Côte d’Ivoire

Côte d'Ivoire Highlights

"Land of Hospitality"

Côte d'Ivoire has a warm and welcoming population, which is characterized by its imporant cultural diversity. Furthermore, adventure travelers should discover its starfish-studded sands beaches and palm-tree forests. National Parks have an interesting wildlife. Hikers have a great opportunity to hike through tropical forests in Man region.

Côte d'Ivoire is moving towards modernizing its lifestyle, without losing its culture and traditions.

Côte d'Ivoire Ratings

Cultural Exchange: 4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)

Outdoor Activity: 4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)

Nature Discovery: 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)

Outdoor Activities in Côte d'Ivoire

Climbing & Mountainering, Surfing, Trekking

Country Profile

Capital: Yamoussoukro

Important cities: Abidjan, Bouaké, Korhogo, Grand-Bassam, Man, San Pédro, Yamoussoukro

Currency: West African CFA franc (XOF)

Visa policy: Link

Area: 322,460 km2

Languages: French, 60 native dialects with Dioula the most widely spoken

Mobile Phone: Sims cards are available for any GSM mobile phone. The most important networks are Orange and MTN.

Country code: +225

Electricity: 220V, 50Hz

Internet TLD: .ci

Time Zone: UTC

Sources: Lonely Planet, Wikipedia, Wikitravel

Weather

Description: climate is tropical along the coast and semi-arid in the northern part. There're three seasons: the hot and wet season (June-October), the warm and dry season (November to March) and the hot and dry season (March-May).

When should you go: Côte d'Ivoire is best visited from November to May, when the dry season starts. It's also the case for its beaches.

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