The coastline of Ghana is dotted with historic fortresses, telling the tragic story of a past when this area was the mainstay of the African slave trade. The country’s economy is one of the fastest growing in the world thanks to the discovery of gold and offshore oil.
The country has some spectacular and pristine beaches with resorts and colorful fishing villages that are easily accessible by taxi. The powdery white sands are shaded by coconut palms, and the coast is full of great surf spots. The mountain slopes are covered in pristine rainforests with canopy walkways in the treetops.
Known for its friendly people, Forbes magazine voted Ghana one of the friendliest nations on earth.