Most Ghanaian banks have full-service branches in Takoradi, with ATM, VISA, money transfer, currency exchange and other facilities. Barclays, Ecobank and Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB) also have full-service branches at Elubo. There is a branch of GCB at Axim, with money transfer facilities. Western Union is also available at branches of Ahantaman Rural Bank.
You are likely to find internet access in the more developed towns such as Busua and Axim, and at the high-end accommodation facilities. With a sophisticated mobile phone, you can easily access the internet, so long as there is good coverage from your mobile telecommunications provider.
Stations for Car Fuel
There are fuel stations in Takoradi, Agona, Axim junction, Esiama, Aiyinase, and Elubo.
Some communities do not have mobile telephone network coverage.
For tourist information, contact the Western Region office of the Ghana Tourist Board:
Ghana Tourist Board
3rd floor, SIC Building
Box TD781, Takoradi
Tel: +233 (0)31 22357 (business hours)
Click to visit the Ghana Tourism website for more travel tips
Ghana West Coast falls within the typical tropical climate of warm to hot and rainy, with sunny intervals. However, because the area gets high amounts of rainfall, the nights (and sometimes the days) can be relatively cool, especially during the rainy seasons (May-July and September-October). Temperatures range from 22°c at nightfall to 34°c during the day. Generally, weather and season variations do not affect the range of tourism activities available – these tend to remain constant all year round.