Shopping in Sal Rei
One of two bakeries in Sal Rei.
In addition to the typical local bread products, you will also find cakes and snacks in the form of pizza pieces.
This bakery stands out especially because of the selection.
Please note that the baker (like almost all shops) takes a lunch break.
One of two bakeries in Sal Rei.
Here you get besides rolls and corn bread very tasty coconut snails. The selection is not as big as at Santos, the quality doesn't suffer.
Please note that the baker takes a lunch break.
This cafe made it into our ranking, as it is the only one in Sal Rei so far where you can eat whole grain bread.
If you order in advance, a fresh bread will be prepared for you, which you only have to pick up.
You can also have breakfast here very well, all meals are prepared fresh every day!
The coffee from the sieve carrier machine is a pleasure.
A very large supermarket.
Here you can find stationery, household items, furniture and much more besides the products of daily use.
The supermarket has the widest range of goods in Sal Rei. It has an emergency generator, which is important to ensure the cold chain during the power fluctuations that exist in Sal Rei.
In case of emergency we have a pharmacy in Sal Rei.
Here you will find everything to ease the little aches and pains. (Cold, diarrhea, etc.)
It can happen that a product is sold out, we are on an island and the pharmacy is dependent on deliveries from Santiago.
Boa Vista's fish market is a little hidden next to the new big harbour.
Here the local fishermen deliver their goods every day. You will find everything the sea has to offer, tuna, gilthead, serra, garoupa and much more.
The prices are very moderate, and if you wish the fish will be cleaned for you.
There are two butcher's shops in Sal Rei, our favourite is somewhat hidden.
In the street behind the Shell gas station you will find a first class butcher, which stands out for its freshness, cleanliness and taste.
Besides a large selection of sausages and meat products the butcher also has a very good selection of cheese products.
In any case try "Queijo de cabra" the local goat cheese.
On our market place you will find our local vegetable market in an old colonial house. Here in the morning the freshly harvested vegetables from Norte are delivered and sold to the population and holidaymakers. Here everything is fresh and in any case this place is worth a visit.
On the upper floor there are some souvenir sellers who will kindly ask you to come along when you go shopping. Just a "Nao obrigada" ("No thanks") and the matter is settled ;-)
Of course you can pay with Euro everywhere in Boa Vista, but we recommend using Escudo as a means of payment. The exchange rate is 1 Euro to 110 Escudo, most shops convert 1 Euro to 100 Escudo. Doesn't sound like much, seen on a holiday of 14 days, there are a lot of Euros.
Unfortunately, in Europe you will not get an Escudo from the house bank, because the currency may not be exported. For all of you who think about exchanging Euros at the capeverdian bank, forget it. From my own experience I tell you, this can take up to 4 hours!
Just put your bank card into the machine and take it out, it always works and costs between 2 and 5 Euro handling fees in Germany.