In April 2017, the decision was made that the South Atlantic Airbridge could no longer land on Ascension Island due to the condition of the runway surface. As a result, Cape Verde is now being used as a mid-flight stop to refuel the aircraft and conduct a crew change.
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.
There are a myriad of grocery shops around Santa Maria. So if you are travelling independently of a tour operator you will not be stuck. Most are run by Cape Verdeans or Chinese and are quite small with basic, yet limited supplies. There are also larger ‘Lojo Chinese’ outlets that hold a wider range of […]