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What to do in Gabon: country with its National Surfing Team?

Gabon, located on the west coast of Central Africa. Believe it or not, despite being in Africa, Gabon has a national surfing team!

Embarking on our journey through history, Gabon is a democratic republic, known for its vast natural riches, but also for the sociopolitical challenges it faces. Still, this country has its own charm that leaves no one indifferent.

Regarding tourist attractions, there are several that you need to know. Loango National Park is a spectacle in itself with its vast biodiversity. In Libreville, the capital, it is possible to appreciate the colonial architecture and visit the Mont-Bouët market, one of the largest in Central Africa. Also be sure to visit Akanda National Bird Park, Point Denis and Ivindo National Park.

Now, let's get to the point, you must be wondering how money works there, right? The local currency is the CFA franc. The official language is French, but many African languages are also spoken in the country. And for us Brazilians, it is necessary to have a visa to visit Gabon.

In socioeconomic terms, Gabon is one of the most prosperous countries in Sub-Saharan Africa due to oil and mineral exploration. However, income inequality is a critical issue in the country, something that is also reflected in its politics. We were in Gabon after passing through Equatorial Guinea and used the intercontinental airline CEIBA to arrive.


But going back to the curiosity of our title, you must be wondering how surfing became popular in a country like Gabon, right? Well, with its paradisiacal beaches and perfect waves, Gabon has attracted surfers from all over the world and has even hosted international competitions in the sport!

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