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Elmina

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Considered the site of the first European settlement in West Africa, Elmina sat on a major slave trade route for several centuries. Remnants of the town's long and troubling history remain scattered across the area, with military fortifications, Portuguese chapels, and Dutch merchant architecture among top places to visit in Elmina for anyone interested in learning more about the local heritage between relaxing jaunts to picturesque Cape Coast beaches. Elmina is in Central Region. When using our Ghana travel planner to make an itinerary online, Elmina holidays come together around your tastes, interests, and requirements, with us taking care of the logistics.
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Elmina boasts a host of beachside resort-style accommodations offering golf courses, pools, and full- or half-board services. You can also find some lower-priced options on or near the coastline, with comfortable rooms and welcoming service with convenient access to Elmina's major attractions. Choose a centrally located guesthouse if you're on a budget and want to experience day-to-day life in area.
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