At 50 metres east from the Cape Coast Lagoon, at the mainroad to Elmina, you'll see a small but very nice drinking spot called Auntie Ama's. This is a small and very colourful place where it is good to have a drink.
Auntie Ama's is surrounded by colourfully painted fences and inside you can sit down in the shade, enjoy the nice music they play (from European and American classics to African rhythms) and have a nice, cool drink.
This place is no place where a lot of "obruni", white men come: places like this are mostly popular with the Ghanaians themselves.
A great place to go to at night when you are in Cape Coast, is the Oasis Beach Resort. It is situated at 300 metres west from Cape Coast Castle, and directly at the beach. You can enter is from both the city-side and the beach-side.
Besides quite a luxurious accommodation, Oasis also is the most popular hang out at night in the city. There is a large list of cocktails you can try here, and all of them are very cheap for Western standards. For about $ 1,- to 1,50 you can drink a very nice cocktail. Most of them are very nice: I tried at least 5 of them, and only the "African King" was disgusting!
At Oasis Beach Resort there often are parties at night too. Especially in the weekends they have celebrations that last until sunrise, but besides tourists and local party-people you will also see a lot of "wrong" people here you will try to sell you all kinds of "wrong things".
Women travelling on your own beware!!! There are very charming Ghanaian men who target white (Obruni) women. They will be very friendly at first and will offer to show you around and be your friend. however, they generally are just looking to take advantage of you, both monetarily and romantically. I have witnessed many intelligent women be fooled by "sob" stories, from their supposed friends, like a death in their family or a hard financial situation. These stories can be very elaborate and they will have many people to back them up. They are very talented actors. We found this especially prevalent in the local cultural drumming and dance groups, as well as souvenir shop owners near the slave trade castle. as they can easily make connections with women who wants to experience the local culture. Please do not part with your money as you will more than likely find out that these stories are complete fabrications.
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