Guinea Bissau Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 36%, Guinea Bissau is where that once-in-a-lifetime perfect beach holiday just beckons. Why? Simple - the Bijagós Archipelago. This series of 18 tropical islands will immediately bring to mind Robinson Crusoe, where it would be all too easy to simply drop out of modern life and live the life of a castaway. However, for those of us looking for a bit "less permanent" holiday, the islands also offer a fantastic range of options, including white sand beaches, pristine reefs for snorkeling and diving, and a rugged interior covered with jungle more reminiscent of Africa's interior. While the islands are definitely the highlight, don't make the mistake of thinking that the mainland of Guinea Bissau doesn't have anything to offer. To the contrary, the Cacheu River mangroves of Tarafes de Cacheu Natural Park represent an ecosystem that is unique in all of Western Africa and provides a great opportunity to observe manatee, hippos and the occasional panther in their natural environment. Even though you might come for the beaches, there is enough to lure you to the interior where you can explore to your heart's desire.
|Events & Festivals||Beaches |
|Classic Journeys||Cultural Sites|
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Journey from the African coast to Guinea Bissau's Bijagós Archipelago, a place that you might be forgiven for thinking belongs somewhere in the Pacific. Classified as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, this network of islands is almos....
|Coordinates:||12 00 N, 15 00 W|
|Main Languages:||Portuguese, Crioulo|
|Currency:||Communaute Financiere Africaine Francs (XOF)|
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- Location: Guinea Bissau