By all means, Lagos state is no doubt the commercial and economic capital of Nigeria. It is filled with so many commercial activities cut across all sectors of the economy. This is one of the many reasons why the state is filled with so many people from different walks of life. The busy nature of Lagos has led to a whole lot of growth and development, especially the the tourism sector. This is why there are several spots for relaxation, leisure and excitement. These tourist attractions receive a whole lot of visitors from different walks of life every year. This is why we have brought you some hotspots to feed your eyes with. From private beaches to exotic resorts, here are some top tourist attractions in Lagos state.
Lekki Conservative Centre
Located in the heart of Lekki, this 21-year old centre was set aside as a natural habitat for flora and fauna due to the fact that urbanization had taken over the natural habitats of these plants and animals. It is the perfect place for all lovers of nature to escape the hustle and bustle of the ever busy Lagos life. This awesome centre is known for its diverse species of both plants and animals. The nature park has a relaxing scenery as you get to appreciate the beautiful of nature due to the lovely ambience it provides. Some major highlights of this center is the 401 metre walkway, the 95 year old tortoise, the floor-made chessboard among others. You could decide to visit this centre all by yourself, but if you want it to be a fun trip, you can go with a couple of friends; the more the merrier! You could even take your lover along with you and have a romantic picnic for two. It is important to note that the canopy walk is not for the faint hearted, however, it is totally safe to climb. With #3,000 we guarantee you that you can have all the fun you want in this beautiful place.
Tarkwa Bay Beach
This beach is one of the artificial sheltered beaches in the country. It is located on Lagos Island, which makes it accessible only by water transport. Located in a friendly community and neighborhood, Tarkwa bay is the perfect destination to relax and have some fun with your friends, especially if you’re on a tight budget. You can treat your tastebuds with the freshly made barbecue and other seafood delicacies sold at the beach. You could also feed your eyes with the huge cargo ships that are seen every other hour in the beach. When visiting this beach, it is important that you go with waterproof beach bags and footwear. It is also recommended that you wear your beach outfit from your house because there are no changing rooms or restrooms on the beach. Even though foods and snacks are sold on the beach, it is advisable that you take your food and drinks along with you. The peace and tranquility the relaxing atmosphere that Tarkwa Bay brings is ideal for any weekend getaway. For boat rides, chair, table and tent renting, #2,500 is enough for you to have a great time. You could take extra money if you want to get extra food sold on the beach.
Nike Art Gallery
If you’re an art enthusiast, Nike Art Gallery is the perfect place to be. This somewhat hidden treasure is located in Lekki and it has over seven thousand diverse art pieces spread across the four story building. This gallery offers art lovers a great understanding of all the different cultures all around the country through art. Thankfully, the gallery is open everyday with art exhibitions and other art-related events. It is the best place for any creative person to spend his or her day in. The gallery is run by Nike Okundayo who has been labeled as one of the most influential artists in Africa and the world as a whole. She is always in the gallery as she treats all the visitors with so much love and respect. She has a welcoming smile and if you get lucky enough, she would give you a Yoruba name. For the most peaceful and educative experience, Nike art gallery is the best place to be. Remember to take your camera along with you, because you’ll need it to take great pictures of the art.
Ilashe Private Beach Resort
Dubbed as one of the finest beaches in the city of Lagos, Ilashe beach provides every visitor with a welcoming and friendly ambience. Located in Amuwo-odofin, this quiet beach is home to beautiful palm trees and huts. If you want to have a fun and adrenaline filled experience, you could easily hop on any of the speedboats that would transport you to anywhere you want to go within the beach. Not to worry, this boat rides are totally safe as you are not allowed to hop on one without having a life jacket on. The beach gives a serene feel and it is great for every couple who wants to enjoy a peaceful and quiet time with themselves. A great time to visit this beautiful beach is during the weekends, as you can easily meet new people, play fun games and have a great time as well.
La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort
Filled with so many iconic views, this beautiful resort is located right on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. It oozes freshness as it gives off an awe inspiring view of the setting sun. Known as one of the most visited beach resorts in the African continent, this paradise offers a whole lot of amazing experiences for its visitors from all over the world. The resort offers accommodation, a private swimming pool, picnic areas, luxury tents, private balconies to mention a few. The cuisine in this resort is filled with variety of mouth-watering dishes from everywhere in the world. You can be sure to fill your stomach while you take your tastebuds on a harvest of flavors. It is the perfect “home-away-from-home” in the ever busy Lagos life. Though it comes at a rather pricey amount (Some rooms are as high as #60,000 per night), you can be sure to have an amazing time and get the value for your money.
With these beautiful and fun places located in Lagos, we totally guarantee that you’ll have a great time in any of the places you choose.