Lonely Planet World Guide | Destination Equatorial Guinea | Introduction "Equatorial Guinea's main problem could also be its biggest advantage. A very poor country with a largely stagnant economy, about the only attraction aside from the beach is the many bars that you'll find on almost every corner of every village and town. While this is potentially disastrous, it is the underdeveloped, backwater feel - combined with the opportunity to party with the locals - that appears to attract adventurous visitors." - I never even knew this country existed before.