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Vacation rentals in Cotonou

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Popular amenities for Cotonou vacation rentals

Stay near Cotonou's top sights

Erevan hypermarché13 locals recommend
Le Lieu Unique13 locals recommend
Le Code Bar9 locals recommend
Fondation Zinsou7 locals recommend
Mojito6 locals recommend
La marée de Jaelle6 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Cotonou

  • Total rentals

    1.7K properties

  • Total number of reviews

    3.5K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    780 properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    390 properties allow pets

  • Rentals with a pool

    70 properties have a pool

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    740 properties have a dedicated workspace

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Cotonou?

    Cotonou has a tropical climate with a wet season from April to September and a dry season from October to March. Average temperatures range from 72°F to 92°F (22°C to 33°C). Humidity is prevalent year-round, particularly during the rainy season.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Cotonou?

    Visitors frequently enjoy a walk along Fidjrosse Beach, known for its fishing villages and lively local music. Another favored activity is exploring the Cotonou Central Mosque, an architectural highlight in the city. For a unique experience, travel to Lake Nokoue, approximately 16 km (10 miles) from the city center, to visit the stilted village of Ganvié.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Cotonou?

    The most frequented time to visit Cotonou is during the dry season, specifically from November to February. The Voodoo Festival in January is a significant cultural event that attracts many visitors.

  • What are the best places to stay in Cotonou?

    Haie Vive and Les Cocotiers are popular neighborhoods in Cotonou, known for their bustling atmosphere and proximity to restaurants and shops. For seaside views, consider staying in the scenic Fidjrosse area.

  • What are the best places to visit in Cotonou?

    The Cotonou Cathedral, with its distinct red and white striped facade, is a popular spot. The Cotonou Dantokpa Market and Fondation Zinsou, an art gallery showcasing contemporary African art, are also regularly visited.

  • What are some hiking trails in Cotonou?

    While Cotonou itself is relatively flat, the Pendjari National Park, about 10 hours away, is known for its foot safaris. For a closer option, consider the coastal walks along Fidjrosse Beach.

  • What are some family activities to do in Cotonou?

    Families can explore the Cotonou Cathedral, a colorful landmark known for its unique architecture. They can also visit the Fondation Zinsou, a museum dedicated to contemporary African art, for a blend of education and fun. Additionally, a tour of the Dantokpa Market, West Africa's largest open-air market, offers a vibrant local experience.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Cotonou?

    Day trips from Cotonou frequently include the historic city of Ouidah, known for its role in the Atlantic slave trade and its Python Temple. Another often recommended trip is to Ganvie, a unique lake village often referred to as the 'Venice of Africa'.

  • Are there family-friendly vacation rentals in Cotonou?

    Cotonou has more than 780 family-friendly stays. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • Do bed and breakfast rentals in Cotonou have air conditioning?

    Absolutely! We offer over 70 bed and breakfast rentals with air conditioning in Cotonou. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

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