History and Facts

The history and facts about the chocolate island Annobón

  • Annobón is a chocolate island

    Annobón is a chocolate island

    No, it's not made out of chocolate

    Our story begins as many stories do in the most northeastern part of the tropical Atlantic Ocean between Cape Lopez in Gabon, north and west to Cape Palmas in Liberia, in the Gulf of Guinea. Here you find the chocolate islands, the largest of which are in a southwest-northeast chain, forming part of the Cameroon line of volcanoes, including Annobón, Corisco, Bobowasi, Bioko, São Tomé, Príncipe, and Elobey Grande and Elobey Chico, in no particular order. Read more…
  • Annobón is a volcanic island

    Annobón is a volcanic island

    Annobón island is formed by a volcano in the Cameroon line of volcanos rising from the sea floor out of the waters of the Gulf of Guinea. Some time ago the volcano erupted in a great explosion to form a caldera, or crater, where the top of volcano had been. Don’t worry, the volcano is extinct. Now the highest point is the peak, Quioveo, at the center of the island. The height is 598 meters (1,962 ft). Read more…