Libreville, meaning free town, is the capital city of Gabon, which is located on the banks of the Gabon Estuary, opposite the Pongara National Park. It is a fairly modern city with a range of French characteristics like wide palm lined streets and a number of architecturally designed structures. The city’s boulevard is a known hangout spot, filled with restaurants, bars and shops. Pointe-Denis Beach offers safe swimming conditions and a range of recreational opportunities. Libreville hotels range from budget to luxurious.