Tourist Places to Visit in Harper, Maryland, West Africa, Africa

Tourist Places to Visit in Harper, Maryland, West Africa, Africa

Harper is a tourist favor town, functioning as the administrative centre of Maryland County in the African country Liberia. It lies amidst of the Hoffman River and the Atlantic Ocean, on Cape Palmas, between 4°22′ N latitude and 7°43′ W longitude. Harper is especially noted as the birth place of the Liberian former president William Tubman. When comes to tourism, Harper is a paradise for water sport lovers with spectacular beaches on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Harper is also well known for Tubman University.

Harper got its name from a member of the American Colonization Society and famous U.S. politician, Robert Goodloe Harper, who designated the name Liberia for the American Colonization Society settlement (today’s country Liberia).


How to reach Harper?

Harper is situated around 700 km southeast of Monrovia, the capital of Liberia. There is no major airport situated in and around Harper, so most tourists, particularly international tourists visiting Harper first get down at Roberts International Airport near the country capital Monrovia and then take bus or rental car or boat from there to Harper. The airport is located around 720 km from Harper by road.

Along with minibuses and rental cars, rental motorbikes are also useful option for local travel in Harper that cost around $20 LD to move within Harper.

Food and Shopping in Harper:

There are many nice restaurants in Harper, mainly traditional, but food like eggs with bread are very spicy and tasty. Harper is also famous for coffee and handicraft products. Also products like leather bags, bangles and caps are also worth a price in Harper’s market.


Things to do in Harper:

  • Exploring beaches
  • City tours
  • Shopping


Tourist Attractions in Harper:


Beaches of Harper:

Beaches are the main highlights of Harper‘s tourism, drawing a large number of tourists from all around the country. Harper’s beaches are excellent condition offering swimming, fishing and many other water sport activities.


Tubman University:

The Tubman University is Liberia’s one of the two public universities, another being the University of Liberia in the capital Monrovia. The university gained its name from the 19th President of Liberia, William Tubman. Originated as the William V. S. Tubman College of Technology in 1978, it is located in the city of Harper.


Stone Mason Building:

The Stone Mason Building is a historic structure as well as one of the prominent landmarks of Harper. Although holding more than 100 years of history, the building is still good in condition, popular among both locals and tourists coming to Harper.


List of other places of interest near Harper include:

  • Firestone Natural Rubber Company
  • Booker Washington Institute in Kakata
  • Monkey Island
  • Beaches of Monrovia
  • The Kendeja Cultural Center
  • Liberian National Museum
  • Ce Ce Beach
  • Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
  • Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex
  • Lofa-Mano National Park
  • Kpa-Tawe Waterfalls
  • Gertylue Floral Park
  • Liberia’s Centennial Pavilion
  • Sky Bar Entertainment Center


Best time to visit Harper:

The best time to visit Harper depends on visitors’ interest, although for beach exploration from November to March is the ideal time.


Hotels in and around Harper:

There are no standard hotels in Harper, but some guesthouses fill the lack of hotels with all decent basic facilities and services. If one want to enjoy better hospitality services hotels in the capital Monrovia are perfect options. Hotels in Monrovia (around 700 km Harper) include:

  • Mamba Point Hotel
  • The Cape Hotel
  • Liberia Golden Gate Hotel
  • GMJ Hotel
  • Golden Key Hotel
  • Hotel Provident
  • Palm Spring Resort
  • RLJ Kendeja Resort & Villas
  • Atlantis Beach Hotel
  • Royal Grand Hotel
  • Bella Casa Hotel & Suites
  • El Meson Hotel
  • Mokos Bed and Breakfast
  • Krystal Oceanview Hotel
  • Tilda Guest House

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