African Islands to Explore PART III: Cabo Verde, the Green Cape

African Islands to Explore PART III: Cabo Verde, the Green Cape

The potential of travel in Africa continues to increase as interesting destinations become more popular and hidden ones are unveiled for the world to see & marvel and as a possible source of revenue for the state government. It’s a win-win in both ways, travellers from far and wide get to experience a new world and the locals get sources of income to supplement their livelihood. brings this series to open the eyes and minds of all to the possibilities and beauties of Africa. Start planning your itinerary and making possible plans for your future vacations.Whether the motto for your ideal vacation is refreshing or adventurous, Cabo Verde gives you the best of both!

Cabo Verde, an island country spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean is located about 600 kilometres off the coast of Western Africa and has one of the highest tourist arrivals growth rate. It is particularly known for the immense amount of living species – plant and animal peculiar to it. The possibility of island-hopping makes this archipelago even more interesting!

Nature-loving travellers would have the perfect time at Cabo Verde where the ambience is a fusion of sunlight and flora. The zen-searching tourists can lounge on the beach and enjoy the cool evening breeze and sound of the water slapping the rocks. ince the beaches are not always crowded, you get the perk of feeling like you’re lounging on your very own private beach!


Of Cabo Verde’s 10 islands, nine are inhabited – the Sal, Boa Vista, Santiago, São Vicente, Santo Antão, São Nicolau, Maio, Fogo and Brava. Sal is main hub for tourism as most visitors come in through the international airport located there. It is home to Santa Maria, where a magnificent beach of fine white sand enough to soothe frayed nerves. Boa Vista is somewhat similar to Sal has been attracting curious travelers who yearn for the ideal sunny holiday. As cultural centre of the country, São Vicente charms many with Mindelo it’s main town. Santo Antão, a ferry ride away from São Vicente scenic atmosphere is perfect for intimate getaways. Santiago is the largest of all the islands, it houses the seat of government and Cidade Velhe, the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in the archipelago.

Don’t forget to learn a little portuguese and creole while there. History buffs should remember make pit stops at the Cidade Velhe, one of the UNESCO-designated sites and adventure lovers are free to get a taste of the wildlife and for the lovers, this makes for an amazing honeymoon and wedding destination!


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