Raw. Lush. Small, but complex. One world's least-visited countries. Made up of three islands total, São Tomé is the largest, and where the majority of the country's surf is-that is, surf that has been accessed.
Visiting São Tomé now, colonial remnants continue to age under lush jungle and dramatic peaks, but it’s the beauty of gestures steeped in tradition that are impossible not to notice. The songs echoing from the washing that takes place in the river, the rhythmic chanting from the people dancing in the dusty streets. Vibrant colors against dramatic backdrops, welcoming grins and an easy warmth—this is São Tomé.