Cape Verde Tourist Traps

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Cape Verde Tourist Traps

  • THE FREE GIFT

    This is a Cape Verde specialty. You may even find yourself getting the 2 GIFTS SCAM. While you are out shopping a man will come up to you and start by asking what country you are from or ask if this is your first visit to Africa. After asking you a few questions about yourself the man will offer you a gift as you are a visitor. This is usually a...

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  • REFRIGERATOR MAGNETS

    Cape Verde is visited mostly by Europeans and local shop keepers have found discovered that some people collect fridge magnets. In fact, they realise that they can charge amazingly high prices for them. They will routinely ask for 5-6 Euros for a piece of plastic made in China. In fact, at these prices, you would think they would remove the China...

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  • Going to the other islands

    The best way to visit the several islands of Cape Verde is to go by plane. Unluckly the flights are often delayed or cancelled, so it's hard to organize a day trip to another island. You can go with the tours organized by the resorts, but they are a little expensive.

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  • Garbage collection :-(

    According to local people running some restaurants or hotel, local people are not so keen on saving the environment. It's reported that in Boavista they do not have any official garbage collection point ... in the pic u can see the results !Some areas are fully crowded with empty beer bottles & some other kind of garbage. Be careful not to walk...

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  • They learnt soon !

    View from the beach mentioned in Accomodatrion tip ... I think this is the only "organized" (umbrella, snack bar ...)beach in Boavista.They definitely learnt soon how to steal some money: 10 Euros !!!! a day !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy the comfort :-) Go to the Accomodation tip !!!

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  • Just like in any other...

    Just like in any other country, you might fall into many traps only because you cannot say a word of the local language. But I believe that all VT friends and people browsing VT pages are enlightened enough to learn at least the very basics. Hope I can help you with crioulo. When you try to use it in real action, do not forget that the slang is...

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Cape Verde Tourist Traps

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