Cape Verde is a firm favourite year on year. With miles of unspoiled beaches and some of the best hotels imaginable, it never fails to impress. You can find everything here, from powder white shores to 5* All Inclusive hotels, and an endless supply for sunshine. Temperatures soar all year round in Cape Verde, making this destination the ultimate getaway.
Cape Verde At A Glance
Located just off the coast of Africa and next door to the beloved Canary Islands, Cape Verde is made up of 10 breathtakingly beautiful archipelago islands. Holidaymakers can’t get enough of the islands of Sal and Boa Vista which contain everything you love about an exotic long haul destination, and it’s just a short flight away.
We’re talking about toe-sinking sands, shores perfect for thrill-seeking watersports or snorkelling adventures, and luxury right at your fingertips. The hotels here are something to shout about, ultra-modern and perfect for the whole family. Did we mention even in the coldest of months the temperatures rarely stray below 20°C?
It’s the ideal holiday for topping up your tan and escaping reality. Spend your days with a cocktail in hand, horse riding at sunset, and look out for the rare loggerhead sea turtles.
5 fun facts about Cape Verde
- The highest point is Mount Fogo, an active volcano 2,829 meters above sea level.
- Cape Verde is named after Cape Vert, meaning Green Cape in Senegal, which is the western most point in Africa.
- The time difference is GMT – 1 hour.
- The Cape Verde currency is Escudo.
- Cape Verde has its very own alcoholic beverage – grogo.
Things to do in Cape Verde
The island of Fogo
Adventure seekers will be in their element with this exciting excursion, a natural beauty the island of Fogo is more than just a volcano. Stop off at the colonial town of Sao Filipe for a taste of Fogo’s finest wine. Or if you’re feeling brave take a tour up the active peak itself, this three to four hour hike is sure to get your blood pumping.
During the winter months Cape Verde is a prime spot for watersports, both Sal and Boa Vista have top-notch windsurfing facilities, which are all yours for the taking. Holding annual world-wide competitions in surfing and windsurfing, it’s the place to be for catching some serious waves. If you’re a beginner, head to Cape Verde in the summer months for smaller, yet challenging waves.
Although you’re bound to fall head over heels for Sal and Boa Vista, nothing beats cruising round the other archipelago islands. It’s the perfect way to meet the locals and discover the mixture of Portuguese and African heritage, from the food, to the traditions. Stop off at the islands active volcano, explore the desert or head through the jungle – all in one trip!
Cape Verde deals
Some of our favourite hotels in the world are in Cape Verde, and deals are just a click away! You could be soaking up that eternal sunshine in no time with our amazing packages.