Your stay at the Pestana Equador hotel has a unique particularity: days and nights are equally long, so you can have fun and rest in equal measure. During the day, there are many
nature activities available. With
aquarobics classes in the pool for those who want to work out by the bar.
You can do some
sport fishing or
big game fishing at the Pestana Equador. With no booking required, depending on weather conditions and the knowledge of local guides, you can be sure that there is a tuna or grouper at the end of your fishing line. It is also possible to arrange
night boat trips throughout the year. During the
turtles nesting season, you can go on an absolutely delightful trip to the most sought-after
beaches used for this purpose and marvel at the return of the giant tortoises and leatherback sea turtles.
Jacques Cousteau had his marine life observation base here and he defined the São Tomé sea as the most interesting area in the world to
study and observe marine life.
There are also three essential trails to explore the islet by foot. The best way to stay fit and feel good throughout your vacation is to use the daylight hours to discover true geographical treasures. The
Red Trail takes you on a journey do discover the local viewpoints - the legends of which are well worth knowing; the mango, papaya, banana and guava plantations; going up to the Equator Landmark and simultaneously straddle the
two hemispheres; and
end the tour with a swim in the idyllic and peaceful Café beach. Don't forget to bring sports shoes, a bottle of water and a bathing suit to cool off whenever the opportunity arises. The
Green Trail takes you a journey to know the other side of the islet,
Joana beach and
Ponta Cabra beach, in addition to the
caves; while the
Blue Trail takes you to the
lighthouse, right in the center of the islet.
Book a massage at the
Ossobô spa. Set in a small hut with a treatment room opening onto
Santo Antonio beach, be inspired by the slow rolling of the waves, which complements the relaxing effects of your massage. Whether you choose one of the
relaxation massages based on energizing and invigorating natural rosemary oils, or go for one of the
signature-massages that make you feel as if you have a new body, we're sure that this moment of peace by the sea will be an unforgettable experience.
This place is all about
diving. With excellent spots like
Seven Stones and São Miguel, where
hammerhead sharks, whales, dolphins, barracudas and other large creatures move; with 100 feet visibility and an average 28 °C; with no major currents but with huge walls and caves demand different technical skills; the diving experience is a rich and exciting adventure for even the most experienced divers. There are shallower areas for beginners, with an enormous variety of species, where the presence of turtles
and barracudas is guaranteed. In just five days you can take 10-12 dives and explore all the areas in the
deep blue abyss. The sunken
Equator Landmark is also an underwater must-see..
If you are not a diver yet, you can take your maiden dive or get your first level certificate in the pool for free. The use of kayaks to paddle around is also free of charge. Ask about the safest areas and explore the islet from a different point of view. You can ask for a
jet ski, and boat trips circling the island are a great way to see the deserted coves that you can later explore on foot. And you can always stop the boat at Chinha Bay and do some snorkeling in incredibly beautiful places.