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How To Travel To Praia

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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 available, both to Sal, Cape Verde’s major airport (45 minutes), and to smaller airports across the nation. Flights to Boa Vista take around 30 minutes.

The cost of a taxi from the airport to Plateau is $500. After 18:00, the price increases to $800. There is one bus line that services the airport, although it is recommended that you hire a cab instead, since this line only has one or two buses.


Additionally, you may access the city through the harbor. There are ferry boats that operate on an inconsistent timetable between Maio, Boavista, Sal, and Sao Nicolau, as well as more regular and scheduled service between Sao Vicente and Fogo.

Travelers arriving by boat arrive at Porto de Praia. As of 2014, frequent boats from Fogo (4 hours) and Brava were available (just 40 min from Fogo). The sea, on the other hand, is often turbulent and would almost certainly make you seasick – flying is much more relaxing. Porto de Praia is also the port of call for cruise passengers.

How To Get Around In Praia

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...

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

Praia has a number of marketplaces. It's worth a visit even if you don't plan to purchase anything if you want to see a true African market. One of the patterned, colorful linens manufactured in the countryside is a nice keepsake to carry home. Mercado Municipal (Mercado Central), Avenida Amílcar Cabral. From early...

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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