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How To Travel To Porto-Novo

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The traffic is not as bad as it is in Cotonou. However, as is the case with Cotonou, the best and most convenient method to view Porto Novo is through zemidjan. A whole day with a driver waiting for you should cost no more than 5,000cfa.


Although it is Benin’s capital, visitors must fly into Cotonou and then take a cab to Porto Novo (600cfa).


Minibuses and taxis go to Cotonou on a regular basis and are reasonably priced (600cfa for the 45 minute trip). Unless you opt to descend earlier, you will most likely wind up at Cotonou’s large market Dantopka. It may be extremely scary to go out, particularly during busy periods. You will quickly be swarmed by individuals offering you rides. They will seize your belongings and begin ushering you to their motorcycle or automobile, so be certain you have a firm grasp on your situation before exiting the vehicle.

Additionally, taxis depart from the Porto Novo auto gare towards Abomey and Lagos, Nigeria. To drive north, go to Marche Ouanho and request a vehicle for your location. Cars depart towards Pobé and Ketou about every hour or so, after they are fully loaded.


Pirogues depart from Porto and go to less-visited lake communities nearby. Prices may be obtained by asking around near the lagoon, around 50 m east of the bridge. There are no set rates, however you should budget roughly 2,000 CFA for a round journey.

Prices in Porto-Novo

MARKET / SUPERMARKET Milk1 liter$ 2.50 Tomatoes1 kg$ 1.10Cheese0.5 kg$ 1.85Apples1 kg$ 2.40Oranges1 kg$ 2.30Beer (domestic)0.5 l$ Bottle of Wine1 bottle$ 9.50 Coca-Cola2 liters$ 2.00Bread1 piece$ 0.70Water1.5 l$  RESTAURANTS Dinner (Low-range)for 2$ 24.00Dinner (Mid-range)for 2$ 45.00Dinner (High-range)for 2$ 90.00Mac Meal or similar1 meal$ 3.70Water0.33 l$ Cappuccino1 cup$ Beer (Imported)0.33 l$ 3.40Beer (domestic)0.5 l$ Coca-Cola0.33 l$ Coctail drink1 drink$  ENTERTAINMENT Cinema2 tickets$ Gym1 month$ 45.00Men’s...

Food & Restaurants In Porto-Novo

Budget Comme Chez Soi, Rond-Point Ataké's western side. African cuisine at a reasonable price.Ambiance Maquis Katchi, Carrefour Catchi. Affordably priced establishment with a local speciality of bush rat that is pretty tasty.Mahi Restaurant is located south of Place Kokoyé. Hearty, Beninese-style dishes at a reasonable price. Mid-range Buvette Escale du Pont, just...

Shopping In Porto-Novo

There are around four supermarkets with a wide selection of products. The major ones to inquire about are Champignon, Paniere, and Universe 7, all of which are situated on the same road that runs through town. Adjarra Market is situated around 10 kilometers north of Porto. This market, which takes...



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