São Tomé and Príncipe is a small island country in West Africa. About 1000 square kilometers is the area of the two islands that make up this country. Islands have over 210,000 inhabitants, who are mainly engaged in the production of cocoa, coffee, copra, and palm kernels. Tourism is in fast development, large resorts are being built, and ecotourism is flourishing on an unspoiled Principe. Until 1975, São Tomé and Príncipe was a Portuguese colony, which left a cultural mark, primarily in the form of an official language. The country has stumbled economically after gaining independence, but now it is taking large steps forward it is considered one of the most beautiful and safest African countries.