Night Life In Equatorial Guinea

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When choosing where to study abroad, the nightlife is not usually the reason for making that choice. This is true until you step into Equatorial Guinea! When the sun goes down the country turns into streets of light and glamor. May students here find the country to be so addictive when it comes to its nightlife from the peripherals into the intrinsically eclectic streets! After a stressful day, you will indeed need a strong refresher and Equatorial Guinea is ‘no short’ of that!

Bars and Pubbing in Equatorial Guinea

Bars and pubs make the country’s nightlife lively, but they can only be found in major cities, particularly in Bata and Malabo. Some of the best are in hotels, such as Complejo El Caribe Hotel (Carretara del Aeropuerto, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea), whose discotheque is freely available for guests.

Another notable dance venue in the country is Discoteca Le Select (Malabo, Equatorial Guinea). Bahia Club (Hotel Bahia Club, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea) is strategically located near Malabo Port, and it is a great place to enjoy a few drinks while listening to live music.

Visitors to Bata, a lively town in Equatorial Guinea can also find a range of bars and clubs in the second major city. The city may seem quiet and peaceful during the day, but it comes alive late at night with a good selection of nightlife venues. Hotel Millennium (Bata, Equatorial Guinea) is home to one of the best discos here, especially for foreigners.

Dining and Cuisine in Equatorial Guinea

Like bars and pubbing, Equatorial Guinea’s food is best experienced in the major towns. Most of the restaurants are in Malabo, the capital, and they serve a range of international dishes, including Moroccan, French, Chinese, and Italian. Bata’s restaurants have these, too, along with some local and Spanish fares. Foreigners are expected to tip 10 to 15 percent unless there’s already a service charge included.

Bar le Paris is ranked among the best places to dine in the capital because it is welcoming to foreigners. It boasts a good international menu with Thai, Italian, Chinese, and Manchurian treaties.

American desserts like apple pie and banana splits are also available. For themed dining, Paris Gastro is recommended which has a tropical backdrop of palm trees and the sea along with makossa vibes and traditional soukous tunes. Specialties include fresh crayfish, oysters, prawns, crab, and lobsters.

For a mix of meat and fish, Africana is the go-to restaurant. It has local specialties like African tea (osang), chucku-chucku, bitalif soup and mendjaa, which is highly recommended. Hotel Sofitel in EG is home to a café that serves French cuisine if you'd prefer something recognizable.

The country has a wide range of night-time entertainment to suit everyone's taste. It’s possible to dine in a fine restaurant or relax after a hard day in one of the many coffee shops and then go on to a theatre or nightclub or watch movies at the local cinemas in the cities.



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