Cotonou with Ayra Starr
Cotonou with Ayra StarrAyra Starr
Cotonou is the vibrant economic hub of Benin, where city means shorelines of palm fringed Atlantic beaches. The city is home to rising musician Ayra Starr who describes her hometown as Cotonou, ‘incredibly breezy and relaxed. The air is crisp, beautiful and life is generally simple without the usual hustle and bustle of a big city.'
Enjoy Cotonou through Ayra Starr's eyes down below.
In this Guide
“Ci Gusta is a fun ice cream place and my favourite after-beach spot. Cotonou gets really hot, so catching a vibe with friends and eating ice-cream is like a dream sometimes.”More Info
“The hotel has a huge pool and was a favourite hangout spot for students after lunch at Mimi’s. On certain days we would bring in our own food and have picnics by the pool or in the garden. It’s a quiet, serene hidden gem.”More Info
“One of my favourite things about living in Cotonou was being so close to the water. Cite Beach was a student favourite and almost everyone celebrated birthdays and other special occasions on the beach.”More Info
“This Jamaican and French fusion restaurant has the Caribbean vibes in Cotonou. They always come through with the best Afrobeats and Dancehall music. The food is amazing as well.”More Info
“My favourite thing about the hotel is the HUGE pool. There's also a beautiful restaurant with a rooftop view. It has the best pizza in Cotonou.”More Info