Money & costs
The local currency is the Central African CFA franc. There are no ATMs in Equatorial Guinea and credit cards are not accepted. Travellers cheques and cash can be changed at the banks in Malabo and Bata, but this is time-consuming and the rates and commissions are steep, so it’s best to bring the cash you’ll need in CFA.
Bargaining is expected at the markets but won’t get you much in hotels or shops.