Popenguine is a small village on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, located just 70km south of Dakar on the Petit Cote. It is famous for its natural reserve, pristine sandy beach, and religious significance.
The village is also known for the sighting of the Black Madonna in the reserve. Due to this appearance, an annual pilgrimage to Popenguine takes place in which all the Christians in Senegal and nearby countries visit.
For beach and ocean enthusiasts, there is a perfect sandy beach where you can enjoy your day.
Popenguine has many different types of restaurants to meet the needs of any type of tourists. You can choose from a wide variety of foreign dishes such as, french and italian as well as local Senegalese dishes; such as yassa poulet (chicken over rice covered in a tasty onion sauce), and ceeb u jen (rice and fish).
One can get from one village to another by taking a bush taxi, a horse-drawn cart, or a boat. One can also be adventurous and hike their way to other villages.