Bubaque Island, Guinea-Bissau

Bubaque is one of the Bijagós Islands in Guinea-Bissau, and is also the name of its main town. Popular for sea fishing and beach BBQ.The area of the island is 75 km², it is 13.6 km long and 8 km wide. The island is known for its wildlife and is heavily forested. It is linked by ferry to Bissau and has an airstrip

The beautiful whitewashed tropical sands of Bubaque come totally deserted; peppered with salt-sprayed driftwood and leaning palms, all looking like something out of Castaway.

This is the gateway to the greater Bissagos Islands, thanks to the presence of Bubaque airport and the archipelago’s largest town, also called just Bubaque.

And what a gateway it is! A couple of colonial-era edifices line the streets of the city, stilted ports shoulder their way above the water, and the inland is in the forests that give way to secluded coves like Bruce Bay and the nameless sands around Ameta.

Epic Guinea Bissue Culture & Adventure Route © Monika Newbound

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