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Cape Verde Islands, facilities and services

What to take on holiday to Cape Verde? What to wear in Cape Verde? Where to stay? Where to eat in Cape Verde?

Planning a trip to the island of  Sal, or other Cape Verde islands, then there are some things you must or consider taking with you as they may not be available on the island or, they may be more expensive:

Suncream, aftersun, mosquito repellent, hand gel, medicines/medication, re-hydration sachets, travel plug, phone, chargers, sunglasses, sun hat, euros.. Add some of these to your list.

Things to take on holiday to Cape Verde

There are reports about fly's being a nuisance at certain times of year. There are some claims that fly's are to blame for  spreading germs and causing upset tummies after landing on food. There are also other reasons for causes of upset tummies. You may have touched chairs, tables, handles that others have touched just before you bit your nails or licked your fingers........ and so on!

Within the pages on this website you will find more information which, can provide you with links to information about Sal, Boavista and other Cape Verde islands, travel, investing, facilities and services.

We still have some pages of information that are being re-built, with more info to be supplied from various sources.

The island pages may be more helpful. We haven't recommended many places ourselves, there are some restaurants preferred by some because they are known as being fish restaurants, though they will serve other meat or vegetarian dishes. There are more expensive restaurants, those for a lower budget, some on the beach, some in the back streets, bars and cafe's that sell burger and chips, Italian restaurants, Portuguese restaurants, British Bars and Restaurants, local Cape Verdean Restaurants and more.

There are over web 500 pages of information on this site, some have been updated, others re-directed to more up to date information or archived. There is also further information within the FAQ pages under different categories eg. General Info, Investment, Weddings and more.

We don't claim to be an all singing and dancing website, we can only provide information on what has been learned, discovered over the years. Not all the information can be updated and we don't have resources to go and find out information. 

General Information

The General Information section includes pages on:

Banks, Cape Verde, Islands, Mortgages.


Some information about the banks in Cape Verde, transferring funds, ATM's, cashing cheques, Western Union, Cape Verde escudo, rate of exchange and more.
Cape Verde Islands
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There are nine inhabited islands, some with large touristic hotels and developments. Other islands have less of an infrastucture, facilities or services. On the busier tourist islands in resorts and hotels there are some activities for kids, families and adults within hotels, resorts and locally on the more tourist islands. We suggest you look on sites such as 'Trip Advisor' for different island information on hotels, things to do, places to see or to eat or drink. You should also be able to find star ratings and comments that people have left for some of these. We don't 'recommend' becuase everyone's needs, tastes and budgets differ.

If you want to use local businesses instead of those in hotels for excursions you may find some advertised on Sal in the side column of web pages or, in our Yellow-E-Business section.

Here is a link to further information on the islands and activities: About Cape Verde Islands

Another link is to the island pages which has all the islands listed on the right of the page: More info about the islands