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Cape Verde Travel Guide: 397 reviews and 1,086 photos

Fifteen islands in the Atlantic

Fifteen islands in the ocean......
Every island with an own character.

Ilha do Sal is a rather flat island, like desert with not much green.
For more information see my Ilha do Sal page.

Santo Antão with mountains and green valleys has a very beautifull
For more information see my Ilha do Santo Antao page

Santiago is the most african island.
There are mountains, fairytale beaches, lifely markets.
For more information see my Santiago page.

And everywhere the Capverdians are very friendly with a great hospitality.

Ilha do Sal

In Santa Maria are the most big hotels near the beach and in town there are some smaller ones.

Santa Maria is a relaxed town.
It's nice to walk around, sit on a terrace, in a bar, restaurant or at the central Plaza and meet people.


Mindelo at São Vicente was in the past an important international port.

Mindelo is the home town of the capeverdian singer Cesaria Evora.

Often there is life music in the bars.

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  • In a nutshell:Pleasant mixture of portuguese and african culture.
  • Last visit to Cape Verde: Aug 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jul 3, 2010 at 10:48 AM

    Hi, Ali! You have visited four islands... Good for you! it's a nice remote country!

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2008 at 7:20 AM

    Some of those ferries don't look very sea-worthy! Thanks for sharing!

  • grets's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2008 at 12:50 AM

    We've finally booked to visit Cape Verde after meaning to go for so long. Really looking forward to it.

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2007 at 10:29 PM

    Island hopping sounds like a great idea and that's what I would like to do if I visit one day. Cape Verde looks like an interesting place to visit.

  • Apr 29, 2006 at 2:51 PM

    Ah Ali, Africa calls again! You are sooo lucky to have seen so much of our beautiful continent. Thank you! Best regards.

  • RedEaredPanda's Profile Photo
    Oct 11, 2005 at 7:29 PM

    Thanks for sharing the tips and photos.. I absolutely love Cesaria Evora.. I'm listening to her "Best of" Cd right now!! Thanks again!!

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2005 at 9:30 PM

    Cape Verde is among the places I am curious to visit. May be one day ! Cesaria Evora's music and your page give a feeling of the islands !

  • VideoDave's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2005 at 7:18 AM

    I would very much like to visit Cape Verde islands - now all I have to do is convince Grete.

  • birchy99's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2004 at 9:30 PM

    Thanks for the great pictures and comments. Makes me want to visit which I may do in may. Birchy99

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2004 at 9:47 AM

    Superb, how could I not realize that page before!!!


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