Tarrafal beach
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Where to Go in Cape Verde

Cape Verde is a surprisingly undiscovered holiday destination, boasting year-round sunshine on ten islands located off the African shoreline. Despite its westernized appearance, there’s plenty to see and do here, from excellent beaches to activities suitable for everyone – no matter their age or interests!

Where to Stay in Cape Verde

Sal and Boa Vista are well known for their resort-style hotels with all inclusive facilities, but there are also some interesting accommodations on lesser-known or more remote islands.

Sao Vicente

Mindelo, on the island of Sao Vicente, is considered the cultural heart of Cape Verde and known for its vibrant cosmopolitan atmosphere and legendary traditional music.

There are plenty of bars and clubs to keep you entertained, especially during the evenings. Additionally, the fish market and harbour offer great sightseeing during the daytime.

Tarrafal Beach

Tarrafal is a peaceful beach with soft white sands and crystal clear waters, perfect for relaxation. It’s also popular surfing territory.

Praia (Santiago)

Santiago, the largest island in Cape Verde and home to Praia the capital, is one of the biggest islands. It boasts many tropical beaches and an exciting city as well as housing some of the country’s most endangered species.


Brava, the smallest and remotest of Cape Verdean islands, offers stunning hiking trails to discover. You have your pick of routes; either explore them on your own or join one of several guided hikes available.

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