German run place with large, secure area near the airport, free pool and laundry usage and good restaurant (closed in Feb 17), usually allows camping but ask first, good place for leaving the vehicle for a visit to the Bjagos Islands
5000CFA/night (7,62€) per tent, parking 1000CFA/day (1,52€) if leaving vehicle to go to the islands
We met with the consul and explained our situation and intended route through the country. He was very friendly and gave us tips on what to see. We could collect our post-dated visas later the same day. It was one of the easiest visa applications so far.
We had to fill out one form and hand in one passport photo.
Costs are 40.000CFA/person (61€) for a one month visa valid for three months from the date of issue (post-dating no problem).
Bar and restaurant. Lots of space to camp underneath a sky of rainforest and frolicking monkeys. Excellent toilets and showers with purple soap. Ask for Porno who offers an efficient and warm welcome to this female initiated and run co-operative. On some days there is a stall selling local non-pharmaceutical medicines and honey. The site is situated within the village of Jemberem where you can find a nightclub, bars, restaurants and shops. Guides also operate from the camp and escort you on early morning trips to see chimpanzees have their breakfast.
Bar and restaurant. Secure. A little shade. Make sure you are not anywhere near the very noisy generator which runs for most of the night. No showers but there is a toilet. Hammocks and view over the waterfalls. CFA 6000 for two
5000 CFA per night for 2 people to camp in the Hotel grounds. There is a nice pool & restaurant area on the waters edge & generator for power. Although the place is somewhat run down & the gardens could do with some work, it was a nice place to spend a few days. The restaurant gets a lot of business for lunch (good oysters & seafood) so don't leave car unlocked. ( Although we had no problems) Use of toilets near restaurant & showers available at the back of the pool area. Joseph the owner sailed here from Italy 7 years ago, planning to sail on to Brazil but didn't get any further. Drive through Quinhámel & turn off to left at 11.887908, -15.875222. Liza & Jason.
Camping along the beach under palm trees. This is a true tropical paradise.
nicest beach in Guinea Bissau mainland. A long way on unpaved road but it is worth to do it. It is also for 2wd cars no problem but than stay closer to varela. Further on the sand gets deep. There are a lot of places direct at the beach with shade areas. Beach is very clean with nice sand. First time we stay here was 1st of Mai when every year a big festival is. If it is in your time so do not miss the amazing event. Second time we were here end of Mai. During the week we had the beach for us only a cow was there with us 😉 On weekend some expats come here.
The clean room cost here 15000cfa for two and so one of the cheapest places you can find here.
The French owner is very friendly and helpful.
Restaurant have a menu and the food is very good.
Nice very clean bungalows with own shower and toilet for 22000cfa for 2pers/night incl. breakfast.
Shady areas around so you can relax during the day.
Some small sandy beach are not far from here.
we stayed 2 nights at this wonderful iland at the amazing bungalows.
The menu here is unbelievable.
also the prices....😯
we got a spezial price as it was out of the season
62000 for 2 person in a bungalow with aircon fridge and tv incl breakfast and 1 menu.
a plate is 7000 a menu is 13000 cfa
they pick you up with a boat in Bubaque if you want to visit the iland. It is for free if you take a plate or more
we loved the days here even it is not our normal butget .
Unfortunately the french owners are not as friendly as the stuff is.
No signs and can be difficult to find. Pink and light blue wall with door. Opposite green building. Knock for security. Need photocopy of passport, yellow fever cert, and Bissau visa. Two passport photos. One month single entry is 30,000cfa. Multiple entry is minimum 2 months and 60,000cfa. Handed in at 11, pick up at 3. Open from 0830-1500 Monday to Friday.
Update: I wrote the minimum is two months if you want a multiple entry visa. As it turns out the ambassador tried to scam me and it is actually 30,000 for a one month multiple entry visa - but watch out for the scam, he wanted me to pay 60,000
We visit the city cacheu which seems it was a wonderful nice place in the peak time when portugeses were here.
After the visit we sleeped at this remote shadow area with nice fresh brise from the sea.
The road is narrow and to come here will not be funny with big rigs with a high over 2.8m. ours is 2.5m and it worked perfect.
The people walking around sometimes here coming from work in the field are very friendly and shy. It seem no tourist came ever here😉
Police invent document they say you need, also say insurance is wrong. Ask for 75 euro to leave. Make sure you have all papers. Make sure you get passavant or a note for Guinea-Bissau as douane says you do not need but police will fine you. Make sure you have CEDEAO insurance that's states every country. Beware of this checkpoint
immigration one side of the road
Customs the other side
Customs stamped my carnet. i don't know about a TIP. GB isn't a listed carnet country for me. but they kind of knew it. i had to explain how to use thr carnet though. all very friendly
quality welding available here, but they're not mechanics. Just before Galp garage going northbound out of Bissau. I got my pannier rack substantially repaired and modified here for my motorcycle. The main guy speaks French, but has a guy called Lamin who can speak English too. These guys are really good. The finished result had good welded seams, was grinded down and shaped to remove sharp edges and painted after. Original quote was 12k cfa, but haggle down to 10k. Was so happy with finished result that I happily paid 12k. They also looked after me for the 3 hours, getting me a seat in the shade, buying me a coke and banana etc.
At this location you can get a pirogue to the small island opposite where there is a deserted half built colonial town. The boat owners won't make themselves obvious so best to ask at a couple of stalls. When you get to the island, it is best to agree a time to be collected. don't pay until you're back on the mainland. should be less than 1000 cfa in total.
Waterfront bar, accessible from the east only. good view and cheap beer. 500 cfa for a large glass. It's a bit rough round the edges as supposedly the back is used as a brothel, but it felt safe and has the best view in bissau
We stayed here for one night after we asked at hotel Visiom, there it was only possible to stay in a room for 10.000CFA and there weren't very helpful. We wanted to sleep in our rooftent and we decided to ask at the hospital. They granted us access and we could spend the night there in our rooftent, including the use of a shower and toilet. They were very kind, but did not speak English or French, only Portuguese. However we made clear what we wanted and after a phone call it was okay. We passed the night there for free and gave them something little. Next time we definitely will go ask there again!