31st Jan, 2024

5 Reasons You Should Vacation in Ghana for Valentine

There are different ways to describe Ghana, but it is often referred to as the "Gateway to Africa," a country brimming with rich culture, history, and an abundance of natural beauty that makes it the perfect romantic destination for couples seeking a unique and romantic getaway.

As Valentine's Day approaches, the idea of celebrating love amidst the warm embrace of Ghana's welcoming atmosphere becomes even more enticing. From the serene beaches of the Atlantic coast to the vibrant city life of Accra, there's a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure awaiting every couple who decides to venture to this West African jewel for their special day.

Whether you want to relax on the beach, enjoy the local cuisine, explore the culture and history, or join the festivities, Ghana has something for everyone

Here are five compelling reasons to vacation in Ghana for Valentine's Day.

Enjoy stunning beaches.

Ghana has one of the most beautiful beaches in Africa, where you can soak up the sun, swim in the clear water, or play with your loved ones. You can choose from a variety of beaches, such as Bojo Beach, which is known as the cleanest and most sandy beach in Ghana, Labadi Beach, which is popular for its entertainment and nightlife, or Kokrobite Beach, which is a haven for surfers, music lovers, and young people. 

Fun Fact: Kendrick Lamar’s “A Day In Ghana," featured the rapper enjoying the finesse of Ghanian beach. Wizkid and Burna boy are also  familiar faces on the country’s coast

Enjoy delicious food.

You can enjoy quality time and a romantic dinner coupled with a panoramic view at top Ghanaian restaurants. The truth is, Valentine's Day celebrations are perfect for Ghanaian cuisines because they are rich and diverse, with dishes that will satisfy your taste buds and your heart.

You can try some of the local specialities, such as Avola with shrimp, a spicy and creamy stew made with beans and seafood, Volta tilapia, a fresh and grilled fish served with hot pepper sauce, or Banku with okra soup or pepper, a staple dish made with fermented corn and cassava dough and a soup of okra or hot pepper. You can also sample some of the street food, such as kebabs, fried plantains, or roasted corn.

Fun Fact: This might be the perfect opportunity for you and your partner to end the debate between Nigerian Jollof and Ghana Jollof.😂😂

Feel safe and welcome.

Ghana is one of the safest and most peaceful countries in Africa, with low crime rates and a stable democracy. It is also one of the most hospitable and friendly countries, where you will be greeted with smiles and warmth. You will feel at home in Ghana, as the people are open and respectful to visitors of all backgrounds and cultures.

Discover amazing places.

Ghana has the best places to have fun in Africa. You can visit some of the historic forts and castles along the coast, such as Cape Coast Castle or Elmina Castle, where you can learn about the history and legacy of the slave trade.

You can also visit natural wonders, such as the Agumatsa Range, which has the highest mountain in Ghana, the Wli Waterfalls, which are the highest waterfalls in West Africa, or Lake Bosumtwe, which is a sacred crater lake.

You can also visit some of the cultural and artistic sites, such as the National Cultural Centre in Kumasi, which showcases the traditions and crafts of the Ashanti people, the Nubuke Foundation in Accra, which is a hub for Ghanaian art and heritage, or the Kejetia Market in Kumasi, which is one of the largest open-air markets in Africa.

Celebrate Chocolate Day.

Chocolate is not only a delicious treat but also a symbol of love and affection. In Ghana, February 14 is not only Valentine's Day but also Chocolate Day, a national holiday that promotes the consumption and production of chocolate. Ghana is one of the world's largest producers of cocoa, the main ingredient of chocolate, and has some of the finest and most ethical chocolate brands in the world. For example, “57 Chocolate” and “Bioko” are leading chocolate brands in Africa. 

If you plan your Valentine’s day trip early with Xcursions.ng, you can join the Chocolate Day celebrations, where you can see different types and sizes of chocolate, taste some of the best chocolate products, or buy some chocolate gifts for your loved ones.

The best things about Ghana extend beyond its chocolate riches. If you have never been to Ghana, Valentine's is the perfect time to explore the warm hospitality of the Ghanaian people and ensure that every visitor feels welcomed and cherished, much like the cocoa beans that are so lovingly cultivated on this land.

Whether you're looking for adventure, relaxation, or cultural experiences, this is the best time and perfect opportunity to explore Ghana. Saint Valentine would be proud of you.

Ready to explore Ghana with your partner? Contact us at Xcursions.ng, and let's help you plan the perfect Valentine's Day trip.


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Written by Daniel Williams Onikola

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