Cape Verde

Wonderful ‘new’ destination for versatile traveler

Cape Verde, or the Cape Verde islands, forming an archipelago of ten islands, nine of which are inhabited (Santo Antão, São Vicente, São Nicolau, Boa Vista, Sal, Maio, Santiago, Fogo and Brava) .The capital of Cape Verde Praia ( Located on the island of Santiago) .Santa Lucia is the only island that is inhabited. The name CaboVerde is Portuguese and stands for Green Cape. For centuries it has been a Portuguese colony, mixed with Creole influences. These influences are today still very noticeable. On this island archipelago is to find a special and interesting mix of Portuguese and African style charm. The population has a friendly character and is always cheerful and helpful.

Cape Verde can enjoy to your heart’s sun, sea and sand! Throughout the year a pleasant temperature, spectacular white sand beaches and clear blue sea (perfect for surfing and diving!) And the beautiful green nature. And that’s not all, Cape Verde is famous for the wonderful music, good food and lively celebrations. So take place in the month of February carnival celebrations place where you can go crazy. And not just in February you can celebrate, there are year-round festivals on the islands. Thus, in the month of August a three-day festival Baia das Gatas on the island of São Vicente.

Cape Verde is located approximately 500 kilometers off the coast of Senegal in the Atlantic Ocean and has an area of ​​4033 km2. Like the Azores, Madeira and the Canary Islands, the islands are of volcanic origin. This arose about 180 million years ago. From Canary Islands, fly two hours to the south and Cape Verde is there.
A distinction is made between the Windward Islands (Barlavento), which consist of Santo Antao, Sao Vicente, São Nicolau, Boa Vista and Sal, and the Leeward Islands (Sotavento), which consist of Maio, Santiago, Fogo and Brava. Northeast wind brings almost all year round with 4-6 cool wind on the warm islands.


Holidays in Cape Verde: what the islands have to offer?

Santiago Island:
On vacation to Cape Verde? Santiago is the largest and most important island of Cape Verde. To the southeast is the capital Praia. Due to its mountainous landscape, this island is the most green of all. In the historic old capital Cidade Velha, to find a number of special attractions. So this was once a place of Portuguese. Divers find in this area ancient shipwrecks and on the mainland there is the old fortress with its guns and an old pillory. In the city of Tarrafal, “in the northwestern part of the island,” you will find the famous white beach with clear blue water and palbommen of the island of Santiago.

Cape Verde travel has never been so attractive, because with a wide choice of hotels and apartments is guaranteed for everyone. Whether you book a holiday to the Cape Verde Islands because you stand to hold a holiday in the sun or because you love water sports, in Cape Verde, you will love it. Book your holiday to Cape Verde therefore still today!

Boa Vista Island:
On the islands of Boa Vista and Sal, you can thanks to the white beaches and the Atlantic Ocean, enjoy relaxation and water sports. Boa Vista is the easternmost island of the ten. The white sand dunes and beaches are wonderful to relax, but also for an active holiday is suitable Boa Vista. For example, go wreck diving to 16th-century shipwrecks in the Atlantic or use the trade wind for windsurfing. Mountain biking or hiking are fun ways to explore the island.

Sal Island:
North of Boa Vista is Sal. A holiday to this Cape Verde Island is not only worthwhile because of the fine sandy beach of Santa Maria, this island has also special opportunities for diving and surfing. Because Sal was originally volcanic, are underwater volcanic rock walls which caves are formed. The underwater world of Sal is also very varied and colorful.

São Vicente:
Besides the islands of Boa Vista and Sal São Vicente is a crowded island by tourists. This island is small, but very cozy. With a clear blue sea at the site Praia de Laginha please evenings make a delicious drink, get fresh air in the place Praça de Laginha (park Laginha). The music ‘Funaná, coladeira and morna’ everywhere with the smell of fried / grilled fish, you’re not getting out of here.

From the island of São Vicente you doorrezien with a ferry to the neighboring island of Santo Antao. Ticket can be purchased at the ticket office at the harbor. On this island is the most famous kaapverdiansche Rum (GROGU) made from sugar cane.

Diving in Cape Verde: shipwrecks and caves:
Like windsurfing, diving on Cape Verde a water sport that you should not miss during your holiday. Specifically, for example, you can suddenly between large turtles swimming around Boa Vista, and if you like wreck diving, be sure to admire the 16th century shipwrecks. However Scuba diving in Cape Verde is the most interesting in the island of Sal. Not only is the underwater world of Sal colorful and varied, in the caves in the volcanic rock walls, you can also see black coral and star coral.

Surfing in Cape Verde:
On the island of Sal, you can browse through the entire year. Surf the site is located 4 km long bay of Santa Maria Sal and 18 km from the airport. Wind from light with waves up to 2 meters high, this perfect conditions for the Soul Surfer.

In short, a large choice of nine islands. Cape Verde offers something for everyone!

Climate in Cape Verde:

Cape Verde is warm all year. From July to November is the rainy season. But you can also enjoy the beach weather in these months. Usually occurs shortly after the rain the sun back. Below is a table with the average temperatures on the island.
vlag_cabo_verde_klein average
(° C)
(° C)
average number of hours of sunshine
per day
average number of days of rainfall per month average sea
(° C)
January 24 19 7 nihil 23
Februar 24 19 8 nihil 23
March 25 18 9 nihil 23
April 25 19 10 nihil 23
May 25 20 10 nihil 23
June 26 21 9 nihil 24
July 27 22 7 * 26
August 28 23 6 ** 27
September 29 24 7 *** 27
Oktober 28 23 8 ** 26
November 27 22 8 * 25
December 26 20 7 nihil 24
 nihil= 0-5 mm   * = 6-30 mm   ** = 31-60 mm    ***= 61-100 mm   ****= 101-200 mm    *****= over 200 mm