Located 1000 miles south of the Canary Islands and just off the coast of Africa, you’ll find a hidden gem known as the Cape Verde Islands. Just a 6 hour flight from the UK, you’ll be soaking up the African sun in no time, and with a superb year-round climate it is a great place to escape if you’re after some winter sun. With its beautiful beaches and stunning scenery, you could be fooled into thinking you have landed on a Caribbean Island.
Cape Verde still remains relatively untouched by mass tourism, making it a perfect destination for an away-from-it-all break.
As quiet and secluded as Cape Verde holidays are, there is still plenty to keep you active. Sea fishing, catamaran cruises and island tours are top of the excursion lists but the location of these islands also make it a fantastic destination for wind and kite surfing. And who knows you may also get to spot some loggerhead turtles and humpback whales during your time on the island.
We suggest that you take some time to wander around Cape Verde’s colourful markets as your bound to pick up some local handicrafts.
The local currency is the Cape Verdean Escudo, but please note that this is only available to purchase in Cape Verde. It is also useful to know that you can change sterling or euros on the islands and euros will be widely accepted.
Take a look at the weather in this African paradise, or browse our range of Cape Verde holidays packages to soak up the sublime sun for yourself.