12 Instagrammable places in Malabo

12 Instagrammable places in Malabo

Kanan Isazade19 November 20201553 views9 min. read
12 Instagrammable places in Malabo

Whose profile has the most liked Instagram photo? Today thousands of people spend most of their lives on social media, and one of the most popular social platforms is Instagram. Undoubtedly, we can say that social media is an undividable part of our daily life. An instance of the most popular content which users like to share on Instagram is photos from different cities that they have visited. Every year thousands of people travel around the world just for posting it. An example of those destinations which attract vacationists from all over the world is Malabo. Maloba is the capital and one of the most visited cities of Equatorial Guinea. Many people have a dream to travel to Malabo. If you want it, then you are in the right place. In this blog, you will learn that where is Malabo, how to spend time in Malabo, Instagrammable places in Malabo, and more.

Where is Malabo?

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As we mentioned above, Malabo is the capital of Equatorial Guinea. It is located in the north of Bioko. There are more than 297,000 citizens live in this city. Spanish is the most used language in the city. (Spanish is the official language of the country). Besides, there are some native Portuguese and French residents, too. In the south-west, you can find the city hospital, and in the West, 9 km away from the city centre, you can find the Malabo International Airport. In most cases, the temperature is quite warm and changes between 20-35 °C. The highest temperatures occur between January and April.

After getting some basic facts about the city, it is time to learn Instagrammable places and the most attractive places to visit in Malabo.

1. Arena Blanca

arena blanca

An exotic beach in Malabo, also known as Arena De Playa, will make your journey unforgettable. This white-sand beach with crystal clear water is just 1 hour away from the city centre. As in other beaches, there are plenty of activities for guests. Besides diving, swimming, playing beach volleyball, you can participate in parties. Moreover, this place is one of the best places to visit in Malabo for couples who want to spend a romantic honeymoon.

2. St. Elizabeth's Cathedral

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Another example of the best places to go in Malabo is St. Elizabeth's Cathedral. This cathedral is the largest church in the country and was built in 1897 during Spanish colonization. St. Elizabeth's Cathedral is one of the favourite places of tourists in Malabo because it is very calm and peaceful. The church is very close to the harbour. So, it gives a chance to catch two outstanding views just in a single photo. Additionally, it has a mesmerizing interior and exterior architectural design, which makes this place excellent for photo lovers.

3. The Malabo National Park

malabo national park

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When you search for Malabo places to visit on the internet, without any doubt, you will see The Malabo National Park. Park is big enough, and the total area is almost 870,000 square meters. You can spend a wonderful vacation and take a lot of pictures here. Restaurants, sports areas, children's areas, green spaces, an art gallery, and more are available. Furthermore, you can have short trips with boats and jet skies. The Government gives great importance to safety issues, so more than 30 people are responsible for the safety of visitors. Another reason which makes this park one of the most attractive places to go in Malabo is the location between the airport and the city. It means that you will not face any transportation issues. No doubt, if you post a photo in this park, it will be your most liked Instagram photo.

4. Iladyi or Ilachi Waterfalls


Another area that can be an example of charming places to go in Malabo is the Ilachi waterfalls. It is positioned a little bit away from the city center, but there are many available tour companies which can be useful. The waterfall falls about 250 meters from the canyon, and this is the largest waterfall in the country. Hiking in the jungle will last nearly 1-2 hours, depending on your pace. You will be able to enjoy a spectacular view of the environment, and you will have a chance to take some images. But we should mention that travel to Malabo Ilachi waterfalls is quite expensive. You will need to pay something around 180 USD.

5. Iglesia de San Fernando

One of the Instagrammable places to visit in Malabo is another Catholic church in Malabo, but not well-known as St. Elizabeth's Cathedral. Mostly, visitors go there before the advice of local people. Most people agree that this cathedral is not so attractive from the exterior, but when you get inside, the harmony of architectural design and pictures will charm you. Locals love this church because there are not only illustrations about Catholics but also about the local community. The church is not so big, so 10 minutes of visiting will be enough, but it will be worth that ten minutes.

6. Spanish Cultural Centre in Malabo

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Are you looking for somewhere to spend an exciting time in Malabo? Then The Spanish Cultural Centre in Malabo is for you. Where is Malabo Spanish Cultural Centre? It is located between the airport and the historical part of Malabo. It is interesting to note that this centre is one of the largest cultural centres in Equatorial Guinea and one of the most favourite Instagrammable places of tourists who decide to travel to Malabo. Till the 2003 name was the Hispanic-Guinean Cultural Centre. The main aim is to support local artists and intellectuals, cooperation between cultures, and more. Also, they create a workplace for young who are interested in games, music, and theatre. Another aim of this cultural centre is to support gender equality. If you add this place to your vacation plan, you will not be sorry.

7. Pico Basile

volcano in equatorial guinea

Pico Basile is the tallest mountain of Equatorial Guinea by 3,011 meters. Three large basaltic volcanoes form the island. The highest point of the mountain is used for broadcast transmitting stations by RTVGE (Radio Television Guinea Ecuatorial). Further, Pico Basile National Park, which is the largest national park in the country, is located here, and the total area of the park is 300 square kilometres. There are plenty of things to capture on camera, like rare animals, volcanoes, trees, and more. Even if you are not very good at taking Instagram pictures, don't worry. The beauty of nature will make everything instead of you. If you search for Malabo places to visit for nature lovers, you will see this place in the top 10.

8. Museum of Modern Art Equatorial Guinea. The mix of contemporary and traditional art

One of the best-loved things of foreign visitors is museums, and if you want to learn about the art of Africa, you can visit the Museum of Modern Art Equatorial Guinea. It is the Museo de Arte Moderno de Guinea Ecuatorial in the local language. In this museum, you will be able to increase your knowledge about African culture, their art, belief, and more. This museum is unique because of displaying a mix of traditional and modern art. You can collect valuable memories by taking a snapshot or recording a video. Without any doubt, at least one of them will be the most liked Instagram photo of your profile.

9. SIPOPO Congress Center

Another example of Instagrammable places is The SIPOPO Congress Center. Construction of this building finished in 2011, and the result is unbelievable. The centre has an outstanding architectural design. It seems much more impressive at night. During that time in Malabo, The SIPOPO Congress Center is excellent for photo taking. The exterior architecture style, lighting, the pool, and trees around will form an exceptional view for you.

10. National University of Equatorial Guinea

child at school

Maybe, some of you are interested in education in Malabo. That is why we would like to mention the National University of Equatorial Guinea. This university has a stunning campus just outside the city centre, but it is not so far away. You can reach that point by car merely in 20 minutes. This university is the best in the whole country, but in the world ranking, they are in 11,076. Even if you are not interested in studying here, you can take a glance.

11. Football fans would like to see it

estadio de bata

As you know, this state is not very competitive at football, but still, we would like to mention Malabo Stadium, which was one of the host stadiums of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. Also, in 2008 Women's African Nations Football cup final was held here. More than 5 teams from the local championship play their games in this stadium. Of course, it is evident that this stadium is below European standards, but it would be fun to be there and see the match atmosphere.

12. Mesmerizing Colonial buildings

mesmerizing colonial buildings

If you are interested in colonial structures, then you will not be bored in this country. As this territory was the colony of the Spanish empire, there are many buildings from that era. Some of them, which we can consider among Malabo places to visit, are The Presidential Palace and Palace of Justice of Malabo. Both of them have an excellent view and architectural style.

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