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Cape Verde (Cabo Verde) Visitor Information

Climate Chart for Cape Verde (Cabo Verde)
Climate Chart for Cape Verde (Cabo Verde)

The average day time high temperature range from 20°C (68°F) to around 29°C (84°F) in the months of August to October, when there can also be rainstorms.

The best time to visit Cape Verde is from August to October, when the weather is warm, but winds can be quite strong all year round. The rest of the year is much cooler.

All visitors to Cape Verde require a visa.

Listing of Embassies and/or Consulates for Cape Verde located around the world

Official Currency:    Cape Verde escudo (CVE)=100 centavos
Current Exchange Rate:    Today's Exchange Rate

Banks in the major towns can change money and travellers' cheques. Travellers cheques are best taken in US Dollars and you'll find it easier to exchange cash in Pounds Sterling or US Dollars. Currency cannot be reconverted. Credit cards are only rarely accepted and then only some hotels


Flying is the best option for getting to and from Cape Verde. There are regular flights from Lisbon and less frequent flights from other European centres.

Domestic Flights
TACV - Cabo Verde Airlines is the main domestic carrier. There's a network of expensive internal flights between the islands; between Praia, Mindelo and Sal there are flights at least once daily. Private charters are available from Cape Verde Express air-taxi service.


Taxis are generally very expensive and few and far between, travelling around the islands is best by bus or truck.


You can rent cars on São Tiago, Fogo, São Vicente and Sal. Traffic drives on the right hand side and an International Driving Licence is required.

1st January - New Years' Day
20 January - National Heroes Day
1 May - Labour Day
1 June - Youth Day
5 July - Independence Day
15 August - Feast of the Assumption
1 November - All Saints' Day
December 25th - Christmas Day
Moveable holidays include Easter Sunday and Monday

Electric Power is 220V - 240V running at 50Hz.
The Plug type used is: "Type C, E & F"

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