Weather at the moment
Weather all year round
Cape Verde enjoys a hot and dry climate for most of the year. There are two distinct seasons: one is dry and runs from late October to early July. It is less warm and is characterized by strong winds, especially in December and February. The other, called the "rainy season", runs from August to October with September and October with fairly high temperatures in Cape Verde.
By Western standards, life is not particularly expensive, especially for eating or travelling in the Cape Verdean islands. You will favour the boat which costs less. The national currency is the Cape Verdean escudo, but the euro is accepted in shops and taxis. The exchange rate is more expensive at the airport but the office is open more often than elsewhere. Distributors are found all over Cape Verde. Tipping is not mandatory but welcome.
It is mandatory to apply for a visa for Cape Verde. It costs 45 € for an individual for a 30-day stay. For nationals of the European Union and the United Kingdom, the visa application must be made via an online declaration to be completed a few days before arrival in Cape Verde.
No vaccinations are required for a trip to Cape Verde, but the tap water is not drinkable. Avoid consuming the artisanal cheese that can be found on some islands (especially in Santo Antão), especially that sold on the street outside restaurants (no cold chain, very poor hygiene), its consumption carries risks (brucellosis, listeriosis) and many tourists fall ill. Quite regularly, with the rainy season, a few rare malaria epidemics occur in Santiago. It is not necessary to undergo treatment but, especially from nightfall onwards, it is prudent to cover your arms and legs (long-sleeved clothing, pants) and to use mosquito repellents generously. Bring a small medical kit to treat small sores (blisters, small wounds...). Be careful not to walk on the sea urchins while swimming: the spines are painful and difficult to extract