Sometimes known as the African Caribbean, Cape Verde is a group of 10 islands (9 inhabited) in the Atlantic. It is situated approximately 600km west of Senegal and south of the Canaries. Whilst still widely known as Cape Verde, the official name is the Portuguese version – Cabo Verde. This country has remained relatively below the radar until recently however, the islands have a lot to offer visitors. Flights to Cape Verde are under 7 hours from the UK and much of Europe and yet the country is relatively undiscovered by many.
There is a lot to do – turtle watching, whale watching, surfing, kite surfing, swimming, diving and hiking. The Cape Verde culture is influenced by a mixture of African, Brazilian and Portuguese cultures. The Cape Verdeans love music, dancing and the arts, therefore, lively nightlife can be enjoyed. Each island offers something different, above all beautiful beaches, lush forests, mountains and deserts all in a tropical climate. The people speak Portuguese and Creole but above all they are friendly and welcoming.
There is variety of terrain across the 10 islands from sandy deserts to soaring mountains. In Cape Verde mountains are found on all the islands, but most significantly on Santiago, São Nicolau, Santo Antão, Sao Vicente and Fogo. The other islands are much flatter, but also interesting and generally with nicer beaches.
This website is intended to give you an introduction to, and also a flavour of this beautiful country. We hope that you find it of interest and useful in determining your next holiday destination. There is a range of accommodation from self-catering apartments to large all-inclusive hotels. There is something for everyone – all ages and all interests. We love Cape Verde and we are sure that you will also. Please explore this site and we hope that we will be able to welcome you to this fascinating country, so that you can discover Cape Verde for yourself.