The beach near Malabo is a great place to get away from it all and relax.
Time to soak in the sun.
Located about six kilometers (3.7 miles) from Malabo (hence its name), this is one of the closest beaches to the capital. Any taxi driver can take you there for a few francs, though he may possibly drop you at the beginning of the foot path that runs to the beach to avoid the mud. This is one of those beaches that disappears at high tide; if you happen to arrive just then, don't worry: there is a small sandy clearing down the road. When the tide goes out, you will behold an essentially volcanic beach of fine black sand, with plenty of trees around (including a few coconut palms). The beach ends at a small river, where an old boat has been stuck for years.