This is one of the least visited countries in the world by international tourists. Why people seem to have forgotten about this gorgeous two-island nation, Africa’s second-smallest, is unclear. It may be because its economic collapse after it gained independence from Portugal in 1975. STP. located on the Equator in the Gulf of Guinea, is another perfect destination for eco-tourists, who want to explore the jungle. Have fun on eccentric beaches, spend time snorkeling, fishing, and birdwatching.