This name is not to be confused with the wine Pinot Noir. Pointe Noire is one of the very simple and peaceful cities in the Republic of Congo. Also located in the north-eastern part of the country, Pointe Noire is barely high in populace and is more of a rural area. People are reliant on agricultural means for their economic sustenance.
Surprising as it may be, Pointe Noire boasts of some of the best beaches you could ever imagine. Marine life is also another source of livelihood for the Africans in this city.
Although rural in nature, Pointe Noire also has a few admirable establishments. One of these is the CFCO or the terminus of the Chemin de fer Congo-Ocean, the city’s finest building situated close to the port. This railway was built to connect to the capital city Brazzaville, to avoid rapids along the Congo River.
Currently Pointe Noire is developing well. Tourists are guaranteed to be well accommodated here as it has heavenly hotels such as the Hotel de Ville, a place to stay that’s close to the waterfalls. And because Pointe Noire is also rich in different kinds of animal species both on land and in water, diving and African safari would definitely top a tourist’s itinerary.
As for the food, this city also has it. African cuisine and fine seafood will await tourists in almost every restaurant. And people wouldn’t mind bringing home some of Pointe Noire’s delicacies as it is the center of production for cacao, vanilla and coffee.