Raymond Singleton-McGuire advises all Trip Advisors – Beware!

As in Cape Verde there does not appear to be a recognised exchange rate, apart from £1.00 equals the same as €1.00 and both £1.00 and €1.00 buys you 100 CV Escudos (local currency). Therefore, to maximise your money, it is best to exchange your GB Pounds into Euros before you leave the UK, which should give you approximately, (at today’s rate), €1.15 to the pound. Then when you arrive, attempt to get a 110 CV Escudos to €1.00, which all-in-all = 127.00 CV Escudos to the GB pound. If you simply hand over £1.00, they will only give you 100 CV Escudos in return.