Best Green Hotels: Green Turtle Lodge

Green Turtle Lodge  
Takoradi, Ghana
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Canoe on the Ezile River, hike or bike the Cape Three Points Forest Reserve or to explore Fort Metal Cross, or just enjoy a jaunt into town to shop and interact with the locals. This section of Ghana is a beautiful spot to rest and play with miles of unspoiled beaches.

This hotel has been built in the local style using sustainable materials where possible.

The community is supported through employment, supply purchases and donations to the community fund.

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This is a LOVELY place to stay on the coast of Ghana in the western region, about 5 hours from the capital city of Accra. All electricity runs on solar power, the outdoor shower helps water the plants, locals are hired to run the entire lodge, and all the food is DELICIOUSly made from local seasonal foods. We loved this place so much, we've come back over and over. A nice fella from the village will take you in his volvo to the nearest tro station for $3 a person. You must order the french toast (comes drowned in the best honey ever). For directions and GPS coordinates see their contact page.

jean Shiohsu, September 2006

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