TOURISM IN CENTRAL REGION
Your visit to Ghana wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Central Region which is known to be the heart beat of Ghana’s tourism. From the coastal plains in the south to the rolling forested hills of the north, the Central Region is a visual feast for the tourist. More than just physical beauty, the region provides an intimate view of the Ghanaian culture.
It is within the Central Region that you will discover the true lifestyle of the Ghanaian
people embedded in the bustling fishing communities, historic forts and castles, ‘posuban’ shrines, vibrant markets and colourful festivals. Approximately two hours drive west of Accra, Cape Coast, the capital of the Central Region is well prepared for your visit with classified accommodation and catering units, established tour operators, efficient transportation and a whole host of activities for you to enjoy.
The Central Region was historically part of the Western Region until 1970 when it was carved out just before the 1970 Population Census. It occupies an area of 9,826 square kilometers or 4.1 per cent of Ghana’s land area, making it the third smallest in area after Greater Accra and Upper East Regions. The region was the first to make contact with the Europeans.
Its capital, Cape Coast, was also the capital of the Gold Coast until 1877, when the capital was moved to Accra.
TOURISTS SITES IN THE REGION
Cape Coast Castle, Elmina
Elmina Castle, Elmina
Fort Saint Jago, Elmina
Fort Williams, Cape Coast
Fort Victoria, Cape Coast
Fort Vredenburgh (English Fort), Komenda
Fort Coenraadsburg, Elmina
Fort Amsterdam, Abandze
Fort Lisdzaamhied (Patience), Apam
Fort Good Hope, Senya Bereku
Brenu Beach, Brenu Akyinim
Kakum National Park, Abrafo
Assin Manso Slave River, Assin Manso
Muni-Pomadze Site, Winneba
International Stingless Bee Centre, Abrafo
White Sands Spa and Beach Resort, Gomoa Fetteh
Hans Cottage Botel, Cape Coast
Ostrich Farm, Efutu-Mampong
The Fishermen’s Market, Elmina
The 19th Century Dutch Cemetery, Elmina
Posuban Shrine, Mankessim
Ceramic Pottery, Winneba
Gold Coast Millitary Cemetary, Cape Coast
Eguafo-Dumpow Eco-Heritage Site, Eguafo