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From Bolama, it's only 20 miles northwest to the city center of Bissau.
There's something special about the ocean. Be sure to grab the sunscreen and travel to Rubane Beach, 25 miles to the southwest.
Learn anecdotes from past times at Bolama Court and Bolama Governor's Palace. The whole family will enjoy a visit to these popular local historical sites.
If you're obsessed with soccer, you will love the atmosphere at Estadio 24 de Setembro. It's the home grounds of the Guinea-Bissau national football team and Sport Bissau e Benfica, and located in Bissau, 20 miles to the northwest of Bolama. After the game, follow the stream of local sports fans to the nearby pubs to relive the match's greatest moments.
Many tourists consider heading out to Rubane, 30 miles away, or Quinhamel, which is 35 miles away.
Despite the fact that you probably shouldn't wear your pajamas and slippers, picnicking and beach combing are ideal ways to chill out and enjoy being outside in this region.
Take a trip to the region's art museums. These cultural institutions are popular among visitors, particularly when the weather is a little moody.
For something out in the open air that will interest the entire family, visit the region's open-air markets.
Tales from long ago come to life as you wander through the historic sites of Guinea-Bissau. Don't miss its old towns, fortresses and historic palaces.
Prepare your taste buds to go on an exciting adventure through the culinary traditions of Guinea-Bissau.
Be sure to ask about the more common regional ingredients, such as peppers and millet.
Why not order jollof (rice) or yucca fries? Both of these are common fare around here.
Excite your sweet tooth with some fried banana, an enticing dessert.
Whatever the time of day, you can always have a non-alcoholic black tea,
The real spirit of a destination is to be found not only within its scenery, but also within its language. Practicing a few useful expressions in Portuguese will make your travels much more rewarding. Chamo-me.. translates to my name is.. in Portuguese. You should also try pronouncing Feliz aniversário! (happy birthday).
You will be happy to learn that the 24th of September is Independence Day, a day of celebration throughout the nation.
If only vacations never ended. However, you're going to have to bid "Adeus" to Bolama sooner or later. At least once you arrive home you'll have loads of amazing tales to tell!
If you plan on traveling by plane, please be advised that the handiest airport for you is 25 miles to the northwest.
Located in the heart of Bissau, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of French Cultural Center, Porto Pidjiguiti and Bissau Velho. Fortaleza d'Amura and Presidential Palace are also within 10 minutes.
Situated in Bissau, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of French Cultural Center, Porto Pidjiguiti and Bissau Velho. Presidential Palace and Fortaleza d'Amura are also within 15 minutes.
Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from National Ethnographic Museum and within 3 miles (5 km) of Estadio 24 de Setembro and Presidential Palace. French Cultural Center and Bissau Velho are also within 3 miles (5 km).