In the sweet city of Abidjan, there are many places to relax and enjoy the exceptional surroundings. If you want to take a dip in a swimming pool with a view of the coconut trees, then head on over to Boulay Beach Resort or Coconut Grove Lodge. If you are more of a nature lover, then the Kafolo Lagoon or the Bingerville Botanical Garden will not disappoint you, with their free roaming animals and multiple outdoor activities.
Facebook Group: Randonnées Côte d’Ivoire
Would you like to discover the surroundings of Abidjan and enjoy the natural beauty it has to offer? In the Facebook group Randonnées Côte d’Ivoire (or in English: “Hiking Côte d’Ivoire“) you will find some of the organised excursions and tours available in Abidjan and its surroundings. Here you’ll find hikes over beautiful landscapes, bucolic boat rides, trips through national parks just waiting to be discovered and much more. Offering you a unique way to experience Côte d’Ivoire and meet its inhabitants.
What better way to escape the urban city heat than to hide away at Hotel Particulier? Situated in the heart of the Cocody commune, this hotel offers a unique atmosphere for anybody looking for a moment of tranquility: a superb outdoor swimming pool and a cosy terrace where time finally seems to stand still. To take experience even further, their concept store is ready to offer you handcrafted products and natural cosmetics. You’ll come out feeling more relaxed than ever.
Nestled away on an island full of plants, Kafolo Lagoon is the perfect place for those looking for a little adventure. There’s a wide range of activities to choose from, including guided tours of the wildlife park to a boat trip on the lagoon, as well as tree climbing and zip lining. If you feel like taking the adventure one step further, you can stay overnight in one of the bungalows on stilts. By the way, the restaurant serves delicious cuisine with African and European flavours on the menu.
Just outside Abidjan, the Bingerville botanical garden (or in French: Le jardin botanique de Bingerville) is an oasis in the heart of the city. This beautiful setting is a real treat for those wanting to take a stroll, whether with family or friends. You’ll be able to take advantage of the immense lawns to have a picnic or simply take a nap in the shade of the large tree-lined paths. The botanical garden has been designed to preserve plants of various kinds and offers a sublime collection of greenery that one can’t help but marvel at.
Located on île Boulay (translated as Boulay Island), this hotel and its dream-like setting are perfect for an afternoon with friends or a romantic getaway. Here, you can relax in a canopy next to the lavish pool. If you start feeling a little hungry, that feeling won’t last for long thanks to the hotel’s restaurant, which offers a tasty menu and fruity cocktails. Once its night-time, enjoy the pool party with the city’s best DJs.
The Coconut Grove Lodge is a true haven for those seeking peace and quiet. You can spend the afternoon basking in the beauty of the landscape and the relaxing atmosphere of the hotel. From the private beach to the pool overlooking the lagoon, it won’t be difficult to take a nice, quiet swim. The hotel also offers outdoor activities such as canoeing and horse riding. This place is a treasure.