Bijagos Islands, Guinea-Bissau: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Bijagos Islands, Guinea-Bissau? If you're planning to go to Bijagos Islands, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Bijagos Islands, Guinea-Bissau

Based on the climate and weather in Bijagos Islands, the best time to go is January. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Bijagos Islands, Guinea-Bissau by month

January

January in Bijagos Islands is extremely hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

February

February here can be excruciatingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light shorts
  • Light dresses
  • Tank tops
  • Sandals

March

March in Bijagos Islands can be blisteringly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Tank tops
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Light dresses
  • Light shorts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses

April

If you go to Bijagos Islands in April, you will notice that it is unbearably hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Light dresses
  • Tank tops
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light shorts
  • Sandals

May

If you visit Bijagos Islands during May, you are likely to find that it is scorchingly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Light shorts
  • Skirts
  • Tank tops
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion

June

Traveling to Bijagos Islands in June, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear

July

In July, Bijagos Islands is consistently hot. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Bijagos Islands, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Sandals

August

In August, Bijagos Islands is really hot. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Bijagos Islands, with most of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Shorts

September

If you vacation in Bijagos Islands during September, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals

October

October in Bijagos Islands can be very hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses

November

If you are traveling to Bijagos Islands in November, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts

December

December in Bijagos Islands is consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Bijagos Islands, Guinea-Bissau

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Bijagos Islands, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C
  • A SIM card that works in Bijagos Islands

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