Claudio Corallo Chocolate Factory

This is not a restaurant, not a hang out spot, or a café, but it’s definitely a place to go to if you would like to taste the best chocolate in the world. Chaudio Corallo’s Chocolate Factory in Sao Tome and Principe offers tours for you to see the process and to taste indeed true chocolate. I got to taste a cocoa bean, and so many types of chocolate. And fact guys, the chocolate we eat is really not the real chocolate; what we eat is very processed, has too much sugar and loses the great taste of the cocoa. At the Claudio Corallo’s Chocolate Factory kids are very welcomed, we can smash the cocoa beans and taste so many types of chocolate. I tasted 3 Loucuras, Esferas, Ubric, and so much more. My aunt Pirry bought coffee and a bunch of chocolate with orange, mint, and Ginger flavor for me to bring to the US. I love it and if you want to taste some you can order it from the official Claudio Corallo’s web site.

The Kritic says:

  • 4 ½ starts:
    • You learn a lot about cocoa and taste so many types of chocolates.
    • Kids are very welcomed and there are things for us to do.
    • The factory is a cool place to visit.
    • The price of the tour is very affordable, the only thing is that the guide talks a lot.

Café Parque

Parents in or planning to visit Sao Tome and Principe,

Want to know where is the spot to take your kids? Here it is – Café Park. Talk about fun! This place is a new spot in the island. It is located inside the city’s Popular Park on the back side.

They transformed a bus into a movie theater, with popcorn, cotton candy, and other cool stuff. They have a place where you can race toy cars, race with small bikes, pretend you are actually driving a car, eat cotton candy, swing, take pictures with the Incredibles, and eat delicious food.

From hot dogs to traditional dishes, Café Park has it all. I first ordered my normal tosta mista and sumol maracuja, but Mom and her friend, Djamila, ordered gizzards and conch (búzio do mar), it tasted so good I licked my fingers. The only things you must keep in mind is that service is very slow, we waited long to pay our bill. Also, if you are younger than 12 years old, you can’t go inside the racetrack with the driving simulator, what was actually a bummer, since is just a simulator, you are not actually driving. But Mom and Djamila explained to me why I couldn’t do it. Because of all that, they got four starts, and that’s that ladies and gents.

The Kritic says:

  • 4 Starts
    • The food was delicious
    • The employees were great, but service was very slow
    • Sao Tome money is complicated, but I guess the prices were alright. Mom kept ordering things, which means it wasn’t expensive
    • They had so much entertainment for kids and adults that the place is absolutely awesome
    • The place was clean and had no mosquitoes