Cape Verde

This African country was part of the Portuguese empire in 1495 and subsequently is a mix of Portuguese and African people and language. The islands became independent in 1975 and the ancestry and history is evident throughout the ten stunning volcanic islands. Expect flavours, colours and

experiences influenced by a landscape founded in old volcanic lava and rock. The eruptions seem to have added to the colour and vibrancy – Cape Verde’s islands are bursting with fruit and fauna. There is so much to sample, taste and enjoy. Here are some of the country’s most desirable spots.

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Each of the volcanic islands of Cape Verde is worth seeing, for the diverse collection of wildlife, flora and fauna. This landscape of lava is both extraordinary and extreme and each island has its own character and personality to invite and excite a visitor. From walking the tails along craters to eating papaya on the

porches of Assomada, hopping around the islands gives a taste of a country full of culture, history and wild beauty.Enjoy the sea, the sun and the many flavours of these islands all formed with their own story and scenery.

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Top 5 things to do in Cape Verde

10 facts about Cape Verde


Cape Verde lies 500 kilometres off the coast of West Africa, making it a serious sun trap for those that love their holidays hot.


Sal's capital city of Espargos means 'asparagus' in Portuguese, referring to the wild vegetable asparagus stalk which grows in sandy areas around the island.


The easiest and cheapest way of getting around Cape Verde is by buses known as 'aluguers’. Often packed, you’ll have to shout when you want to get off!


The islands’ main industries are basket weaving and clay sculpture, you can pick up some of these crafts at one of the island’s markets.


The active volcano, Pico Do Fogo on the island of Fogo, is the highest peak of Cape Verde at 2,829 metres above sea level.


You can fly between the islands of Cape Verde with TACV, but you’ll have to take a ferry to the smaller islands of Santo Antão or Brava.


The island of Säo Vicente boasts Cape Verde’s only golf course. It is a simple course but fun for an afternoon of practicing your putt.


Sal and Boa Vista are the best places to go whale watching and you can even see turtles nesting between the months of June and October.


You’ll be surprised at the array of nightlife in Cape Verde and a night of dancing to local Creole bands is a must.


The beautiful Cova Krater in Ribeira Grande contains rich plant life which thrives on the volcanic environment.