The Littoral Region is noteworthy for its humid climate, lush vegetation, folklore and the customs and practices of its inhabitants.
It has an undulating landscape, featuring the equatorial forest and large rivers. This region is suitable for excursions, picnics, ecotourism, agro-tourism and exploration.
Regional Capital: Douala.
Surface: 20 248 km 2
Population: 2 865 795 inhabitants (2010 est.)
Divisions: Moungo ( Nkongsamba), Nkam ( Yabassi), Sanaga-Maritime ( Édéa), Wouri ( Douala)
From a tourist’s point of view, the Littoral Region offers several advantages. The coastal zone is favorable to beach holidays, with its beautiful bays and white sandy beaches extending as far as the eye can see, right over to Yoyo and Manoka.
Located almost along the sea’s edge on the left bank of the Wouri River, the City of Douala is the regional and economic capital of Cameroon and remains the main port of entry into the country.
This town is bustling with activity, thanks to its port which is one of the biggest on the West African coast and its international airport, which is served by a number of airline companies.
Apart from a thriving business in tourism which benefits from a high-quality and rapidly expanding hotel industry, the major tourist attractions of Douala are its monuments, dating back to the colonial period, and its many markets. However, Douala is not the only attraction of the region; the secondary towns of Edéa and N’kongsamba also attract many tourists visiting Yaoundé or Kribi, or the West and North-west Regions.