|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$6.45|
|Combo meal at McDonalds||$8.50|
|Cinema, international release, 1 seat||$7.86|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff||$0.09|
|Imported beer at restaurant||$3.00|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside of centre||$1 908.71|
At first sight, Accra may appear as some dusty town. As you go along, however, you will realize that there is more to this capital city of Ghana than just age-old Western architectures and dusty shanties.
For one, Accra is a major hub not just for commerce but for tourism as well. There are various sights and attractions that will definitely make your cheap flights to Accra worthwhile.
On top of the list is the National Museum. It will take you to the roots of Ghana’s rich history. There are various displays from thrones to pottery to carvings to paintings and tools, which will help you understand what the local way of life from many years before is all about.
Another must-see sight is the Osu Castle. It’s a 17th century structure that has both interesting history and innate beauty that lies within. It is, however, forbidden to take pictures as you explore the castle. Although rules sometimes change, it is still best not to take the risk. Otherwise, ask for permissions beforehand.
If you want to explore the natural beauty tucked in the outskirts, check out Labadi Beach. It is the most popular destination among tourists mostly because it is sandwiched between two luxury hotels in Accra – La Badi and La palm. Apart from the many exciting activities on the water and the breathtaking views of the small stretch of beach, there are also many adventures to get into if the weather permits it. You can go on a horse ride or watch an amazing cast who will entertain you with acrobatics and a lot of dancing.
For shopping, Makola market is your best bet. It is the biggest market in the busy downtown. It has endless alleys of shops and stalls selling a variety of goods including fabric and ready-made clothes. Kaneshie Market is another good choice, with its array of household items, shoes, handbags, and beauty products.
For nightlife, travel to Osu. It’s a suburb that features a variety of trendy restaurants and bars. Café Dez Amis is one of the great reasons for taking cheap flights to Accra. It’s a concept lifestyle eatery offering gourmet coffees, salads, and sandwiches.