Money & duty free for Cape Verde

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Cape Verde Escudo (CVE) = 100 centavos. Notes are in denominations of CVE5,000, 2,000, 1,000 and 500. Coins are in denominations of CVE200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1.

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Credit cards: 

Credit cards are rarely used. A few major hotels accept Visa. Currency can be obtained in banks from credit cards but charges are very high. There are ATMs in Sal, Praia and Sâo Vincent.

ATM: 

There are ATMs in Sal, Praia and Sâo Vincent.

Travellers cheques: 

Accepted in main towns and tourist areas, though the exchange can often be problematic.

Banking hours: 

Mon-Fri 0800-1400.