Top ChoiceHistoric Building in Monrovia

Hotel Ducor

Hotel Ducor

Originally built by the now-defunct Pan Am Airlines, this former luxury hotel and site of key political meetings is now a decayed but stunning colonial ruin. It is one of the city's most popular tourist...

Mountain in Liberia

Mt Nimba

Mt Nimba

Beautiful Mt Nimba is Liberia's tallest peak, 1362m above sea level, and you can feasibly climb it if you have a few days on your hands (it's a rewarding way to beat the heat of Monrovia). You can camp along the...

Island in Marshall

Monkey Island

This small archipelago is home to chimpanzees that were evacuated from a hepatitis research lab during the war. Enquire in town about the most up-to-date options for viewing the island and chimps from a canoe...

Market in Monrovia

Waterside Market

Waterside Market

Chaotic Waterside Market offers almost everything for sale, including colourful textiles, shoes, leather goods and pottery, all with a dose of foul smells and lots of noise. Haggle hard, smile, and embrace raw...

National Park in Zwedru

Sapo National Park

Sapo National Park

Sapo, Liberia's only national park, is a lush 1808-sq-km tract containing some of West Africa's last remaining primary rainforest. Within it lurk forest elephants, pygmy hippos, chimpanzees, antelopes and other...

Lighthouse in Harper

Cape Palmas Lighthouse

This lighthouse can be climbed for an outstanding panoramic view of the cape. Although no longer functional, it's on a UN base, so get permission first, and don't attempt to scale the small, slippery steps during...

Museum in Monrovia

Liberia National Museum

Liberia National Museum

The museum's collection was depleted during the war years, but renovations (always ongoing) have created space for photo and art exhibitions as well as the ethnic and historical exhibits. Check out founding...

Plantation in Marshall

Firestone Rubber Plantation

This is the world's largest rubber plantation, which is leased from the government on a controversial 99-year plan. You can view how rubber is processed (not official tours, just ask at the entrance and they will...

Historic Site in Robertsport

Tubman Center of African Culture

Destroyed during Liberia's war, the shambles of this former museum and current ruin yields a few onlookers. Its draw is often to see how the overgrowth keeps gaining ground. Remnants of its bright red colour can...

House in Harper

William Tubman mansion

In the early evenings, the soft light gives an eldritch feel to the shell of the presidential mansion of former president William Tubman, who was born in Harper, and the remnants of the Morning Star Masonic...

Historic Building in Monrovia

EJ Roye building

Once the most important structure in the capital, this 10-storey building fell into ruin during the Liberian coup. Attempts to rebuild have, so far, not materialised, but for now, even in its wrecked state, it's...

Beach in Liberia

CeeCee Beach

This is a fantastic spot to swim in a lagoon sheltered by rocks, and is a quieter option than other Monrovia area beaches. It lies in the shadow of the now-skeletal Hotel Africa, 62km west of Monrovia.

Beach in Monrovia

Silver Beach

This pretty beach is fun and relatively easy to get to, plus it's home to the best beach snack joint in the area. It's located about 15km southeast of Monrovia (a US$12 charter taxi ride).

Beach in Monrovia

Thinker's Beach

This popular beach gets crowded on weekends and is known as the party beach. It's about 17km south of Monrovia.

Beach in Robertsport

Cassava Point

This beach is for ambitious surfers – it heaves towards the shiny granite rocks.

University in Gbarnga

Cuttington University

On the site of the old Africana Museum, which once had a 3000-piece collection, this is one of West Africa's oldest universities. The campus consist of one white structure and is a worth a visit to pay tribute to...

Farm in Gbarnga

Charles Taylor's farm

Former Liberian president Charles Taylor (who is currently serving a sentence for war crimes in a UK prison) masterminded rebel operations in Sierra Leone and Liberia from this spot on the outskirts of town....