A paradise lost in the vastness of the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Verde is still a destination preserved from mass tourism. With its ten wild and mysterious islands, all different from each other, it is a magical country. By following the instructions of your tourist guide on Cape Verde, you can organize an ideal and authentic stay in this small island country of Africa. Hikers will escape to the green mountains and lush vegetation of Santo Antão or São Nicolau. Water sports enthusiasts can enjoy the magnificent fine sandy beaches of the islands of Sal or Boa Vista. Those in search of adventure will climb the Fogo volcano and remember its lunar and paradisiacal landscapes, and the Robinson Crusoe will enjoy a day of deep-sea fishing. Cape Verde is also an attractive country where Creole, African, Brazilian and Portuguese traditions blend together, and a population renowned for its kindness

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When to go to Cape Verde?

When to go to Cape Verde? Cape Verde's high tourist season runs from mid-June to mid-September and from mid-November to early January, when emigrants, the Cape Verdean diaspora, return home. The end of the year is the best time to go to Cape Verde if you are a hiking enthusiast. It should be noted that it is imperative to book accommodation and air connections a little in advance to have a place in high season. Otherwise, Cape Verde can be visited all year round, with an average air temperature of around 25°C and a sea temperature of 24°C.

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  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

An all-inclusive ten-day stay in Cape Verde can include a trip to a maximum of two or three islands. For example, a visit to the volcano of Fogo, a must-see in Cape Verde via Santiago (3 days if you want to visit the island, one day otherwise), or a stopover in Mindelo, the "Brazilian" city of Cape Verde. This tailor-made trip can end with a stop on the island of Sal to enjoy its beautiful white sandy beaches and rest from visits or treks.

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Cape Verde is a rather safe country for solo travellers. However, avoid walking alone in a big city at night and do not show any outward signs of wealth. Do not venture without a mountain guide because rescue is much less effective than in Western countries in the event of a problem...

Domestic flights and ferries connect the islands. For boat trips, two or three companies operate almost regularly, Fast Ferry, Armas and Interilhas. They easily and frequently connect some islands together, whether they are Barlavento (islands in the north of the archipelago) or Sotavento (islands in the south of the archipelago). Fast Ferry provides daily Santiago-Fogo-Brava connections. However, due to the rough seas, delays are frequent by boat

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When to travel?

When to go to Cape Verde? Cape Verde's high tourist season runs from mid-June to mid-September and from mid-November...
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Weather forecast

Cape Verde enjoys a hot and dry climate for most of the year. There are two distinct seasons: one is dry and runs fro...
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Budget

By Western standards, life is not particularly expensive, especially for eating or travelling in the Cape Verdean isl...
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Formalities

It is mandatory to apply for a visa for Cape Verde. It costs 45 € for an individual for a 30-day stay. For national...
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Health

No vaccinations are required for a trip to Cape Verde, but the tap water is not drinkable. Avoid consuming the artisa...
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How to travel by yourself?

Cape Verde is a rather safe country for solo travellers. However, avoid walking alone in a big city at night and do n...
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How to get organized?

An all-inclusive ten-day stay in Cape Verde can include a trip to a maximum of two or three islands. For example, a v...
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Getting around

Domestic flights and ferries connect the islands. For boat trips, two or three companies operate almost regularly, Fa...
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Featured articles Cape Verde

Le retour des touristes au volcan de FOGO !

The volcanic eruption in 2014 has increased demand for the Cape Verdean island of Fogo, but operators and local authorities are concerned that the number of flights may not keep pace. The head of the largest travel agency ZEBRATRAVEL, Luisa, says that this year there is "a real increase in demand" from French tourists, an interest that the operators are unable to meet! Yet this island has everything to seduce you: trek, boat trip, discovery ...

Cap-Vert, îles aux mille surprises

Cape Verde begins with its music which attracts us to the archipelago. From the moment of arrival, the softness of the inhabitants leads the visitor to slip into the local rhythm. From island to island, the beauty of the scene captures the traveler and surprises by its diversity. Sea and beach, ecotourism, water sports or hikes, everyone finds their own. The ten islands, all different, are forced to make a choice: the sea at Maio, Boavista ...

La Sophroenergie au Cap-Vert : le pur bien être

The island of SAL is by definition the island of well-being. Recently, in addition to water sports such as surfing, kitesurfing and windsurfing, there are also activities related to well-being. Yoga, massage and now an increasingly common practice called Sophro Energy. Thus Luce, the expert who came to Cape Verde to SAL to settle in Cape Verde, gives courses in Sophrology (Harmony of the Mind & Body), mindfulness for children and ...

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