Praia Jalé

Swimming, snorkeling and turtles watching


Jalé Beach is an absolute paradise. This beach is located on the southern edge of the Sao Tome island, where giant sea turtles lay their eggs in the sand every morning. Here you have the opportunity to spend the night on the guarded beach, staying in small huts that have no electricity. The beach guards can be asked to wake you up in the morning so you can watch the extraordinary spectacle from close up. From the deserted palm-lined beach to the chance to see both nesting mother turtles and newly hatched baby sea turtles, you will never want to leave.


Jalé Ecolodge is a small and very rustic ecolodge on the southern tip of Sao Tome island. The lodge has a project to encourage the survival chances of the turtles who nest on these remote beaches, and if visiting at the right time of year it may be possible to see the staff releasing the young hatchlings into the sea early in the morning.

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