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Updated June 2006 /oppdatert juni 2006

Site maintained by Olav and Carmen Freire Aalberg, e-mail:: badiu @ start.no  

Feil! Fant ingen stikkord.

Reise til Kapp Verde? Her finner du bilutleie, fly, overnatting.
Do you want to travel to Cape Verde? Here it is: updated travel info

Phone and e-mail directories

Remember: If you find a 6 digit phone number, put 2 before the fixed phone´s number, an 9 before the cell phone´s.
Here, we have already corrected the numbers. 


Flight info

TACV departures from Amsterdam, Banjul, Dakar, Las Palmas, München, Paris, Lisboa, Basel, Madrid.

 

Order tickets:

Any travel agency should be able to see all flights, but may not be able to issue tickets.

 

Cabo Verde Airlines TACV - addresses in Europe:

 

Holland:

Weena 99, 3013CH Rotterdam

Tel: (+ ) 10-4115411, Fax: (+ ) 10-4124998

E-mail: rotterdam@tacv.aero

 

Tyskland: TACV: 00 49 89 5525 3333


Payment with SWIFT-code. Tickets may be picked up on the airport from where the TACV flight departs, or sent to you directly.

 

Car rental

Small cars: ca. EUR 50/day

Jeeps: ca. EUR 75/day

A jeep is recommended, as roads are basically all cobbled or even dirt/sand if you are departing from the major routes.

Gas (gasolina) is rather expensive, so people prefer gasóleo, i.e. diesel.

 

Accommodation

Hotel Holanda  

  • This is our favourite. A nice, family-like hotel in Praia, run by Amâncio, and Annie, his Dutch wife. Clean rooms in a building abundant with Amâncio´s own stone and wood-carving busts. They speak English, German, and Dutch.
    They also run a little bar on the ground floor at night, with occational live music.
  • Hotel Holanda is situated in the central Achada Santo António suburb, close to the parliament, embassies and UN/NGO buildings.
    15 min. walk to the Prainha and Quebra canela beaches, and 10 min by bus to the Plató, or old Praia city centre.

e-mail: Hotel Holanda

Web site: www.hotelholanda.com
Fax
: 00 238 262 37 10

  

Prices:

Tosengsrom med eget bad koster  270 kroner per natt.

 

Rom med bad på gangen, deles mellom to rom, koster 200 kroner. Frokost koster ca. 38 kroner.

 

Med bare én person på rommet, er prisene hhv. 210/150 kroner.

 Det kan være lurt å planlegge litt i forveien, for stedet er populært.

 

 

Guides and maps

The best guide is
Regina Fuchs
: Cabo Verde / Kapverdische Inseln (Reise know-how verlag , 2001.
(ISBN 3-8941-830-7) In German.

 In English:

Bradt Travel Guide

Irwin, Aisling & Column, Wilson: Cape Verde Islands
- The Bradt Travel Guide Bradt Publications, 2nd ed. 2002.
Not our favorite, but the only available Cape-Verde-only guide in English.

 

The best map we found was www.freytagberndt.com´s Kap Verde / Cape Verde Islands map, on 1:80 000 scale. All islands are shown separately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a general introduction to the country:

Davidson, Basil: The fortunate isles - A study in African Transformation

Swedish translation available: Kap Verde - De lyckliga öarna,

or

Lobban, Richard: Cape Verde - Crioulo colony to independant nation (available in paperback). Needs updating, but the best
short history book on Cape Verde available. For more suggestions, see our list of
favorite books and CDs or our own library

 

Other hotels on Santiago:

Hotel Tropico
Hotel 4 étoiles
Prainha
Tel: 261 42 00
Fax: 261 52 25

Hotel Praia Mar
Hotel 4 étoiles
Prainha
Tel: 261 41 53
Fax: 261 29 72

Hotel Marisol
Hotel 3 étoiles
Chã de Areia
Tel: 242 11 70
Fax: 242 10 70

Hotel América
Hotel 3 étoiles
Achada Santo António
Tel: 262 15 26
Fax: 262 14 32

Hotel Luar 
Hotel 3 étoiles
Terra Branca
Tel: 262 21 21
Fax: 263 21 01

Hotel Felicidade
Platô
Tel: 261 55 85
Fax: 261 12 89

Residencial Anjos
Platô
Tel: 261 43 37
Fax: 261 57 01

Pensão Paraiso
Platô
Tel: 261 53 39

Residencial Adega
Platô
Tel: 261 59 24
Fax: 261 59 02

Residencial Sol Atlântico
Platô
Tel: 261 28 72
Fax: 261 28 72

Pensão Rosymar
Platô
Tel: 261 63 45

Pensão Eurolines
Av. Cidade de Lisboa
Tel: 261 66 55
Fax: 261 66 60

Pensão Asa Branca
Assomada
Tel: 265 11 95
Fax: 265 11 96

Residencial Tiara
Pedra Badejo (Porto Abaixo)
Tel: 269 18 20
Fax: 269 15 01

Pensão Tata
Tarrafal
Tel: 265 11 25
Fax: 265 15 71

Hotel Mar Azul
Hotel 2 étoiles
Tarrafal
Tel: 266 12 89
Fax: 266 12 89

Hotel Tarrafal
Hotel 2 étoiles
Tarrafal
Tel: 266 17 85
Fax: 265 17 87

Ald. Turistìca Baìa Verde
Tarrafal
Tel: 266 11 28
Fax: 266 14 14

Pension Mille Nuits
Tarrafal
Tel: 266 14 63
Fax: 266 18 78

 

Fogo

Hotel Xaguate, São Filipe, Fogo

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