Currently undergoing expansion to accommodate larger vessels to improve port operations. Exact docking locations may vary. The port is close to town.
Often there is a free shuttle bus to the Best Western Plus Atlantic. Internet is available at the hotel as well as drinks for purchase. There is a person arranging taxis outside the hotel. Taxis were $15usd/hour in the city and $10/hour per person for sites outside the city. The driver remains with you. No money changes hands until you return to the hotel where the organizer takes payment.
There are vendors at the port selling trinkets, magnets, shirts and carvings in US dollars.
The twin city of Sekondi-Takoradi was Ghana's first deepwater seaport and has prospered greatly. Still, the ambiance is rather laid-back, especially in the inviting beach areas. Monkey Hill, a tropical reserve for primates, lies in heart of city. Nearby Fort Orange was built by the Dutch in the 17th century and now serves as a lighthouse.
Visitors can observe a window into the natural world of Ghana at the Monkey Hill nature preserve located in the heart of the city.
Further afield join us as we look back at the tragic history of the Atlantic slave trade at Elmina Castle, the earliest known European structure in the tropics; built in 1482 by the Portuguese. Wander the ramparts of Cape Coast Castle and view villagers mending fishing nets and setting out to sea in painted fishing canoes.
Explore one of the Ghana’s last remaining tropical forests at Kakum National Park and walk through the verdant canopy.
Check out the ‘Artisan center' this is where you'll find a selection of Ghanaian souvenirs. ‘Takoraki Market' is another popular place to shop – be sure to haggle though to get the best price possible. You'll find anything from cuisine, electronics to local fashion here.
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