Cotonou is the largest city and economic capital of Benin, nestled on the southern coast of West Africa. The city is a melting pot of cultures, with influences from Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean. Visitors can explore the vibrant markets, such as the Dantokpa Market, the largest open-air market in West Africa, and the Ganhi market for African fabrics. For a taste of history, tourists can visit the Ouidah Museum of History, which documents the Benin Kingdom’s history. A visit to the coast is also a must, with stunning beaches such as Fidjrosse and Erevan.