Today, I took a drive to “Punta Hermosa.” That means “Beautiful Point” in Spanish. It’s located about a 30 min drive East of Malabo on the North East tip of Bioko Island. The area is undergoing some major construction, a conference center, a hospital, a new Sofitel Hotel are being built and the jungle is being cleared along the coast to make way for a beach. Punta Hermosa is going to be a first class tourist destination when it’s complete in the next year. Equatorial Guinea will host the African Union Summit in the Summer of 2011 and “Punta Hermosa” will be the center-piece of a long list of improvements!
The above picture shows the conference center in the background and the dredge boat working on the beach.
The above picture is taken from the other direction, a few Equato-guineans seem to be enjoying the new beach!