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A Cape Verde Holiday

Cape Verde is a very interesting place. It is only recently though that it has been tourism-friendly. Over a year ago, anybody who wanted to take...

Cape Verde is a very interesting place. It is only recently though that it has been tourism-friendly. Over a year ago, anybody who wanted to take package holidays to Cape Verde would find it difficult to imagine a unique landscape and diversity. The Cape Verde islands have only recently emerged as a holiday destination for the British.

The archipelago of Cape Verde consists of 10 islands, offers a warm, dry, pleasantly cooled weather by the breeze of the winds. Cape Verde is surrounded by clear, blue and green water described as “the most vital sea in the world”. In its seabed, the tourist may find various kinds of fish like blue and white marlin, shark, yellow-fin tuna, groupers, sailfish, spearfish, morays and goldfish. People can also enjoy the beaches, a paradise for lovers of windsurfing and kite surfing.

Cape Verde is small, with only a population of 500,000. The local people are called “creoles”, meaning mixtures of Europeans and Africans who have lived there for centuries now. Interestingly, the men have more European genetic mixture and the women have more of West African ancestry.

So what makes package holidays to Cape Verde so appealing? Let’s begin with the climate. Since it’s just sitting on the coast of Senegal means it gets sunshine all year round, even in the cooler months of winter. It sits on the same latitude as the Caribbean, making the climate and waters surrounding the islands much warmer than their popular neighbors, the Canary Islands. Each island differs in terms of terrain and climate. The warmest and driest tend to be in the north of the group of islands. Sal, Boa Vista and Sao Vicente have the most hours of sunshine. Incidentally, Sal,which boasts 350 days of sunshine a year, has the most developed infrastructure in terms of tourism, with Boa Vista a close second.

A great added bonus is that you don’t have to travel the long way. Package holidays to Cape Verde are available from the United Kingdom with flying times around 6 hours. Cape Verde is only 1 hour behind the UK so there is no jet lag to worry about. There are also excursions to nearby islands if you fancy a wander.


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