What do you need to know about Guinea-Bissau

Surely you should know that Guinea-Bissau is a country in West Africa, which borders on the north with Senegal and south with Guinea-Conakri. And you should also know that beyond the mainland our country has more than 88, yes, 88 islands on its western coast and that these islands are classified as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO.

Best Time to Visit

For us it is always! But for those who are not accustomed to tropical rain, we advise you to plan your trip during the dry season (between October-November and May-June), until February the humidity levels are more moderate than the rest of the season dry.


As you have already noticed we have two seasons, drought and rain. These two seasons last approximately 6 months, May-June to October-November is the rainy season, the rest of the months of the year is the time when it does not rain. In the dry season the temperature varies between 25 and 35 ° C and the degree of humidity between 60 and 90% more, it may be be there on a day when the first rays of sun bring temperatures to around 19 ° C. In the rainy season temperatures remain between 25 and 35 ° C but without cool mornings with temperatures at 19 ° C.


The only international airport is Osvaldo Vieira, in Bissau.

With direct flights the airports of Lisbon, Casablanca and Dakar are connected, in turn connected with the main European and African airports.

The frequency of flights is not constant over time and also the airlines that fly to Bissau may vary. So to know the scheduled flights you need to always check online or ask for our help!

What To Take In The Luggage

  • Repellent, sunscreen

  • Fresh clothes, fresh fabric pants, to wear at night (when mosquitoes are most active)

  • Amphibious shoes, some beaches on the islands have stingrays and amphibious shoes are advised to swim without the worry of a stingray.


Guinea-Bissau adopted the common currency of West Africa, the CFA franc (XOF), with the official exchange rate with the Euro stable in the proportion of 1 € = 655 OF . You can make the change in the banks in Bissau, with slight fluctuations in exchange rates every day. Please note that most hotels do not accept credit cards.


The electric power is 220 V across the country. The electrical outlets are not uniform, being able to find outlets like the German or French Schucko, or Italian tripolar type sockets.