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Stay Safe & Healthy In Praia

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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 still a fairly secure city in general, take cautious not to flash any costly jewelry or technology like as iPhones. In recent years, Cape Verde has experienced an upsurge in minor crimes perpetrated mostly by groups of young males; thus, avoid gatherings of young men, particularly at night.

Praia is very poorly illuminated at night, so be cautious in areas where there are no street lights when you are alone, and always go in couples or bigger groups for safety. If anything does happen, there are police stations located around the city, as well as a general hospital in the city center.

How To Travel To Praia

BY PLAINPraia 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...

How To Get Around In Praia

Numerous bus stations dot the city, and taxis are plentiful.BY BUSThe 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 / SUPERMARKETMilk1 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$ 0.85RESTAURANTSDinner (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.BuildingsPraia town hall (Antiga Câmara Municipal). The town hall, built in neoclassical style with a...

Food & Restaurants In Praia

BudgetSovaco 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-rangeRestaurante 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...

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