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Where is Cape Verde?

Located 500 km from the west coast of Africa, the stunning Cape Verde Islands are a stunning fusion of African, European, and Brazilian influences....

Located 500 km from the west coast of Africa, the stunning Cape Verde Islands are a stunning fusion of African, European, and Brazilian influences. This group of 10 islands is an undiscovered natural paradise waiting to be explored. With Cape Verde Islands’ tourism steadily going up the ladder, this fascinating nation is a place where you can appreciate the sea, see mountain landscapes where one can go hiking, and explore it’s barren lands pounded by a frothing white ocean.

Cape Verde is made up of more or less a dozen islands. This place has become a popular destination for package holidays over the past few years. Traveling to Cape Verde is convenient being that it is under 6 hours by charter flight from the United Kingdom. Indeed it is accessible for anyone searching to be somewhere tropical during the winter.

Cape Verde is fascinating in terms of both scenery and culture. It’s volcanic islands have various stages of erosion, ranging from more than 2,800m high to as low as 390m high, translating to extremes of landscapes between the islands. Cape Verde’s panoramic view ranges from brooding volcano to flat desert, and from flourishing misty mountains to captivating white and abandoned beaches. You will also meet locals with a unique race, part African, part Portuguese, part any kind of race that inhabited this isolated place since its discovery in the mid 15th century.

The islands of Cape Verde are warm and sunny for most of the year. The islands are at their greenest from January up until September. The most popular months for tourist to travel to Cape Verde are February– for the Sao Vicente Carnival, August– for the Baia das Gatas music festival, and May for the Gamboa music festival in Sao Tiago. These days, holiday makers travel to Cape Verde on a package trip to a luxury resort on the main tourist island of Sal. The islands of Sal and Boa Vista is a sun worshipper’s paradise. Warm crystal blue waters with deserted sandy white beaches as far as the eyes can see. Discover and explore the beaches of Santa Monica and Santa Maria on the tourist islands of Sal and Boa Vista. Visit the majestic island of Fogo and climb the natural wonder that is the fire mountain. Towering over the small village of Cha Da Caldeiras, Pico de Fogo awaits the fearless explorer. Venture onto Santo Antao, and experience one of the most jaw-dropping journey’s in the world. Rich vegetation, dramatic valleys and cliff tops await you here in this hiker’s paradise. Experience the wild excitement of Carnival in the cultural capital that is Mindelo on the island of Sao Vicente. Join in the biggest party of the year as you see all the vibrant colors, drown yourself in the music and exotic beats, and bring your dancing shoes. Discover Cape Verde’s rich colonial history by visiting Cidade Velha, the first European settlement in Africa and is now a UNESCO world heritage site.

Whether it’s a festival you’re looking to enjoy or the quiet serenity of the sea, you can visit Cape Verde for an escape from the daily hustle and bustle of your daily lives and unwind in the rich cultures and panoramic sights that the tropical islands Cape Verde brings.

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