Both the Daily Mirror and the Sun newspapers recently featured Cape Verde. The Sun’s headline was ‘That’s Sal Folks – Sharks, sandy beaches, salt mines and all-year-round sun is why Cape Verde is a delightful getaway’. The Daily Mirror’s stated ‘Nestled on the coast of northwest Africa, Cape Verde has long been drawing in tourists thanks to its laidback charm’. Visit Cape Verde and find out why it is becoming a popular destination.
These articles are evidence, if evidence was needed, that Cape Verde is fast becoming a destination of choice. The beaches rivalling those of the Caribbean or the Seychelles.
There is a laid-back character to life in Cape Verde, with glorious weather, clear blue waters and long sandy beaches. The approach to tourism is not sophisticated and it varies from island to island. The repeated phrase you will find in Cape Verde is ‘Cape Verde – No Stress’.
You can take to the sea and see turtles, flying fish, dolphins and whales. At the same time you could also be fishing for tuna, wahoo or blue marlin. The same fresh fish are available in many restaurants or to buy on the beach.
So where and what is Cape Verde? The country comprises 10 islands, of which 9 are inhabited. Cape Verde is located approximately 350 miles (560km) off the coast of Senegal in West Africa. Each island has its own character, not only in terms of terrain, but also in respect of tourism and sophistication.
Sal is one of the most popular islands for visitors. This is about a 6 hour flight from the UK and many other cities in Europe. Sal is far enough from Europe to feel exotic and charming, while near enough to make it easy to reach.
The bars of Santa Maria, the main tourist destination on Sal, often have live music and before long people are dancing. Furthermore, the beach in Santa Maria is one of the best in the world, with long expanses of soft white sand and the clear blue waters of the Atlantic.
You should visit Cape Verde it is a great option for a holiday at any time of the year. You have a choice of islands from the flat, peaceful, relaxed atmosphere on Maio, to the mountainous character of Santo Antão or to the lively town of Santa Maria on Sal.