Travelers Cheques, Credit Cards and Cheques are not widely accepted in Ponta. All payments for Meals, drinks, extra dives, etc. must be made in cash. Credit cards are not recommended as only very few places accept these.
The normal currency in the area is South African Rands, but US Dollars are also accepted. It is advised to carry small denominations of Rands/Dollars as change is scarce in Ponta. There is now a Bank in Ponta Do Ouro.