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Major cities and airports in Cape Verde

  1. Praia – Nelson Mandela International Airport
  2. Sal – Amílcar Cabral International Airport
  3. Boa Vista – Aristides Pereira International Airport
  4. São Vicente – Cesária Évora Airport
  5. São Filipe – São Filipe Airport

Time and Communication

Cape Verde is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and does not observe daylight saving time. Mobile operators in Cape Verde include Unitel T+, CVMóvel, and Cabo Verde Telecom. Coverage is limited in some rural areas, but most of the country has cell phone coverage. Call quality is generally good, but may vary depending on the location.

Money and shopping

The currency in Cape Verde is the Cape Verdean escudo (CVE). As of March 9th, 2023, the exchange rate for 1 CVE is 0.010 USD. While some tourist destinations may accept payment in euros or US dollars, it’s recommended to use Cape Verdean escudos for most transactions. Payment by bank cards is becoming increasingly common, but it’s always a good idea to carry some cash with you, especially in smaller towns and villages. Most major credit cards are accepted, but it’s always a good idea to check with the establishment beforehand. Currency exchange offices typically operate during regular business hours.


Common transportation options in Cape Verde include taxis, minibuses, and local buses. Rental cars and scooters are also available on some islands. Ferries are available for inter-island travel. On some islands, it’s possible to explore on foot or by bicycle.

Touristic attractions

  • Cidade Velha – This historic town on the island of Santiago is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was the first European colonial settlement in the tropics.
  • Sal Island – Known for its beautiful beaches and turquoise waters, Sal is a popular destination for water sports such as windsurfing and kitesurfing.
  • Fogo Island – This volcanic island is home to the active Pico do Fogo volcano and is a popular destination for hiking and exploring.
  • Mindelo – Located on the island of São Vicente, Mindelo is known for its vibrant arts and music scene, as well as its colonial architecture.
  • Boa Vista Island – With its stunning beaches, sand dunes, and nature reserves, Boa Vista is a great destination for those looking for a peaceful getaway.
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