Malabo, Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea
The second largest city after Bata, Malabo is the capital of Equatorial Guinea, located on the northern coast of Bioko Island on the rim of a sunken volcano.
Malabo is known as an oil town, with high end expensive hotels and lots of oil platforms dotted around the harbour. Due to the oil industry, Malabo is a fairly cosmopolitan city with plenty of restaurants and bars to enjoy especially along the main street in town, Ave de la Independencia.
Things to see and do
* Catedral de Santa Isabel
* Universidad Nacional de Guinea Ecuatorial
* Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program
* Palacio de la Presidencia
Cruise Season - Dec-Feb
Currency - Franc (CFA)
Time - GMT plus 1
Language - Spanish and French
Land area - 25.9km2
Population - 155,963
Electricity - plug types used are round pin attachment plug or round pin plug and receptacle with male grounding pin
International Country Telephone Code - +240
Malabo International Airport serves Malabo. Several domestic and international carriers fly into Malabo.
The distances are very short making it very easy to move around the city on foot. Alternatively, buses and taxis are available.
Avis and Europcar rental cars are also available