Money & costs
All purchases can be made in the local currency dobras, but often you can also pay in euros or US dollars or both, especially at tourist outlets and for big purchases. West or Central African CFA are generally not accepted.
There are no ATMs on the islands. Credit cards (MasterCard and Visa) are accepted only at the top-end hotels. Euros and US dollars, in cash or travellers cheques, are widely accepted at hotels, shops and restaurants, and can be changed at banks and at moneychangers at and around São Tomé town’s Mercado Municipal.