About Cape Verde islands: info, facts and history

About Cape Verde islands: info, facts and history

Cape Verde is a fairly new destination of West Africa. Despite increasing charter and cheap holiday deals towards tourism Cape Verde is still not very exploited. The town of Santa Maria on the island of Sal, is the most common holiday destination of all the Cape Verde islands, but even... Read more »

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Before traveling to Cape Verde Islands: Vaccine, visa, passport & currency

Vaccination

It’s recommended to take a vaccine against hepatitis There are no mosquitoes in Cape Verde islands so you don’t need to take Malaria medicine / vaccine as in other African countries.

Visa

All foreign nationals except citizens of ECOWAS countries, Angola, and South Africa must obtain a visa to enter Cape Verde Islands. Some traveling agencies takes care of the visa automatically.

Passport

Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after you return.

Money & Currency

The currency is called Cape Verdean escudo, but it’s also possible to pay with euros everywhere. Note that it is illegal to bring escudos in or out of Cape de Verde islands.

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Weather, Climate & temperatures in Cape Verde Islands

Cape Verde islands has the most comfortable climate and sunny weather all year around. It’s been said that the weather is born in Cape Verde and therefore hard to predict. One thing is for sure, a climate offering 350 days of sun every year and hardly any rain at all, no need to worry as a holiday traveler! Despite the constant wind, the warm and sunny weather all year around makes Cape Verde islands an especially attractive resort for those who... Read more »

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Food, supermarkets and restaurants in Cape Verde islands & Sal

Food, supermarkets and restaurants in Cape Verde islands & Sal

image: Cachupa, Cape Verde signature dish Restaurants in Cape Verde Islands The only fresh meat you can find in Cape Verde islands is fish (meat must be imported and is therefore frozen). Almost all restaurants in Cape Verde serves fresh fish, seafood and often offer “fish of the day” at about 10 euros. Chicken is also common. The dishes in restaurants are usually simple and straight forward. Prices in Cape Verde / Sal restaurants can vary a lot, specially in Santa Maria town and Sal Rei. The restaurants towards tourists in central Santa Maria has a price range of about... Read more »

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Free activities & attractions on Cape Verde islands and Sal

Info & facts about Espargos, the main capital of Sal Cape Verde

Info & facts about Espargos, the main capital of Sal Cape Verde

Espargos is the main capital of Sal, Cape Verde islands, located about 2km north of the airport. There are buses, or mini... Read more »

Rock fishing and line fishing up north, Cape Verde islands Sal

Rock fishing and line fishing up north, Cape Verde islands Sal

Rock fishing and line fishing up north in Cape Verde islands and Sal. This is a destination for the adventures Cape Verde... Read more »

Pedra Lume, salt mine in the east of Sal, Cape Verde islands

Pedra Lume, salt mine in the east of Sal, Cape Verde islands

Cape Verde & Sal is well known for it’s salt mines which was the main industry on Sal and Cape Verde islands... Read more »

Sharks at Rifes da Parda / Baia da Parda, Cape Verde and Sal

Sharks at Rifes da Parda / Baia da Parda, Cape Verde and Sal

If you want to spot sharks real close at Cape Verde islands, Rifes da Parda, also known as Baia da Parda is... Read more »

Fontona, a green oasis in the desert of Sal, Cape Verde islands

Fontona, a green oasis in the desert of Sal, Cape Verde islands

Fontona, a green oasis in the deserts of Sal, Cape Verde islands. Get here from Palmeira town by foot or car. Fontana... Read more »

Great fishing spots, line fishing, rock fishing, trolling in Cape Verde islands Sal

Great fishing spots, line fishing, rock fishing, trolling in Cape Verde islands Sal

Fishing is a vital food source and main income source for many of the locals in the Cape Verde islands. Check out... Read more »

Palmeira fishing town in the west of Sal, Cape Verde islands

Palmeira fishing town in the west of Sal, Cape Verde islands

Palmeira is a small colorful fishing town located 2 km west of town Espargos Cape Verde islands, Sal. Get here by car,... Read more »

The desert & mirages in Terra Boa, Cape Verde islands Sal

The desert & mirages in Terra Boa, Cape Verde islands Sal

The desert & mirages in Sal, Terra Boa is well worth a visit when going to Cape Verde islands. This location is... Read more »

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Cape Verde Map of Sal, free activities, attractions & empty beaches

Cape Verde Map of Sal, free activities, attractions & empty beaches

There are a lot of activities and things to do for free in the Cape Verde islands and Sal. Also guided tours, bout trips, snorkeling, fishing tours and turtle tours during season. Almost all of our suggested destinations and activities are for free as long as you get there by yourself. Take the bus or rent a quad / moped. Enjoy Cape Verde islands and Sal at it’s best, away from tourists and hotel beaches. Experience the real Africa. Download Map as PDF  

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Travel stories & experience from Cape Verde islands and Sal

Cape Verde islands and Sal by motorbike / moped / motorcycle

Cape Verde islands and Sal by motorbike / moped / motorcycle

Cape Verde was the first country we visited in Africa. We rented a cheap moped and saw all of Cape Verde –... Read more »

Charter trip to Cape Verde islands and Sal with your girlfriends

Charter trip to Cape Verde islands and Sal with your girlfriends

Going to Cape Verde islands with your girlfriends is not like other more common charter resorts. Us girls felt unsafe the first... Read more »

Cape Verde islands, Sal holiday with small baby or small children

Cape Verde islands, Sal holiday with small baby or small children

Me, my husband and our 5 month old baby went to Cape Verde islands in 2014. We stayed at an all inclusive... Read more »

Scuba diving & Snorkeling in Cape Verde Islands Sal: reefs, ship wrecks, beaches

Scuba diving & Snorkeling in Cape Verde Islands Sal: reefs, ship wrecks, beaches

Scuba diving and snorkeling in Cape Verde islands is absolutely fantastic. There are a lot of known reefs, several ship wrecks and... Read more »

Couples holiday or honeymoon on Sal Cape Verde islands

Couples holiday or honeymoon on Sal Cape Verde islands

A relaxing love holiday or honeymoon in Cape Verde islands is not bad. Cape Verde and Sal is perfect for couples who... Read more »

Holiday in Cape Verde Islands and Sal with children

Holiday in Cape Verde Islands and Sal with children

There are no problems traveling to Cape Verde on holiday with children. My daughter is 8 years old and we had a... Read more »

Surfing, windsurfing & watersports in Cape Verde islands & Sal

Surfing, windsurfing & watersports in Cape Verde islands & Sal

This was my first holiday to Africa and Cape Verde Islands. The waves in Cape Verde islands and Sal are absolutely fantastic... Read more »

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