Sekondi-Takoradi overview

Sekondi-Takoradi, also known as the Twin City, is Ghana’s third largest city. Situated in the western region of the country, Sekondi-Takoradi has over the years been a strategic industrial and commercial port city contributing significantly to Ghana’s GDP. It is the country’s first deep water seaport and was built in 1928.

Sekondi-Takoradi is home to a number of beaches, resorts, markets and agricultural plantations that stretch into miles making it a tourist destination of sorts.

The ever lively and bustling twin city can be accessed via bus travel from Accra several times a day; while the only airport in the city is the military air base where flights to Accra occur frequently. Moving around within the city is hassle free as public buses, taxis and car hires are available at every point in time. Local and continental dishes, as well as drinks of every category are offered at choice outlets within the city. From dishes such as beef with pistachio oil and raspberry vinegar to smoked black peppered prawns in a fusion sauce, dining in the Twin City is certainly a tourist delight. Accommodation in the city is also superb at a range of standard and luxury hotels that fit the traveler’s budget at any given time.

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Despite the seemingly laid back nature of Sekondi-Takoradi, there are a surprising number of beaches, historical and cultural relics as well as other tourism sights to explore. These include the sandy Paradise Beach, Sports Club, Railway Museum, Sekondi Historic District, Takoradi Fort Orange and the Whin River and Lagoon. Travellers will be thrilled to also see Nzulezo and Kojokuma; they are two stilt villages built on a lake worth seeing. The high point of any tourism in the Twin City is the Kundum Festival, a colourful and historic annual festival that continually lives up to expectation, leaving memorable impressions in the minds of visitors for a long time to come.
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Food and Drinks in Sekondi-Takoradi

Banku and Tilapia, Spaghetti, Salad, Yam Wedges. Restaurants are open round every day from 9am to midnight. Local dishes to try include “fante kenkey” with fried fish and hot pepper; while “pitoo” and palm wine are available local drinks to enjoy.

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