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Cape Verde

Only six hours flying time from the major airports of Europe, the volcanic Cape Verde archipelago, lying in the Atlantic Ocean off the bulge of Africa, is rapidly emerging as an inspiring holiday destination for those seeking something different.

The nine inhabited islands are bursting with their own individual character and unique musical culture, besides offering plenty of opportunities for relaxation or active pursuits.

The rapidly developing island of Sal is particularly popular, with long white sandy beaches luring European beach buffs and watersports enthusiasts.

The main tourist town, Santa Maria, near the international airport, is earning its place on the global map as a surfing destination, and also as a major draw for windsurfers and kite surfers, with its trade winds and winter swells.

A former Portuguese colony, Cape Verde is now a struggling Republic, scourged by drought in the last century, which prompted heavy emigration. Exploiting the natural assets of the islands by encouraging tourism has now become a valuable injection for the economy.

Apart from beaches, the islands also offer impressive mountains, volcanoes, delicious seafood and an interesting African/Portuguese cultural mix. The distinctive music of the islands, carried abroad by renowned singer, Cesara Evora, 'the barefoot diva', also adds to Cape Verde's character.

Most visitors utilise the inter-island ferries or domestic airline to explore more than just one of these somewhat barren and ruggedly beautiful islands, each of which has unique sights or experiences to offer. In a frenetic world Cape Verde remains slow, unsophisticated and secure, with a stable democratic government, ready to welcome those seeking a simple holiday far from the madding crowd.

Information & Facts

Climate

The tropical climate of Cape Verde is tempered by trade winds, with temperatures remaining constant most of the year. Temperatures average between 78°F and 86°F (26°C - 30°C) year-round, but it can get hotter on the flatter islands or inland. The weather does vary slightly from island to island in the archipelago, depending on each island's geography and location. There is almost uninterrupted sunshine from November to May but the winds usually keep the heat bearable.

The wind can be strong in Cape Verde and although it is great for making waves for surfing and the like it is also important to note that visitors should pay attention to the lifeguard warnings and flags for their own safety when the surf is powerful. The rainy season is during August, September and October; the amount of rain is rather unpredictable and Cape Verde has suffered severe droughts in the past. When it does rain the showers can be dramatic and sudden. The sea temperatures are lovely and warm which adds to Cape Verde's popularity.

The best time to visit the islands is between March and June (the best waves for surfers are found from April to June).

Recently opened, this new hotel is located in the centre of São Felipe city. The city is well known for his cultural and colonial character, distinguished from the other Islands by its peaceful atmosphere and quiet with the feeling of a mercantile..
Hotel located 800 m from a beach, 1 km from Mindelo port, 1.5 km from Mindelo center and 10 from Mindelo airport. Facilities and services include breakfast room, wireless Internet access (extra charge) and 24-hour reception. Rooms feature ceiling fan,..
This 3 star hotel is located on the coastline of Boa Vista.
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Situated 450 m from a marina, 1 km from a shopping mall, 1.5 km from both the beach and the center of Mindelo and 9.5 km from Cesaria Evora Airport. Facilities and services include wireless Internet access, restaurant and 24-hour reception. Apartments..
This hotel is situated in the capital city of Santa Cruz. This establishment is just 15 minutes from Tenerife North Airport and 45 minutes from Tenerife South Airport. This hotel is the ideal choice for business or holiday trips to the island. This air-conditioned..
Set in Santa matia - ilha do sal , this property is an ideal base for both business and holiday travel. There are a total of 30 rooms on the premises. The establishment is wheelchair-accessible. There is an on-site car park. Check-out is at . Pets are..
Situated exactly in the middle of 2 small beaches, yet only 5 min stroll away from the centre of Santa Maria and the local shops and restaurants.|A new and modern complex, adjacent to and partly managed by the Hotel Odjo d'Agua. This colourful property,..
With a stay at Praia Confort, you'll be centrally located in Praia, steps from Market and minutes from Estadio da Varzea With a stay at Praia Confort, you'll be centrally located in Praia, steps from Market and minutes from Estadio da Varzea. This hotel..
Located in Sao Felipe Village at Fogo Island, 1 km from the beach and 4 km from a marina. Facilities and services include restaurant, bar, terrace, wireless Internet access, business center and 24 hour reception. Rooms feature air conditioning, wireless..
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