Cotonou overview

Cotonou is the commercial capital of Benin and stands as the busiest city in the country due to the bustling activities that characterize it as the most vibrant city as well.

The city serves a couple of functions to the states and holds major states offices as well as the state parliament. It is a commercial center and also an industrial heart of Benin.
Cotonou is vibrant and the nightlife in this particular city can never be boring, what with multiple restaurants and hotels as well as gaming and casinos.

You can go shopping at various shopping complexes, spread out in the vast of this city. Here you can get end of trip souvenirs and much more.

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  • Weekend in Cotonou, Benin Republic 3 Days/ 2 Nights
    Weekend in Cotonou, Benin Republic 3 Days/ 2 Nights

    Weekend in Cotonou, Benin Republic 3 Days/ 2 Nights

    Welcome to an unforgettable Weekend Experience in the beautiful, adventurous city called Cotonou. Day 1 • Our team welcomes you aboard at Seme border and transfer you in an Air-Conditioned bus • Depart for Benin Royal Hotel and enjoy our Welcome Cocktail • Get some rest and experience Dinner with some traditional dance performance Day 2 • After breakfast, we depart for the famous Ganvie to explore the much talked about village on water • Lunch and departure for Ouidah • Drive through the Slave route, stop by at the Python Temple, then continue to the Gate of no Return • Depart for Paradise island by boat • Come back to Cotonou and Spa • Enjoy a dancing party over dinner Day 3 • Breakfast and departure to Dantokpa market • Lunch and departure at the Seme border at 2pm P.S.: The rate above N196,000 is for an individual WHILE the rate for a couple is N378,000   NOTE: Rates, and Itineraries are subject to change due to availability and without notice. Amount stated is per person for a double occupancy (2 persons in a room)   Cancellation and Refund Policy:
    • 1 month before travel date, there will be a full payment refund minus bank charges.
    • 2 weeks before travel date, 50% charges will be made.
    • Less than 2 weeks to travel date, 100% charges will be made.
    Terms and Conditions apply!

must see in Cotonou

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Looking forward to visiting a West African port city? Cotonou is simply the place to be. Aside the city’s pristine beaches, Fondation Zinsou (an African Arts & Culture Gallery) is also a fascinating place to visit. This is a contemporary gallery specializing in modern arts by Benin artists, where exhibitions are constantly showcased. Visitors also love to check out the Artisanal market, also known as the arts and craft centre of Cotonou. This is an expansive market where high quality souvenirs are sold in various stalls and at different prices, depending on the buyer’s bargaining power. Don’t leave Cotonou without taking that magical boat ride to Babs Dock. It’s a beautiful paradise for relaxation, kayaking, boat ride and great food. Other great sites to see include the Cotonou Cathedral, the Ancient Pont Bridge, the Boulevard St. Michel and the Grand Marché de Dantokpa

Food and Drinks in Cotonou

Standard meals like rice, wheat, beans, chicken, grills, and a variety of seafood can be enjoyed at the local restaurants as well as the upscale ones. Travellers can also treat themselves to the best of Morrocan, Thai, Sushi, French, Indian and other intercontinental dishes served in the city’s various outlets. Beer, wine and spirits are always readily available.

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