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Cape Verde beaches

Cape Verde has an abundance of lovely beaches. Some are white sand and some are black from the volcanic action in the past. This picture was taken on the island of São Vicente. Cape Verde beaches are often deserted, except on the more touristy islands.

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Vila do Maio beach – Bitxe Rotxa

There are so many lovely beaches to choose from in Cape Verde. On the small, sleepy island of Maio, the beaches are often deserted. This picture is of the main beach, known as Bitxe Rotxa, in Vila do Maio. There are two bars on the beach one of which (Bar Tropikal) stages live music on Saturday evenings. Maio is a lovely, peaceful place for a relaxing holiday, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

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Photo of the week – Boats on the beach on Maio

The main beach (Bitxe Rotxa) in Vila do Maio is a lovely place to enjoy the sun and sea, with bars on the beach where you can eat and drink. The colourful boats are evidence of one of the main trades, namely fishing. Fresh fish can be purchased every day.

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Photo of the week – Cape Verde Beaches

Beautiful beaches are plentiful in Cape Verde. Some are fine, golden sand like this one on the island of Santiago, and some are black sand from the volcanic ash.