Cotton-Top Cove, later spelled Cotton Top Cove in the Game Boy Advance remake, is the third world of Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, but can also be accessed as the fourth world (and vice-versa for Mekanos). The world is filled with lakes and waterfalls and features the most water-themed levels of the other worlds (except Pacifica in the Game Boy Advance version).
The manual for Donkey Kong Country 3 describes Cotton-Top Cove as the Northern Kremisphere's best vacation spot because of the scenery. Due to the large amount of water in the area, several of Cotton-Top Cove's areas are located underwater among the fish and coral reefs. However, Kremling remnants led by KAOS chased all tourists away.
Among the waterfalls of Cotton-Top Cove various critters such as Bristles and Krumples roam. Near the waterfalls are various stair-like protrusions in the cliff face. A large lake and a long boardwalk are atop the waterfall. The Swanky's Sideshow tent (or Swanky's Dash in the Game Boy Advance remake) is set up near the lake.
Blue's Beach Hut is the Brothers Bear location of Cotton-Top Cove, located at the start. The Banana Bird Cave is Bounty Bay, which is near the first level and to the right of the westernmost waterfall. Dixie and Kiddy can swim in a body of water to access the hidden Banana Bird Cave from the world map, much like that of Lake Orangatanga. Squirt is the world boss, and his domain is on the east side of Cotton-Top Cove, behind a waterfall. The Kongs must swim in another body of water to access the last regular level and to go on a short path leading to Squirt.
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