Discovering a country in West Africa: Côte d'Ivoire

The African continent is one of the most exciting parts of the world. Indeed, every corner of this wonderful continent is full of important assets in the tourism sector. This article takes you on a tour of one of these wonderful countries. It is indeed the Ivory Coast, a country in the western part of the continent.

Geographical Presentation of Côte d’Ivoire

Côte d’Ivoire is one of the member countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). It lies between Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Liberia and the Atlantic Ocean. Its population in 2020 is 26,378,274 and it covers a territory of 322,462 km2. The city of Yamoussoukro is often considered its administrative capital and Abidjan its economic capital. It has a varied culture and several national languages, although French remains the official language. Côte d’Ivoire is recognised by the world as the leading cocoa producing country. Their economy is kept alive largely by the export of this product. Tourism is also among the most promising sectors in Côte d’Ivoire.

The most attractive tourist sites in Côte d’Ivoire

From Abidjan, Daloa, San Pedro, Yamoussoukro… the cities of Côte d’Ivoire present a great tourist asset. Here are some of these tourist sites.
Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro: the extent (130 hectares) and the beauty of this basilica make it the most visited place in Yamoussoukro.
Cascade de Man: This waterfall is the reason why many tourists come to this region.
Marahoué National Park: Existing since 1968 and covering an area of 101,000 hectares, this park is full of several species of fauna and flora.
Grand-Bassam: It is the most popular beach in Côte d’Ivoire. Not only does it attract nationals, it also attracts foreigners and internationals, so you can try to make a visit.