Ribeira Grande (Cape Verde)

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Ribeira Grande is the largest town of the Ribeira Grande Municipality on the island of Santo Antão, Cape Verde and has recently become a city. It is situated near the outflow of the river Ribeira Grande into the Atlantic Ocean along with Ribeira da Torre, in the northeastern part of the island. Ribeira Grande serves as an intersection with roads connecting to Ponta do Sol, to the Cova Caldera near Pico da Cruz (Estrada da Corda) and Fontainhas with the north of the land and Paúl and Porto Novo along with the rest of the island (Estrada de Litoral) which opened in 2009.




Neighbourhoods include Tarrafal de Ribeira Grande, Rua d'Agua (or Rua da Agua), Rua d'Horta (Rua da Horta) and Penha de França.



Keep Connected


Wifi is not so popular in the guesthouses/apartments. But it's easy to find a sim card with reliable 3g internet (about 5 mbps). 10 Gb will cost you approximately €25.


See also International Telephone Calls

The country calling code to the Cape Verde Islands is +238.
To make an international call from the Cape Verde Islands, the code is 00.

The telephone system is effective and improving. There is mobile phone coverage in all cities and most towns. Check with your provider as to the roaming costs.


Post offices can be found in most of big towns of the republic.


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