Looking for a hotel to stay when you visit Akure? Check out our current listings of the popular hotels in Akure, Ondo state. Akure is located in the south-western region in Nigeria, the capital and government seat of Ondo State.
The city is an ancient Yoruba city, traced to one of the Princes of Ile Ife and a descendant of Oduduwa, the progenitor of the Yoruba people. The oldest Homo sapiens fossil to have been found in West Africa to thus far, dating back to around 11,000 years ago, was found in Akure.
The people of Akure and Ondo at large are known for their love for pounded yam as well as those from Ekiti state and it could be said that it is their staple food as well. The two states are in fact very similar in disposition and culture, which is probably due to proximity. The city is largely agricultural, which is the major economy of Akure. They are large producers of commercial crops like cocoa, cotton, teak, and palm produce.
They however also trade in food crops such as yam, cassava, maize, bananas, rice, palm oil and kernels, okra, pumpkin among others. The city is a tourist centre on its own as there are many places of attraction in Akure and its environs. They include the Cave Ashes, which is the cradle of the West Africa’s oldest pre-historic man; the Igbokoda Waterfront, one of the longest territorial water bodies in the country; the Ebomi Lake Tourist Centre; Igbo Olodumare, a thick evergreen forest significant for its spiritual value as it was believed in the past that demons and spirits existed in the forest; the famous Idanre Hills; the Owo museum of Antiquity, founded in 1968 to house the antiquities which were formerly in the Olowo of Owo's palace.
Apart from these, there are also fancy restaurants that would cater to your continental needs and the Shoprite shopping centre would also be a great place to visit for shopping. The good thing is that the city is affordable and not telling on the pocket, so also, are the hotel accommodations.