"Cape Verde - Sal Island" Top 5 Page for this destination Cape Verde by tere1

Cape Verde Travel Guide: 416 reviews and 1,121 photos

Cape Verde is a country in Africa formed by several islands. The best known are the Sal, the Boavista and the St. Vincent islands.
It was once a Portuguese colony, but since it got its own independence, back in 1975, it became a major beach destination for many Portuguese people.

It has wonderful warm weather all year around and great beaches and it's less than 4 hours flight from Lisbon.
The capital od the island is a small town/village called Santa Maria do Sal.
There is not much vegetation in the Sal island as it doesn't rain much.

The beach is very nice there, there a a few good resorts, though none of them is luxurious, they provide nice accomodation at good prices.
Food is mainly fish and the tuna beef there and the lobster are the best dishes.

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Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Good weather, nice beaches, good water sports
  • Cons:Much poverty and not much too offer
  • Last visit to Cape Verde: Nov 2003
  • Intro Updated Jul 18, 2006
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2010 at 1:45 PM

    ~ Hello, Teresa! You've seen a lot! Good for you!

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2010 at 4:46 PM

    Sounds like the Hotel needs to improve for the money you pay!

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2009 at 2:52 PM

    This was featured on television the other day,. and you show it off very well. Thank you for the tour

  • iwys's Profile Photo
    Aug 13, 2008 at 6:17 PM

    Good page with nice tips and photos. Cape Verde seems surprisingly unexotic, but I should go there as I really like lobster.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    May 5, 2008 at 10:58 AM

    Cabo Verde is one of my dream destinations! Wow, the food looks great... Thanks for sharing!

  • Zarasher's Profile Photo
    Jan 23, 2008 at 7:43 AM

    Great tips, very useful! I am thinking of going to Cape Verde this summer

  • SabrinaSummerville's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2007 at 3:12 PM

    Cape Verde was new to the Irish holiday market last Winter. I'd love to go! Thank you for the tips.

  • Minstrelette's Profile Photo
    Sep 6, 2006 at 3:41 AM

    Thanks for sharing some of your experiences. I hope to get to Cape Verde one day.

  • wandeljp's Profile Photo
    Aug 3, 2006 at 9:43 AM

    Nice work you done. You must as good time there as iI have to read it... and more! Jean-Pierre


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