. This trip is designed for sea and beach lovers, to discover the beautiful beaches that can be found on Principe and to enjoy a swim and some snorkelling in the emerald green waters that surround the island. 

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • When: Daily (all year) at 09:00 or 14:00
  • Price: £98.00 per adult / £49.00 per child (age 6 to 12 years)

 

Notes

  • Departure from either Sundy Praia or Bom Bom Resort for guests staying at those properties. Guests staying at Roça Sundy will have a transfer included to either Bom Bom Resort (c.40 minutes’ drive) or Praia Sundy (c.20 minutes’ drive).
  • Recommended: Swimming costume, towel, snacks, sun-screen, insect repellent, sunglasses and hat.
  • Included: Towel, water, snorkelling gear and snack (sandwich, fruit and juice) – please advise of any dietary requirements at time of booking.
  • You will be accompanied by an English-speaking guide.
  • Rigid, double hull or single hull boats seating a maximum of 8 or 16 people are used. There are no facilities onboard.
  • Minimum number of participants is 2 and the maximum is 16.
  • Free for children 5 years and under when accompanied by an adult.
  • Important: Pregnant women or any person suffering from back problems are not allowed on the boats. The boat trip will operate subject to weather and sea conditions. In the event that the excursion is cancelled, if it is not possible to re-book locally, a full refund will be given on your return to the UK.
  • If you would like to arrange a fish picnic on the beach, an additional supplement of £52.00 per person will be applicable.

 

Private Boat Tour (Half Day or Full Day)

Take a half day private boat tour to visit the spectacular beaches of Banana, Macaco and Boi on the northeast of the island; or head to the prehistoric Bay of Needles which is only accessible by boat. A full day private boat tour sailing around the whole of Principe Island can also be arranged and includes several stops for swimming and snorkelling. 

  • Duration: 4 hours (half day) or 8 hours (full day)
  • When: Daily all year from Bom Bom Resort or Sundy Praia
  • Price: £410.00 per boat for 4 hours (Half Day) / £615.00 per boat for 8 hours (Full Day) / SADA Principe Island Tour (6-8 hours) £615.00 per boat

 

Notes

  • Half Day Tour departs at 09:00 or 14:00 and the Full Day Tour departs at 09:00.
  • Departure from either Sundy Praia or Bom Bom Resort for guests staying at those properties. Guests staying at Roça Sundy will have a transfer included to either Bom Bom Resort (c.40 minutes’ drive) or Praia Sundy (c.20 minutes’ drive).
  • Recommended: Swimming costume, towel, sun-screen, insect repellent, water, snacks, sunglasses and hat.
  • Included: Towel, water and snorkelling gear.
  • A traditional boat or rigid, double hull or single hull boats seating a maximum of 6 to 8 people are used. There are no facilities onboard.
  • You will be accompanied by an English-speaking guide.
  • The maximum number of participants is 6-8.
  • There is no minimum age.
  • Please note that for sustainable and conservation reasons, fishing is not an activity that can be offered.
  • Important: Pregnant women or any person suffering from back problems are not allowed on the boats. The boat trip will operate subject to weather and sea conditions. In the event that the excursion is cancelled, it will be re-booked locally for the following day.

 

Diving

With your guide you will dive in some of the best spots around the coast of Principe. 

  • Duration: between 1½ and 3 hours
  • When: Daily (all year) at 09:00 or 14:00
  • Price: £77.00 per person for 1 dive / £133.00 per person for 2 dives
  • Baptism Dive (DSD – Discover Scuba Diving): £87.00 per person

 

Notes

  • Transfers are included to Bom Bom Resort PADI Dive Centre for guests staying at Roça Sundy and Sundy Praia.
  • A dive certificate is required and must be shown to the excursion provider prior to diving.
  • Included: Diving equipment, wetsuit, water and towel.
  • Clients are recommended to bring their own mask and dive computer.
  • You will be accompanied by an English-speaking guide.
  • Minimum number of participants is 2 and the maximum is 5 people per guide.
  • The minimum age is 13 years.
  • Important: Diving will operate subject to weather and sea conditions. In the event that the diving is cancelled, if it is not possible to re-book locally, a full refund will be given on your return.
  • December to March is said to be a good time for diving, offering the best visibility for divers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biosphere Reserve

Part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves

Principe Island is part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, a global programme to foster the conservation of biological and cultural diversity, promoting economic and social development based on partnerships between people and nature, and encouraging green development options such as responsible tourism and training for eco-jobs. The aim is to contribute towards the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:

  1. No poverty
  2. Zero hunger
  3. Good health and well-being
  4. Quality education
  5. Gender equality
  6. Clean water and sanitation
  7. Affordable and clean energy
  8. Decent work and economic growth
  9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  10. Reduced inequalities
  11. Sustainable cities and communities
  12. Responsible consumption and production
  13. Climate action
  14. Life below water
  15. Life on land
  16. Peace and justice. Strong institutions
  17. Partnerships for the goals

A copy of the 2030 Sustainable development plan for the autonomous region of Principe can be found here

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