Brava

Brava Island – Cabo Verde

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Brava

The island of Brava is the smallest greenest and wettest in the Cape Verde islands. Brava has a climate that makes it unique. The island has an almost permanent mist that covers the island, creating a cool and humid climate. The island is the greenest in the Cape Verde’s and attracts tropical explorers that are seeking flora and fauna. Visitors to the island can use the ferry from Fogo.┬áThe island is perhaps the least popular in the Cape Verde islands as the temperature is below the other islands; the temperature tends to vary from 16 and 25 degrees C. The mountainous landscape reaches a height of 976m above sea level. The capital town of Vila de Nova Sintra is situated at 500meters above sea level and boasts stunning views.
Discovered in 1462, the island was unpopulated until the late 1680’s when an eruption on the island of Fogo, named volcano de Pico forced residents to flee the island and seek refuge on Brava. The islands economy is solely based around agriculture and fishing. The island of Brava produces sugar cane, corn and potatoes as there main agricultural products and the fishing industry gives hundreds of people work as there is a plentiful supply of lobsters and other exotic fish. A paradise for fishermen. The island has strong ties to North America as many Cape verdians chose to immigrate to the USA.