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About The West Coast

The West Coast of Ghana is out of the ordinary... Where else will you find beaches, rivers, lagoons, crocodile ponds, forests, plantations, stilt village, forts, and rich ethnic culture, all in an area the size of a large town?

Ghana West Coast offers a 172-kilometre coastline of sandy beaches (some safe for swimming and surfing) lined with coconut-palm, merging seamlessly with mangrove vegetation, high evergreen forest reserves, diverse wildlife, and a people whose vibrant culture you can sample in the fishing villages, and whose history has left behind world heritage sites. This is the land of the hospitable Nzema and Ahanta ethnic groups.

This multidimensional tourism destination area occupies the coastal part of Ghana’s Western Region, from the west of Takoradi up to the Ivory Coast. This is the most luxuriant part of Ghana, which, in spite of centuries of logging, still has the greatest number of forest reserves. This is also the region with the highest average rainfall (with an average of 1,600mm of rain deluging this part of the country yearly).

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