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About Malabo

Malabo is the largest city and the capital of Equatorial Guinea, and it is also a port city. Inhabitants’ sources of income are fishing, trade and tourism. Catedral de Santa Isabel is a big and interesting church in the city. You can see people gathering here at 10.00 on Sundays but you may get warned if you try to take a photo. Another church that should be seen is Iglesia de San Fernando. There is also La Casa Verde, a restored wooden building that is worth visiting.

Malabo has many restaurants of French, Asian, Chinese, Moroccan, European or local cuisines.People mostly consume grilled bananas, chicken and chili pepper. There are hotels for accomodation in the city, though night life is not very lively. There are also shops in Malabo where you can buy fabrics, clothes, woodwork and ceramics  indigenious to Africa.

Taking photographs at the airport or government buildings is strictly forbidden in Malabo, and you must be vaccinated against the threat of malaria before coming. Also, it is recommended to choose light clothings due to the hot weather of the city.

Transportation to Malabo City Center from Airport


Malabo International Airport

Malabo International Airport is about 9 kilometers from the city center. Passengers arriving at the airport can travel to the city center in about 15 minutes by taxi and other vehicles. Malabo International Airport offers direct flights to Paris the capital of France, and cities such as Addis Ababa, Madrid, Casablanca and Frankfurt.

Finding a taxi at the airport can be a bit difficult. Non-offical taxis in the region also operate and it is not easy to distinguish between them. At Malabo International Airport rental cars and private services can only be used by passengers who have booked in advance. Please remember that if you plan to use the services of hotels located in the city center for your transfer from the airport, you will need to book the service shuttle vehicles in advance.


Malabo is the the capital of Equatorial Guinea and also one of the largest cities and you can choose to take a taxi from the airport to the center. It is not always possible to find a taxi at the Malabo International Airport which is about 10 kilometers from the center. Therefore after leaving the airport terminal, you should check if there is a taxi first and if you do not see one, if you walk out to the road you can take a taxi from there. In the region you can see both official and non-official taxis. For a safer and more economical traveler, you should choose official taxis. If you have trouble finding a taxi at the airport, you can ask at the information desk in Malabo International Airport to call a taxi.

Rent a Car

It is possible to travel to the city center with one of the rental cars from Malabo International Airport. Passengers who want to rent a car in the area may call the rental car companies near Malabo and nearby and make a reservation. From Malabo International Airport to the center in a rental car the journey takes 10-15 minutes. You can use your rental car to travel to many destinations in and around Malabo city center. You can also rent a car from the rental offices in Malabo city center and at the end of your trip leave the car back at the office.

Hotel Services

Hotel services can also be preferred by passengers traveling from Malabo International Airport to the center. Also guests staying in some hotels can use the hotel shuttle service free of charge, thus reducing travel expenses for passengers. By using the hotel shuttle service you can bring your luggage comfortably and the journey time is about 10 minutes from Malabo International Airport to the center. Passenegers wishing to use the hotel shuttle services should contact the hotel where they will staying a few days in advance and inform them of arrival time to the airport and make a reservation.

Weather in Malabo

DayMin - Max
SundayMin 25ºC - Max 28ºC
MondayMin 25ºC - Max 27ºC
TuesdayMin 25ºC - Max 27ºC
WednesdayMin 25ºC - Max 27ºC
ThursdayMin 25ºC - Max 27ºC

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