Parks and Recreation

Outdoor activities abound in and around Monrovia. Located on Liberia's Atlantic coast, Monrovia has a number of beaches, including Ellen's Beach, Kendeja Beach, Thinker's Village, and, farther out, Marshall Beach. Snorkeling, spear fishing, and scuba diving are all popular activities. Boating and fishing are centered on the St. Paul River. The privately owned Monrovia Zoo offers a glimpse at some of birds and wildlife one would find in the country's tropical rainforests. The Bong Mining Company, about two hours north of Monrovia, has extensive recreational facilities, including a swimming pool, soccer field, golf course, tennis courts, restaurants, and aircraft and shooting clubs.