There are no banks, only two ATMs. It accepts
credit card withdraws, but it works precariously.
Credit cards are accepted at the hotels and restaurants of
Sao Paulo village, but they are not accepted when paying
for daytrips, transportation and restaurants at the less crowded
At the nearest city, Valença, there are Banco do Brasil,
Bradesco and Caixa Econômica Federal agencies, and two
24 hours bank, one in the bus station and another one in Cofel
Store near of the harbour.
There are several currency exchange shops,
but both the dollar and the euro are bought for lower rates
than in big cities. Other currencies are difficult to exchange.
Travelers Checks can also be difficult to exchange at times.
There are several cybercafés, cell
phone coverage, public telephones and telephone stations which
make international calls.