Buea is situated 160 miles (257 kilometers) west of the national capital Yaounde.
Savvy travelers often use Buea as a springboard for further adventures. This sought-after tourism region has been endowed with a wealth of terrific cultural and natural attractions. Some interesting places within a relatively short distance of Buea are Bonaberi, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the west, and Douala, 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the west.
Sample a little local culture with a little sunshine and fresh air at Cameroon's fabulous open-air markets.
The area around Buea offers loads of great ways to enjoy its unique landscapes. Thrill seekers can join one of the mountain climbing or hiking excursions on offer here.
Often, the best travel moments can be found in local restaurants and cafés. Two of the region's best-loved ingredients are plantains and rice. How about trying banana bread or zom (spinach with meat)? Both meals are popular in this area. After the main course dishes are cleared away try the delicious fried plantains. For those who enjoy a good brew, order a Castel. It's popular with the locals in Cameroon. If you fancy refreshment, juice is a great option.
At the end of your vacation, say a fond Au revoir / À bientôt (farewell) to the interesting people you've met and the places you've spent time.