- Do I need a visa to visit the Cape Verde Islands?
- How long is the flight from Ireland / UK to Cape Verde?
- What is the time difference between Ireland / UK and Cape Verde?
- Do I need Malaria tablets?
- Can I use my mobile phone?
- Is there a car hire service available on the Islands?
- What are the opening times in Cape Verde?
- What are the medical facilities like in Cape Verde?
- Am I allowed to take my pet to Cape Verde?
- Can foreign nationals own property in Cape Verde?
- What is the legal system in Cape Verde?
- What is the title of the property – Freehold or Leasehold?
- What are the charges involved with a purchase in Cape Verde?
- How can I arrange a site inspection tour?
A.Yes a visa is required for entry into the country, it imperative that your passport is valid for at least 6 months prior to your visit, visitors can obtain a visa at Sal international airport, or it can be organised prior to your visit by contacting the nearest Cape Verde or Portuguese Embassy.
A. Flight time is approximately 5 – 5½ hours.
A. Time difference is 1 hour; however this increases to 2 hours in summer months due to daylight savings in Ireland / UK.
A. There is no Malaria present in Cape Verde, with the exception of Santiago during September to November.
A. Mobile phones do work in Cape Verde, however making overseas calls from Cape Verde is extremely expensive and it is recommended that you purchase a local pre – paid SIM card on arrival and be given a local number, it is also recommended to avoid using the hotel room phone.
A. Yes, you will find a car hire service located in Sal airport and in the town of Santa Maria.
A. Opening times are Monday – Friday 0800 – 1200/1400 – 1800 everywhere is closed on Public Holidays and Sundays. Banks 0800 – 1500
A. Medical facilities are available on all the islands, private hospitals and clinics can be found on the larger islands and Pharmacies can be found in the majority of towns. The hospital in the capital Praia is modern and equipped adequately with the majority of staff being Cuban nationals or have been trained in Cuba.
A. Yes provided all animals are vaccinated and you bring an updated vaccination card.
A. Yes foreign nationals are free to purchase property in Cape Verde.
A. It is a civil system based on Portuguese law with alterations to suit local traditions.
A. All land on Cape Verde is Freehold.
A. There are a number of charges that must be paid when purchasing in Cape Verde and we would advise any potential buyers to seek the advice of there solicitor / accountant prior to signing the contract on any development. The reader should not forget to budget for the cost of management fees to cover the running of the complex, utility fees etc.
A. All existing or potential purchasers are welcome to visit the site, every effort will be made to accommodate a walk around the unit in question, this can be arranged by calling or emailing the Paradise Beach sales team in Santa Maria [Jose Martins / Laura Power] who will organise and send you on a detailed itinerary for such a visit.