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Top-Rated Attractions & Things to Do in Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau is a tropical destination in West Africa’s Atlantic coast that many people dream of visiting. It is well known for its warm beaches and amazing landscapes, but it has much more to offer. For ideas on how to spend your time here, see our list with numerous top-rated attractions and things to do in Guinea-Bissau.

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Bissau Main Market

The Bissau Main Market is a must-shop tourist attraction, offering top-quality produce from organic farms and unique souvenirs and gift items goods from talented artisans. Local tip – Not much English spoken here, but a bit of French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic will get you anything you need. Locals and vendors are all very friendly and helpful.

Guinea-Bissau Archipelagos

The Guinea-Bissauan archipelago and Bissagos Islands is a collection of about 88 islands and isletsAn impression of paradise in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the African nation of Guinea-Bissau. The islands beckon visitors with sun-kissed scenery and a balmy tropical climate. This is a prime tourist destination in West Africa that offers an abundance of treasures. The sights and landscapes are photogenic because of the vibrant, saturated colours of nature. Indulge in the bliss of Guinea-Bissau. Whatever you choose, the experience is sure to be one filled with awe!

National Ethnographic Museum

Situated in Bissau, National Ethnographic Museum is the national ethnographic museum of Guinea-Bissau. This is one of two major museums in the country.

AddressBissau, Guinea-Bissau

Visit Orango National Park

Orango National Park
The saltwater hippos of Orango National Park | Photo: Courtesy of Claire Francis/@work6travel6

With its 150,000 hectaresOrango National Park is a jewel in Guinea-Bissau. Enter the grounds and dive into the amazing nature and wildlife – hippos and chimpanzesThe park aquatic reptiles include two types of crocodile and five species of marine turtles. Here, at the island of Poilao is well known as one of the most important nesting sites in Africa for the green turtle. Orango National Park is formed by the ancient delta of the Río Geba and the Río Grande.

Fishing in Bubaque

Bubaque is one of the Bijagós Islands in Guinea-Bissau. An island with magnificent beaches, wonderful tropical fruits, wildlife and heavily forested. Well known as a fishing town, Bubaque is where you can enjoy fish catching with family and friends. And the locals are welcoming and very hospitable. Here, tourists can easily spot saltwater hippos and dolphins. Fishing in a deep location of nature always make for a great vacation experience.

Lagoas Cufada Natural Park

The Lagoas de Cufada Natural Park is simply nature in its purity. One of the top-rated attractions in Guinea-Bissau, and it was the first protected area in the country. Situated between the two great rivers of the region, the Rio Grande de Buba and Corubal River, representing the largest reserve of fresh water of Guinea-Bissau.


IBAP – the Institute of Biodiversity and Protected Areas is a great place to be for anyone who wants to know more about the culture and flora of Guinea-Bissau. Protected by the Minister in charge of the Environment, the library here offers information on everything about animals and the fruits and vegetables that are planted in the beautiful country.

AddressGranja-Pessube, Guinea-Bissau

The best of Guinea-Bissauan beaches

Things to Do in Guinea-Bissau
Sunset at the Bruce beach in Bubaque, Guinea-Bissau | Photo: Courtesy of Bruno Neto/@semedoneto

With a stunning pair of islands, there are plenty of shorelines to explore. Going for a walk on the coast is one of the best ways for tourists to get up close and personal with the unique nature and freshwaters. There are numerous water sports and beach activities to indulge. This beautiful country is home to some of the best beaches in West Africa. From watching the sunset on pure nature to going for a beach walk with your spouse on the late nights. There’s never shortage of romantic moments and pleasing experiences in Guinea-Bissau.


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