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Every year more and more tourist visit Cape Verde to enjoy the absolute beauty of the islands. It is formed by 10 main islands and 8 islets. On the main Islands of Cape Verde Rentalcargroup.com offers different car categories from cheap economy cars to big Suv.
Follow the next tips for a great car rental.
Cape Verde is amongst the well known Macaronesia Islands in the Atlantic Ocean 500km from the West African Coast. It, like many African countries, enjoys amazing climate of warm dry summers and light showers in mid-year.
For one, the climate, that alone will make you hesitant about leaving the area. Also, you will never get bored with all the places and cities that you must visit; one just as enchanting as the next. Cape Verde is also home to great beaches and entertaining water sports that you can either watch or go ahead and learn.
There is so much you could do; from visiting the cities, to going on walks in the islands. Visit Fogo; home to an active volcano that has formed a most unique view of the land. If you’re a fun of beautiful plants and flowers there is a whole island with a mixture of trees and flowers that will take your breath away. Cidade Velha, a historical town, is a place where you will find that Cape Verde is not only beaches and energy but also a country with a great story to tell. In able to see everything of Cape Verde it is recommendable to hire a car.
From all corners of the world, there are air planes going to Cape Verde. You can fly in any time as long as you have the right documentation. You could also get there by boat but it is available very few times and because of this it is also expensive.
Like most places, you will be required to have a passport and a visa. The Cape Verde embassies are not present in all countries and it is, therefore, possible to acquire a visa while already in the country. This option is only available to those who do not have an embassy in their countries.
You will not lack a place to sleep in this country for there are hotels and guest houses on every island. The most luxurious hotels are in the islands of Sal and Boa Vista. The cost of this accommodation depends on the area and the extravagance of the hotel or guest house you will be staying in.
There are planes and boats that will take you from isle to isle but you could simply hire a car and avoid the expense of going by air or the trouble of booking boats. Cape Verde is a really sunny place with an amazing breeze from the ocean so you would not believe how liberating to hire a car and drive around with your top down is. With a rented car, you could travel different islands by use of a ferry. Also liberating is the fact that with a hired car you could travel at any time and depending on the car hired, you could travel at ease with any number of people.
Traffic moves on the right side of the road.
At roundabouts, cars inside the circle have the right-of-way.
At intersections, vehicles on the right have the right-of-way.
Children under 12 must sit in the back seat.
The speed limit is 80 km per hour on the highways and 50 km per hour in urban areas.
During the rainy season, cobblestone roads are especially slippery and mud; rockslides are common on roads that cut through mountains.
The insurance disk must be displayed on the car windscreen.
Drivers must carry all their documentation including insurance and passport.
Drivers should pay the fine only at the central police station.
GPS systems are not availabe in Cape Verde
Rental cars are not allowed to travel to other islands.Cross border with the rented car
Please note that if you intend to travel across country or state borders, restrictions may apply. Such cross-border charges may be applied at the rental desk.Toll roads in Cape Verde
In many cities and countries you have toll roads, most toll roads you can pay with cash or with your credit card, however some car rental companies offer electronic toll devices, depending on the car rental agent the price this toll device is included in the rental price or not, in the detailed terms of each car rental agent you can find this information. The electronic toll device allows automatic payments of all fees due for passing through any electronic toll barrier, when you arrive at the car rental desk you can activate this toll device and the toll expenses will be automatically paid in your credit card.Drive your rental car in Cape Verde
Driving around in the city of Cape Verde with a rental car can be a hassle but not impossible. Its a good way to move around but we advise to have a look at the local traffic rules as they may vary with what you are used to. Take in mind that in rush hour traffic can be pretty dense and it can take longer before you reach your destination.Finding the right rental car
Traveling alone or in group? If you are a party of 7 you might want to consider renting a 9 seater vehicle. This way you will have space for any eventual luggage you are taking with you. Lots of suitcases or traveling light? We have a variety of rental cars at your disposal.Renting a car with more than 1 driver
A rental car can only be driven by the main driver but there is a possibility to add an additional driver which mostly has an extra fee. You can find out how much it is by checking the detailed terms and conditions. The extra driver will need to be present at the local rental office when picking up the car to show his/her driver license. Some restrictions may apply. Please check the detailed terms and conditions for this information.
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Cape Verde Alucar
January 09, 2018
I faced a big difference between the fees indicated on my voucher and what i had been charged in sal island
Cape Verde Hertz
January 01, 2018
The car was ready to pick up and the process was smooth and easy. we were offered a better car at no extra cost because the one we requested wasn't available.