What we normally do is take a couple of hundred Euro as a cash reserve and withdraw 20,000CVE from ATMs as needed.
Already things were now becoming expensive to withdraw local currency, but sometime around February/March 2018, the Cape Verdean banks have increased this 165 CVE charge to 200 CVE.
Times are changing here on Sal and it seems too, the same on Boa Vista. It seems the tourist is seen as the cash cow and it’s time to become more savvy.
Most hotels will provide Internet access for their guests. It will be outside of the scope of this document to list them all. Most bars and restaurants will offer WiFi to their patrons and will vary between an ever lasting WiFi code or a session connection, typically lasting an hour. You will need to ask […]
Most important point to appreciate is that in resort, the vast majority of retailers work on the principle that 100 CVE equals 1 Euro. Mathematicians among you will calculate that if paying in Euro for goods and services will be 9% more expensive.
The key thing here is that all taxies run without a metre, so it’s probably a good idea to get an acceptance of costs to ensure you’re not paying too much.