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How To Get Around In Praia

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Numerous bus stations dot the city, and taxis are plentiful.

BY BUS

The city is served by two major bus companies: Moura Company and Sol Atlantico. Each route is assigned a unique number. Safende to Achada Santo Antonio, Vila Nova to Achada Santo Antonio, Calbeceira to Palmarejo, Pensamento to Terra Branca, Achada Grande to Achada Santo Antonio, Sao Felipe to Plateau, Ponta D’Agua to Plateau, and Achada Mato to Palmarejo are the major lines. The majority of these routes travel through Plateau (the city’s central business district), Varzea, and Terra Branca; the bus price is around $35.

BY TAXI

When it comes to taxis, you should be cautious of unlicensed cabs that sometimes cruise the streets and may attempt to scam you off. The standard cab charge between the city’s two most remote places, for example, Pensamento to Palmarejo or Palmarejo to Achada Mato, should not exceed $1500 during the day and $1800 at night. Taxi drivers often demand a gratuity of between $50 and $100. Simply be cautious and only choose cabs equipped with a taximeter to avoid being overcharged.

BY CAR

Rental vehicle agencies are mostly located near airports, although with the increase in tourist, downtown sites have arisen as well. Rates are around $4500 per day, tax and insurance included. Typically, the first 100 kilometers are included in the purchase; beyond that, $0.10 per extra kilometer is charged.

BY FOOT

The absence of an official map makes navigating the city rather difficult, all the more so given that significant sections still lack formal street names and house numbers. Fortunately, the majority of streets in the city center and more significant areas of the city have names and numbers, and the majority of people are kind and willing to assist you. Walking between districts is not suggested, all the more so since the majority of the city’s sidewalks are composed of rough cobblestone that makes walking difficult. Additionally, bear in mind that this village is very forested, making walking difficult. However, if you want a nice aerobic exercise, give it a try!

A bike is an excellent method to navigate around Praia and the island. The issue is that bicycle rentals are few, which means that if you’re planning a bike holiday, you may need to bring your own.

How To Travel To Praia

BY PLAIN Praia is serviced by Nelson Mandela International Airport, which is located around 3 kilometers northeast of the city. TACV (the national airline) and a few European and African carriers provide flights to a variety of locations across Europe, Africa, South America, and the United States. Domestic flights are also...

Prices In Praia

MARKET / SUPERMARKET Milk1 liter$ 1.10 Tomatoes1 kg$ 0.85 Cheese0.5 kg$ 7.00 Apples1 kg$ 3.40Oranges1 kg$ 2.20Beer (domestic)0.5 l$ 0.85Bottle of Wine1 bottle$ 5.50 Coca-Cola2 liters$ 1.90Bread1 piece$ 0.65Water1.5 l$ 0.85 RESTAURANTS Dinner (Low-range)for 2$ 20.00 Dinner (Mid-range)for 2$ 45.00Dinner (High-range)for 2$ 61.00Mac Meal or similar1 meal$ 4.30Water0.33 l$ 0.75Cappuccino1 cup$ 0.60Beer (Imported)0.33 l$ 1.45Beer (domestic)0.5 l$ 1.30Coca-Cola0.33 l$ 1.75Coctail...

Sights & Landmarks In Praia

The plateau is home to a significant number of attractions. It was defended from enemies approaching by water by the ancient city wall, equipped with antique cannons. The governmental district is located in the city's southern section. Buildings Praia town hall (Antiga Câmara Municipal). The town hall, built in neoclassical style with a...

Food & Restaurants In Praia

Budget Sovaco de Cobra. Locals love this down-to-earth eatery.Café Cachito, Praça Albuquerque,  +238 2 619278-9 915740. The town's oldest bar, situated in the main plaza.Cybercafé Sofia, +238 2 617546. It's a nice spot to enjoy some local cuisine while watching the world go by. Expats and the chess community in the area love it. Mid-range Restaurante Punto D'Incontro, Avenida...

Shopping In Praia

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Stay Safe & Healthy In Praia

Praia, being the nation's capital and largest city, has a higher crime rate than the rest of the country. The majority of crimes involve minor stealing, with the majority of victims being locals rather than visitors, however there have been a few occurrences involving foreigners. So, although Praia is...

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