Places to Visit in Cape Verde

Places to Visit in Cape Verde

Cape Verde is an Island country made up of 10 Volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean. It is located on the west of the Cape Verde peninsula in West Africa. If you are thinking of visiting Cape Verde, here are a few places, you will enjoy visiting.

Santa Maria

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Santa Maria is located on the Southern part of Cape Verde on an Island called SAL. SAL is a fishing and touristic island with a population of just over 6,000 people. Tourists enjoy the beautiful 8 Km long sandy beach of Santa Maria. The island is wam all year round with temperatures ranging from 16-28 degrees Celsius. This is a good destination for surfers due to the trade winds blowing from November- June. The clear blue water is suitable for jet skiing and scuba diving. There are also activities available for children.

Fogo

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Fogo is the highest island in Cape Verde, it’s highest point is about 2,900 meters above sea level. This Island has got beautiful beaches and a volcano called Pico de Fogo. The volcano can be climbed within 6 hours and the view from the top is breathtaking.

Praia

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This is the capital city of Cape Verde, it lies in the Southern coast of Santiago island. This is the economic and political home of the country. The infrastructure and architectural landscape of the city are breath taking. There are quite a few historical sites to visit.

Mindelo

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This is the cultural hub of Cape Verde, it is located on the Island of Sao Vincente. It is known for its vibrant nightlife and blend of different cultures. 93% of Cape Verde’s entire population can be found in Sao Vincente. Mindelo is a port city, tourists tend to visit the harbour and the fish market. It was founded in 1795 by the Portuguese, Midelo is still heavily influenced by Portuguese culture. Vibrant carnivals are held in Mindelo. It is surrounded by low mountains and has a mild and dry tropical climate.

 

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