Cape Verga, just a few hours from Conakry, has some of the best beaches in Guinea. Bel Air beach, once a great place to chill in beach huts is now dominated by President Conte’s flash hotel. Thankfully, nearby Sobane beach has comfy bungalows and options for al fresco sleep outs.
The deserted stretch of sand between Bel Air and Sobane is ideal for exploration. Except for the fishing families who live here, Cape Verga is deserted for most of the week, but comes alive at weekends with expatriates from the capital and the bauxite mines inland. Getting there without your own wheels is difficult because few vehicles travel this way, even though it is one of the best roads in the country.