Ivory Coast is a Western African country bordered by Liberia and Ghana, just south of Burkina Faso and Mali. It boasts a stunning coastline that stretches over 200 miles and offers tourists a wide range of activities. The country has two capitals, Yamoussoukro and Abidjan, which is also the largest city. One of the larger coastal countries in the region, Ivory Coast is an excellent mix of modern and traditional below we mention the best places to visit in ivory coast.

Here are just some of the amazing sites Ivory Coast has to offer…

Banco National Park

One of the most beautiful natural rainforests in the world, Banco National Park is perfect for research, education, and leisure. Though the area and its species remain threatened, conversation efforts have gone a long way in recent years. Enjoy a hike or guided tour and see birds, primates, and all manner of exotic wildlife.

St. Paul Cathedral:

A Roman Catholic cathedral located in the city of Abidjan, St. Paul was designed by Italian architect Aldo Spirito. A true work of art, this stunning church is visited by thousands of people every year, be they believers or merely eager to appreciate its beauty.

Le Plateau :

Le Plateau is absolutely stunning and one of the best places to visit in Ivory Coast. and it just so happens to be surrounded by water. At the center of the area, you’ll find St. Paul Cathedral. However, you can also enjoy Le Musée des Civilisations de Côte d’Ivoire, take in a football match at Stade Félix Houphouët Boigny, or enjoy one of many eateries.

Jardin Botanique de Binjerville:

Discover plants, insects, reptiles, and even small mammals from the heart of the city. Essentially a garden dating back to the colonial era, the shady paths and floral displays offer a perfect break from the busy city.

Playce-Marcory :

This ultra-modern mall features name-brand stores and countless products of all types. From clothing and shoes to beauty shops, hairdressers, and more, you can pamper yourself and enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants.

Musee des Civilisations de cote d’Ivoire:

This is the perfect place to take in the history of the Ivory Coast. Founded back in 1942, this museum boasts some 1.5 million objects, including archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, photographs, and contemporary art. From statues and masks to musical instruments and costumes, each display is nothing short of fascinating.

Treichville :

One of Abidjan’s ten communes, Treichville is considered the city’s primary shopping district. From traditional African bazaars to upscale Farmer’s markets, you can find everything from food and textiles to clothing, souvenirs, and jewelry.

Zoo Nationale d’Abidjan :

Abidjan’s zoo is the perfect place to visit with the family. Kids especially love the crocodile area. However, if you’re visiting Ivory Coast, pretty much every animal will be new to you

Grande Mosquee du Plateau

One of the largest Muslim religious sites in the region, the Grand Mosque of Plateau, is unfinished but still welcoming daily visitors. Construction started back in 1996, and has resulted in a rich facade, tall minarets, and a beautiful blue dome with marble floors. Just keep in mind that tradition prevents women from entering the Mosque itself.

Domaine Bini Lagune:

The Bini Lagune is a relatively new ecotourism site located in Cocody, Abidjan. With lush vegetation and a commitment to solidarity tourism, you can enjoy a 7 km hike, a lagoon-side lunch, and a canoe trip among the stunning scenery.

Basilica of our Lady of Peace:

This Catholic minor basilica in located in Yamoussoukro, the administrative Capital of Ivory Coast. The Guinness Book of World Records currently lists it as the largest church in the world, having beaten Rome’s St. Peter’s. Located atop a hill, it is a sight that has to be seen to be believed.

La Cascade de Man:

Take a break from the heat in the pools of Les Cascades de Man, where water cascades down the moss-covered rocks. The waterfall is truly a paradise, surrounded by a bamboo forest with butterflies, dragonflies, and endless colorful plants.

Grand Bassam:

Grand-Bassam is a resort town situated just outside Abidjan. It boasts one of the most popular beaches in the country, a colonial French old town, and loads of beautiful homes. While there, you absolutely must see The National Museum of Costume, which houses various displays of traditional dress.


As one of the country’s capitals, Yamoussoukro is a must-see. It features the Basilica of Our Lady Peace as well as countless restaurants and entertainment venues. The city is also the birthplace of 20th-century president Félix Houphouët-Boigny. You can even visit his former palace, which features a lagoon filled with crocodiles.

San Pedro:

The second-largest port in the country, San Pedro’s Spanish name stands out in this former French colony. Not only is it a hub for trade and tourism, but it boasts some of the most beautiful seaside scenery in the country.
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