• Mountains of Santo Antão

  • Surfing Sal island

  • Natural pools Brava

    Brava Cape Verde
  • São Pedro beach São Vicente

    Sao Vicente Cape Verde
  • Drummers sunset Sal island

    Sal Cape Verde
  • Santa Maria beach Sal

    Sal Cape Verde
  • Fogo volcano lava

    Fogo Cape Verde
  • Kite beach Sal island

    Sal Cape Verde
  • Gardens of Brava

    Brava Cape Verde
  • Tarrafal beach Santiago

    Santiago Cape Verde
  • Paúl valley Santo Antão

    Santo Antao Cape Verde
  • Ancient rocks Maio Island

    Maio Cape Verde

Explore Cape Verde

Cape Verde – The African Caribbean

Cape Verde, sometimes known as the African Caribbean, is a group of 10 islands (9 inhabited) found in the Atlantic, approximately 600km west of Senegal and south of the Canaries. Although they have remained relatively below the radar until recently, they have a lot to offer visitors with flights under 7 hours from the UK and much of Europe and yet they are still untouched by the masses. There is a lot to do – turtle watching, whale watching, surfing, kite surfing, swimming, diving, dancing, hiking and entertainment with a taste of Africa. Each island has something different to offer including beautiful beaches, lush forests, mountains and deserts all in a tropical climate. The people are friendly, they speak Portuguese and Creole. Music, dancing and the arts are important to Cape Verdeans.

This website is intended to give you an introduction to, and a flavour of this beautiful country. We hope that you find it of interest and useful in determining your next holiday destination. There is a range of accommodation from self-catering apartments to large all-inclusive hotels. There is something for all ages and all interests. We love Cape Verde and we are confident that you will too. Please explore this site and we hope that we will be able to welcome you to this fascinating country soon.

Map of Cape Verde

Islands

Cape Verde is an archipelago comprising 10 islands, nine of which are inhabited. Here we give you a snapshot of each island, including its terrain, culture, activities and where to stay.

Travel

There are various options for getting to Cape Verde, depending on which islands you are visiting. Here we outline the options for international travel and travel within Cape Verde.

Information

This section will give you more information about Cape Verde, the beaches, environment, whale-watching and weather, making your visit to this fascinating country all the more enjoyable

News

Our news section brings you up-to-date information on Cape Verde. Get all the latest news on activities, culture, environment, events, politics, sport, tourism and latest flight info

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