Island guide : the main Cape Verde islands
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 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.
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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.
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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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