A castaway archipelago marooned off the west coast of Africa, Cape Verde holidays are one of the Atlantic Ocean's best kept secrets. A former Portuguese colony, the wonderful cultural mix shines through the towns, beaches and nature of these beautiful islands.
If you're looking for a romantic getaway, or maybe just a simple holiday away from the crowds, look no further than Cape Verde. The place just oozes relaxation, and most visitors take advantage of the quiet coves and long sweeps of sand to top up their tan under the scorching African sun.
Nine of the ten islands in the archipelago are inhabited while Sal and Boa Vista are both popular tourist destinations that mix fantastic accommodations and towns with superb beaches and natural surroundings.
Not your typical tourist destination, the underdeveloped nature of this island is why it is so alluring. The miles of beaches and sand dunes across Boa Vista make it a spectacular destination for ultimate relaxation but the quality hotels and small towns of Santa Monica and Sal Rei provide for all your holiday needs.
The best way to view the varied backdrops will be by taking a quadbike tour around the small island. Boa Vista is one of the most important loggerhead turtle nesting spots on the planet, so try to catch a glimpse without disturbing this natural phenomenon.
Cape Verde's most developed tourist destination still presents beautiful untouched landscapes alongside the popular hotels and towns of Sal. Above all else though, this island is proud to share its abundance of phenomenal beaches with visitors from all over the world.
The island is named after the natural salt craters found inland. Take a dip and float across the salt pools, it's almost impossible to get beneath the surface.
The beaches of Sal are the main attraction though with miles of smooth white sand covering the shoreline. This is the perfect quiet getaway that you've been craving.