Activities

Excursions In Cape Verde

Sightseeing:

A visit to Pedra Lume is something we recommend. This is an impressive crater of an extinct volcano, where you can hike and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the salt pits with access to the crater via an artificial tunnel built in 1804.

Boat excursions:

There are excellent cruises available following the pretty Sal coastline, or catamaran daytrips to other Cape Verde Islands.



Kite Surfing in Cape Verde

The Island of Sal in the Cape Verde islands (just of the coast of North West Africa) is one of the most reliable kitesurf holiday destinations for the winter season from November to April. There really are not that many ‘short haul’ destination during this period to the Cape Verde islands should be considered as a good choice if you do not want to fly more that 5 to 6 hours for a weeks holiday.

The kitesurfing on Sal offers a good variety of conditions for all levels from beginners through to Wave sailing. Our honest opinion is that for learning to kitesurf in Sal is not the really perfect place but we offer a very high level of instruction to compensate for the slightly more demanding condition.

The Island of Sal there are really 3 main Kitesurf zones; Santa Maria beach, Kite Beach and Ponte preta:
The kitesurfing on the very large bay area of Santa Maria beach offer a great ‘fall out of your bed onto the water’ spot as this is where most of the better hotels are based. This area is where the Kitesurf Lessons are held as there is plenty of beach space for training. Further around the bay there is some easy waves for the novice wave sailor.
The main Kitesurf area on Sal is Kite Beach, around 20 minute taxi ride away to the South East coastal area. The wind here is very clean with a good side on shore direction. There is a good area of reasonably ‘flatish’ water for improvers as well as for trying some freestyle tricks. Although there are few facilities here there are always lots of other kiters around to help out and chat with.

The most famous wave spot on Sal is at Ponta Preta; a must visit spot if only even to watch this impressive 3 to 6 meter wave peeling just 50 meters from the shore line. This is only for advance kiters as there is cross off shore wind (prefect wave sailing direction) with no safety cover.

Sunset at Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa

Danny Rampling DJ set at Cafe del Mar Performed on Tortuga Beach during the resort’s opening party.

Sophie Ellis-Bexter Murder on the Dance Floor

Sophie Ellis-Bexter Murder on the Dance Floor Dances On the Beach to her hit song “Murder on the Dance Floor”

Diversity At Melia Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa

Perfoming, resting and enjoying the sun at the opening of the new 5 star resort!

MFBTV: Motafied Beatz presents Love “Strela” Ferias 2011

The documentary about their Love Ferias experience with in Cabo Verde, starring Motafied Beatz & MC Me, Elmer Lopes, K Ramirez & Ruby Rhythm, WIlliam.

Sampeifish – Boavista – Sao Nicolau con X-zoga !!!

CARNAVAL SAO NICOLAU 2011,ESTRELA AZUL

Hiking

Fogo, Santa Antao, and Sao Nicolao are the most popular islands for hiking. There are numerous trails in Santa Antao, and the island is fairly well set-up for hiking, with recognised trails. There is transport that can take you to the beginning of the trail and collect you from the end. The views can be spectacular, you will need  a head for heights. For those that are fit, you can climb with guides to the top of the volcano in Fogo and then “ski” down on the black lava. In Sao Nicolao, many walkers walk around Monte Gordo, which can be very cold so pack extra clothes. This is in the green part of the island, and there can be mist over the mountain.
The hiking on these islands is breathtaking ideal destination for a healthy vacation.

Fishing

Enthusiasts travel from all over the world to fish in the Cape Verde Islands. A number of exotic species exist. For the very best fishing, the locals reckon that Sao Nicolao has the best marlin or whale sharks. You can also embark on trips from Sao Vicente. There are half day or day trips from Santa Maria, Sal .Sport game fishing business is rapidly expanding in Cape Verde.