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Getting In and Around
Visas are required for entry into Cape Verde for visitors from all countries. Make sure to have a valid passport.
Traveling between the islands is fairly easy and convenient. Several options exist for tourists with various budgets. TACV Cabo Verde Airlines is the main domestic airline for taking people between islands. To travel by sea, you may use the daily ferry service that runs between Santiago, Fogo, and Brava. Tourists usually rely on taxis, private-car hire, and minibuses for local transport.
Safety and Security
Cape Verde is quite safe, and crime is relatively low. When traveling by ferry, be aware of sea conditions before taking off. For further information, visit the U.S. Department of State
’s travel site on Cape Verde.
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has created a security ratings system called the Ibrahim Index
, wherein scores are based on each country’s quality of government. Before traveling to Cape Verde or anywhere on the continent, check the index and do your research.
The Top 3: Local Advice
1. The official language is Portuguese, but most of the locals speak Cape Verdean Creole, a mixture of Senegalese and Portuguese. English, French, German, and Spanish are also widely spoken throughout Cape Verde.
2. Agree to a price before you take a taxi, and ask your hotel about suggested taxi rates before traveling. Taxi drivers are known to hike prices for tourists.
3. Sal is the main resort island, but if you have the time and money, try to visit other islands to get a full taste of Cape Verde.