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Cheap Cape Verde Holidays

The Cape Verde Islands are a group of volcanic islands that lie just off the west coast of Africa, further south than the Canaries, with beautiful and unique scenery.

Book Cape Verde holidays for sun & sport

Cape Verde is an island archipelago off the west coast of Africa. Because it’s a former Portuguese colony, the influence of Portugal is still evident in the local culture. Experience the thrill of surfing, swimming, hiking and spending time outdoors in the stunning island scenery – sports lovers particularly enjoy exploring Cape Verde.

A ferry system links the islands together and provides tourists with an opportunity to see the unique beauty of each territory. Once here, you can enjoy a range of water sports, try some island hopping or simply relax on sun-drenched beaches.

Cape Verde is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a peaceful and private getaway from the more developed tourist destinations. Book these affordable holidays online at Holiday Hypermarket.

Island guide : the main Cape Verde islands

Sal Sal has a glowing reputation among surfers who long ago discovered the appeal of the gorgeous Cape Verde coastline. Perfect for beach holidays, Sal is the most developed (and arguably the most attractive) island in the group. Head into Santa Maria in the evenings to enjoy a mix of top quality restaurants and live music bars.

Santiago Santiago is the largest island in Cape Verde (home to over half the population of the islands) and it has the most to offer in the way of accommodation and excursions. Keen walkers can explore its fertile mountains and dry steppes, while beach lovers can relax on pristine, sunny beaches, or explore colourful marketplaces. Santiago has an international airport in the capital city, Praia.

Sao Vicente Home to the cultural capital, Mindelo, São Vicente is a wonderful place to appreciate the sound of world-famous Cape Verdean music known as Morna, which is similar to Portuguese Fado music. Visiting this small island (which is also popular among windsurfers and hikers) gives tourists a perfect mix of culture, mountainous scenery and serenity.

Boa Vista Less developed than the larger islands, Boa Vista is a fantastic place to unwind from the stresses of work and school. 35 miles of glittering white-sand coastline provide beautiful settings for long walks on the beach, interrupted occasionally by pastel-coloured villages where you can sit back with a cool drink.

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Did you know ? Cape Verde

  • Cape Verde consists of 10 volcanic islands and five islets
  • According to local lore, there is one goat for every two people on Cape Verde
  • Escudo is the local currency although the Euro is also widely accepted
  • There are two airports: Praia and Rabil International Airport ( Boa Vista)
  • Cidade Velha or the old capital city outside Praia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Cape Verde Islands

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