About Bissau

Let's have a look around into background of Bissau
  • Country: Guinea-Bissau
  • Latitude: 11.85
  • Longitude: -15.5833333
  • Time zone: Africa/Bissau
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -0 hours

Weather in Bissau

  • Climate: tropical monsoon climate
  • Best Time to Visit: November and February


Bissau is the capital city of Guinea-Bissau. In 2007 Bissau had an estimated population of 407,424.Bissau is located on the Geba River estuary, off the Atlantic Ocean, and is Guinea-Bissau's largest city, major port, and its administrative and military centre.

Distance from Bissau center to Airport

Osvaldo Vieira International Airport

Driving Distance: 9 miles / 14 km

Driving Time: 14 minutes

Languages: French followed by English

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Osvaldo Vieira International Airport

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – No tipping

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: No tipping
  • Housekeeper: No tipping
  • Concierge: Between No tipping

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: No tipping

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Bissora,
  • Canchungo,
  • Farim

Emergency Contact Numbers in Bissau city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 192,191,193
  • Airport: Osvaldo Vieira International Airport (+55 67 99297-1409)
  • Hospital:  Hospital Nacional Simao Mendes ( +245 955 348 876)


Let’s step into extensive list of To Dos in Bissau.

  • Feast of the Vaca Bruto
  • Carnival in Bissau
  • Turtle nesting

Tourist Attractions

  • Mesquita Bissau 
  • Igreja Catolica da Bissau
  • Presidential Palace

Theatre & Concerts

  • Cine Maxi
  • Top Restaurants:
  • arnaval in Africa: Photographs of Guinea Bissau by Doran H. Ross

Visit Top Restaurants in Bissau

  • Oporto
  • Coqueiros Bar Bissau
  • Pastelaria Imperio

Top Shopping Centers in Bissau

  • Mercado Central
  • Bissau Main Market 
  • Centro Artistico Juvenil

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Museu Nacional
  • Square of the Empire  

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Burgers – Oporto
  • Beer - Coqueiros Bar Bissau
  • Coffee -  Pastelaria Imperio

Sports Club

  • Sporting Clube Da Guine Bissau - soccer
  • Acaja Club – football clubs

Shelling Out Dollars

Imported beer: 7.17 K

3 BHK (Downtown): 2,800.00 K           

Cheap meal: 13.00 K        

Gasoline: 2.05 K    

3 course meal: 105.00 K