ÎLES DE LOS, or loose islands. are a small archipelago off Conakry, the capital of Guinea. The name is derived from the Portuguese: Ilhas dos los Idolos or "Island of the Idols". The 6 islands are best known for their beaches and forested interiors. They provide protection for the port of Conakry. The group are of volcanic origin and are covered with palm trees.
(GUINEA) officially the Republic of Guinea is a country in West Africa. Formerly known as French Guinea, it is today sometimes called Guinea-Conakry to distinguish it from its neighbor Guinea-Bissau and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.