Bata, Equatorial Guinea
Bata is a port city in the Litoral Province of Equatorial Guinea. It lies on the Atlantic Ocean coast of Río Muni. The port is situated in north-western Equatorial Guinea boasting one of the deepest seaports in the region.
A clean charming, pretty town with wide streets, beautiful Spanish colonial buildings and a bustling atmosphere.
There are plenty bars, hotels, restaurants and a lot to do or see in town or nearby islands. The beaches north and south of Bata are some of the most beautiful strips of sand on the continent and it is fairly likely that you will have them all to yourself as mass tourism is something unheard of.
Bata has colonial charm and despite being a bustling city it is a safe and clean place to go.
Things to see and do
* The Promenade
* Freedom tower - by The Promenade, changes colours at night and has a revolving restaurant at the top
Mercado Grande, i.e. the Grand Central Market
* Palacio Africa (the presidential palace)
* Parliament Building
* Monte Alen National Park
Cruise Season - December to March
Currency - Central African Franc (CFA)
Language - Spanish and French
Population - 230,000
Electricity - 220 AC 50 Hz - plug types used are round pin attachment plug or round pin plug and receptacle with male grounding pin
Time - GMT +1
International Country Telephone Code - +240
Transport links - Bata Airport is located some way north of the city and only operates during the daytime and in good light.
Ferries sail to Malabo and Douala, among other destinations.
Bush taxis are available between Bata and Mongomo and Bata to Evinayong.
There are currently no companies offering car rental.