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Best places in Cape Verde

Cape Verde is one of the world’s most beloved Caribbean destinations, and for good reason. This tropical haven offers year-round warm temperatures, stunning mountain landscapes and friendly local people.

Where to Go

Cape Verde’s ten islands boast endless white sand beaches, lush valleys and majestic peaks. On Santo Antao you can hike among pine trees and canyons or unwind on Sal or Boa Vista’s sandy shores where windsurfers gather to ride big waves.

Where to Eat

Dining options in Cape Verdean destinations such as Mindelo, Praia and Santa Maria differ from those found on lesser-known islands Brava and Maio. Whether you’re in the mood for local fish and seafood or international fare, Cape Verde’s eateries will surely satisfy your hunger.

Where to View Blue Whales

If you’re on a Cape Verde island between March and May, you’ll have the unique opportunity to witness pods of blue whales mating and giving birth. On your half or full-day tour from Boa Vista, a marine biologist will provide an informative briefing on their behavior and habitat before taking you out on a boat ride to their breeding grounds.

Where to Hike

Cape Verde boasts some stunning hiking trails. For something more challenging, climb Pico de Fogo – the island’s highest point. Surrounded by Cha das Caldeiras village in Cha das Caldas, visitors can take in breathtaking views while sampling local food and wine.

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