GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Grand-Popo is a small town in the far southwest of Benin, celebrated for its long beach lined with coconut palms. On the main road, Villa Karo is a Finnish-African cultural center with art exhibitions. Nearby, Marché de Grand-Popo is a local market next to the Mono River. La Bouche du Roi marks the point where the river enters the Atlantic Ocean.

FABIO'S REVIEW

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There is no Grand Popo "town" per se, just some houses and small shops, restaurants and hotels scattered along the beach. I recommend you stay in a hotel there to enjoy the sea, and arrange day trips to visit the Gbecon outpost and of course Ouidah (although you could also sleep in Ouidah, which has several accommodation options).

LOCATIONS EXPERIENCED

Fabio's LifeTour - Benin (2013 May) - Grand Popo - Comptoirs Coloniaux de Gbecon (ghost town) - 1411 cover

COMPTOIRS COLONIAUX DE GBECON (GHOST TOWN)

The first colonial counters were installed in Grand-Popo on 1727. It is now a chilling ghost town.

Fabio's LifeTour - Benin (2013 May) - Grand Popo - Grand Popo Beach - 1473 cover

GRAND POPO BEACH

Grand Popo has a beautiful beach front. A seaside lined with coconut groves, fine sand beaches and its broad and majestic river.

Fabio's LifeTour - Benin (2013 May) - Grand Popo - Hotel Awale' Plage - 1404 cover

HOTEL AWALE' PLAGE

Hotel Awale' Plage

COMPTOIRS COLONIAUX DE GBECON (GHOST TOWN)

Fabio's LifeTour - Benin (2013 May) - Grand Popo - Comptoirs Coloniaux de Gbecon (ghost town) - 1411 cover

The first colonial counters were installed in Grand-Popo on 1727. It is now a chilling ghost town.

GRAND POPO BEACH

Fabio's LifeTour - Benin (2013 May) - Grand Popo - Grand Popo Beach - 1473 cover

Grand Popo has a beautiful beach front. A seaside lined with coconut groves, fine sand beaches and its broad and majestic river.

HOTEL AWALE' PLAGE

Fabio's LifeTour - Benin (2013 May) - Grand Popo - Hotel Awale' Plage - 1404 cover

Hotel Awale' Plage

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