Cape Verde practice, know


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Identity Card:
  • Capital Praia

  • People 523 568 hab. (2012)

  • Constitution Republic

  • Language : Portuguese, Cape Verdean Creole

  • Religion Catholicism

    Entry requirements:
    • Visa : You'll get your tourist visa on arrival at international ports and airports. It can also be obtained in advance from the Embassy of Cape Verde in Paris or consulate in Marseilles.

    • Passport : A valid passport is essential-on .

      • Currency Cape Verde Escudo (CVE)

      • Currency rates 1 Euro is worth about 110 VEC,

      • Change The euro is quite widely accepted, especially in cities and in areas

        tourist. You will find if exchange offices in major cities and international airports of Praia and Sal, banks may also change your money.

      • Payment Cards : International credit cards are only accepted in large hotels, also have realistic liquid on you .

      • Budget stay 1 Week 300-600 Euro

        • Restaurants
          Cheap : less than € 8 / person
          Average : 8-15 € / person
          Premium . more than 25 € / person.

          • accommodation
            Cheap : less than 20 € / night
            Average : 40 to 60 € / night
            Premium : more than 90 € / night


            How to get there?

            • By Air: There are a few direct flights from France, but most of the time you have to change in Morocco or Portugal. There are also flights from Brussels, Amsterdam, Milan and Munich. It is advisable to book your ticket in advance if you go to Cape Verde for Christmas, many Cape Verdeans returning home at this time.

              On site:

              • Car : The main road network is in fair condition, the French driving license is recognized .

              • Bus : To move through the minibus islands are a popular means of transport. Rates are negotiable and cheap, but the departure times are not fixed. There are also traditional taxis, but they are much more expensive.

              • boat A ferry is commuting between Sao Vicente Santo Antao .

              • plane : Some companies provide air links between the islands (TACV, Halcyonair ..). Packages exist, interesting if you plan to visit several islands. Delays are common.

                • Vaccinations No mandatory vaccine .

                • Tips : Do not drink tap water .

                  • Flight and delinquency: Cape Verde is a generally safe country, a minimum vigilance is however to adopt. If you do not flaunt your wealth and do not walk alone at night in the poor neighborhoods nothing should happen to you.

                    Boaters should be warned, it was reported several cases of robbery with violence, mooring and dock.

                    • Climate The Cape Verde climate is temperate, hot and dry in summer, mild and wet in winter .

                    • Average temperatures 25 & deg; C in summer and 20 & deg; C in winter .

                    • Best time to reach : Cape Verde is pleasant to visit all year long, careful anyway with Harmattan wind in charge of the Sahara sand blows in January and February.

                      Daily life: