Bafatá is a city in Guinea-Bissau.
Bafatá lies in an area which is known for its wildlife, including monkeys. Bafatá’s main industry is brickmaking. The city is known for the birthplace of Amílcar Cabral.
Easily reached from Bissau - a two hour drive on a good road. Plenty of sept-places.
About one hours' drive from Gabú - also on a good road.
The "paragem" (bus station) is a bit far away from the old colonial centre. It's a shorter walk if you get off at the Amilcar Cabral Monument and walk downhill to the river
There are a few restaurants in town, ask around about where to find them, people are most helpful.
Bar Kasumai in central Bafata (next to the old Church) serves imported beers and soft drinks late into the night. Basic meals are available here. African atmosphere.
Hotel Maimuna Cape, located on the main street in central Bafata (turn left at the main intersection as you arrive from Bissau) has a few basic rooms with fan and shower. Electricity is supplied from the hotel's power generator from 7PM to 5AM only. Bucket showers. No food.
Bafata is covered by the three mobile phone networks of Guinea-Bissau.