Welcome to Cape Verde

Cape Verde travel information news and more…

The Cape Verde islands are floating in the Atlantic and have managed to stay blissfully below the radar. They are two hours south of the Canaries and just off the west coast of Africa. With flights under 7 hours from much of Europe they are still surprisingly untouched by the masses. You can enjoy magnificent beaches and a variety of water sports with excellent conditions. There are also hiking opportunities, entertainment and a taste of African culture, all within a superb climate. CV is made up of 9 inhabited islands Santo Antão, São Vicente, São Nicolau, Sal, Boa Vista, Maio, Santiago, Fogo and Brava.

This country enjoys its own diverse culture influenced by Africa, Portugal and Brazil. Each island offers something different, with enough beauty and charm for even the most seasoned traveller. This website is intended to give you an introduction to, and flavour of this beautiful country. We hope that you find it of interest and useful in determining your next holiday destination. 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 lovely 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 upon which island(s) you are visiting. Here we outline the options for international travel and also for 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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Boa Vista

Boa Vista

Boa Vista Cape Verde is known for turtles, traditional music, water sports, sand dunes, long sandy beaches, kite surfing as well as its ultra-marathon…

Brava

Brave Cape Verde

Brava Cape Verde is the smallest and greenest island, often referred to as the island of flowers including oleander, almond trees, and coconut palms…

Fogo

Geography

Fogo Cape Verde is the most prominent of the islands. It rises to nearly 3,000 m above sea level at its summit, Pico do Fogo…

Maio

Cape Verde News

Maio Cape Verde is the perfect ‘away from it all’ destination with long white sandy beaches, acacia forests, coconut palms and tranquility in abundance…

Sal

Sal Cape Verde

Sal is the most developed of all the Cape Verde Islands in terms of tourism. You’ll find everything from trendy surf shops to Sal Cape Verde is probably the most developed of the islands in terms of tourism. You will find lovely beaches, colourful cafes and restaurants…

Santiago

Santiago Cape Verde

Santiago Cape Verde is the largest island. It is an important agricultural centre, home to half the nation’s population and to the capital city Praia…

Santo Antão

Santo Antao Cape Verde

Santo Antão Cape Verde is the largest of the islands. It has precipitous peaks, jaw-dropping ravines and tiny villages clinging to its mountainsides…

São Nicolau

Sao Nicolau Cape Verde

São Nicolau Cape Verde is a mountainous island with stunning scenery. Tourism is in its infancy here so the island still retains a genuine unspoilt feel…

São Vicente

Sao Vicente Cape Verde

Sāo Vicente Cape Verde has mountains and beaches that are a magnet for windsurfers and are a feature of this island. It also has Mindelo city, the cultural hub…

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