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Hoq Cave
Hoq Cave

Hoq cave is relative easily accessible. It takes one hour and a half to climb to its entrance from the village. You will need to take a local guide. The route is not difficult, but tiresome.

Hoq Caves Attractions Trekking
Delisha Beach
Delisha Beach

It takes only half an hour to get to Delisha beach from Hadiboh. Tourists usually come here directly from the airport to have a swim and to walk along a big sand-dune.

Delisha Attractions Beach Sea
Homhil Plateau
Homhil Plateau

Homhil Plateau attracts tourists primarily by a combination of various kinds of trees growing at one place.

Homhil Attractions Dragon blood tree Bottle tree
Beach in Shuab Bay
Beach in Shuab Bay

You can get to Shuab Bay by boat from Qalansiyah village. In an hour and a half you will appear in a marvelous place of Socotra far from civilization.

Shuab Fish Attractions Beach
Detwah Lagoon -  the main beach of Socotra
Detwah Lagoon - the main beach of Socotra

Detwah Lagoon is definitely one of the most impressive places on the island coast. There is a camping site where you can stay for the night.

Detwah Attractions Camping Sea
Socotra’s roads
Socotra’s roads

A network of Socotra’s asphaltic roads continues expanding.

Development
Old log canoes
Old log canoes

Many Socotra’s old canoes made of African species of wood are in a quite a good state.

Sea History
Yemeni coffee on Socotra
Yemeni coffee on Socotra

In spite of the fact that Yemeni coffee is considered to be the best one in the world, Socotrans do not drink it. At best you will be offered NESCAFE that resembles natural Yemeni coffee only in color.

Coffee
Cascade waterfalls on Socotra
Cascade waterfalls on Socotra

In the eastern part of the island, far from the paths beaten by tourists, you can find cascade waterfalls in small gorges.

Trekking Canyons
Dutch Squadron in Socotra
Dutch Squadron in Socotra

During World War II Socotra was used as a basis for the Dutch squadron.

History
New Year & Birthday Celebration on Socotra
New Year & Birthday Celebration on Socotra

New Year & Our best friend's birthday celebration on Socotra

New Year Birthday
Socotra’s sand
Socotra’s sand

Socotra has plenty of sand. Besides big dunes and endless multikilometer beaches you can also admire fancy sand patterns here.

Erissel Photos
Fish on Socotra
Fish on Socotra

Everybody knows that Socotra’s inshore waters are full of various fish species.

Fish
Socotra’s Wild Beaches
Socotra’s Wild Beaches

Besides mountain areas Socotra has very beautiful desolate beaches.

Photos Trekking
Socotra’s secluded nooks
Socotra’s secluded nooks

Besides usual touristic places Socotra has a great many secluded nooks that are also worth visiting.

Trekking Mumi
Goats are nuisance animals for Socotra
Goats are nuisance animals for Socotra

The central plateau of the island is covered by cirque fields. Years ago they had dense vegetation, but it was eaten by goats.

Goats
Socotra’s parties
Socotra’s parties

The Socotrans are joyful and cheerful people. None of holidays goes without dances and playing the drum.

Music Hadiboh
NET wild beaches
NET wild beaches

NET wild beaches are the best place for romantic overnight stops. You can get here by boat of by foot through the mountain ridge from Shuab Bay (it will take you 3 hours).

Net Beach Photos
Hoq Cave
Hoq Cave

It will take you more than an hour to get to Hoq Cave following a mountain trail leading through round stones and bushes.

Hoq Caves Trekking
The most beautiful postal stamps issued for the Mahra Sultanate of Qishn and Socotra were the stamps devoted to Arab culture and folklore.
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