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Bolama

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Bolama is a city in Guinea-Bissau.

Get in[edit]

Map of Bolama

Pirogues are leaving regularly from Bissaus Pidjiguiti harbour, the ride takes about three hours. Price: 2000 FCFA (2007)

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

Bolama Court
Bolama

Impressive and decaying colonial buildings from the time when Bolama was capital of Guinea Bissau.

Do[edit]

There are some good beaches on the island, though you'll have to walk for some km's from town - or rent a bike or motorbike. Make sure to be there at high tide.

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

Restaurants are scarce, but there are some bars serving goats meat with bread, and the PRODEPA hotel can arrange food, if ordered in advance.

Drink[edit]

There is a nice little bar at the harbour, good place to enjoy a beer while watching life going on at the harbour.

Sleep[edit]

  • NGO PRODEPA (Projecto de Desenvolvimento da Pesca Artesanal) runs a nice and comfortable hotel close to the harbour. Has hot water and aircon.
  • 1 Hotel Samaritana, +245 724 24 76.

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