Cheap holidays to Cape Verde
Vast tropical beaches, spicy seafood and island hopping
A cheap holiday to Cape Verde gets you Bounty–ad beaches and amazing scenery off the West African coast...
Why you should visit Cape Verde
Holidays don't need to cost the earth – not when you've got chalk white beaches, year–round sun and lots of exploring to do. On one of our cheap holidays to Cape Verde, you'll get a fab deal on your flights and hotel. Here are a few more things to look forward to...
- Maroon yourself on untouched beaches
Cape Verde is made up of 10 tiny islands, which means lots and lots of coast. One of the bigger islands, Sal, serves up Santa Maria Beach – 7 kilometres of snow–white sand, topped off with a handful of beach bars. The winds round these parts equal some fantastic kiteboarding conditions, too. But, what Cape Verde really does best is empty, deserted stretches – like Santa Monica Beach in Boa Vista. This one's 18 kilometres long, spliced with a few rocks. It's nearly as flat as a pancake, so the water stays shallow a long way out.
- Float in the saltpans
The island of Sal is rich in salt, and it used to be a big exporter of the stuff. In fact, Sal means 'salt' in Portuguese. Today, the salt pans are great for a dip. You can float in them – just like the Dead Sea in Israel. There's loads at Pedra de Lume, along with a handy café.
- Eat fresh, exotic fish
Head for the brightly–painted beachside eating spots at Santa Maria on Sal for seafood that's come straight from the skipper. You'll find lobster, tuna, wahoo and cuttlefish – to name just a few. A perennial on the menus round here is cachupa, the island's signature dish. It's a tasty casserole of marinated tuna, beans, fiery spices and vegetables.
- See whales out in the Atlantic
If snorkelling and scuba diving seem too much like hard work, have a mosey under the sea with a trip on a glass–bottomed boat. They leave from all over Cape Verde, and you're likely to spot stingrays, loggerhead turtles and schools of glittering fish. And, if you go out in spring or early summer, giant humpback whales – who come here to breed – are usually splashing about in the water.
- Hike up mountains in Sao Nicolau
Jump on a plane to Sao Nicolau, one of the western islands. This one has nabbed all the dramatic mountain scenery. Take Monte Gordo, for example. At 1,312 metres tall, it gives those humpback whales a run for their money. If you're up for a trek, you can spiral up it via green valleys and palm–lined trails. There's the odd waterfall to stop off at, too. Don't forget the camera – the view goes all the way over to Africa.
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All prices shown are updated once every morning and therefore could change at any time during the day. All prices shown are per person and are based on 2 adults sharing unless otherwise stated. When selecting an offer you will be asked to enter in the number of adults and children travelling, the applicable price will then be displayed based on your chosen party size.
Online savings - Refers to an online discount of 10% on August and 9% on September & October on holidays and applies to the basic adult cost before supplements. Available on package holidays booked online departing between 1st May 2014 and 31st October 2014 Online discount only applies to package holidays booked on firstchoice.co.uk and does not apply to flight only, accommodation only and tailor made flight+hotel bookings. Online discount is not combinable with free Child Places.
Save up to £400 per couple on September & October holidays – Saving offer applies to new bookings only on selected Thomson package holidays booked on thomson.co.uk. Offer applies to holidays departing between 01 September & 31 October 2014 and is subject to limited availability. Savings is against brochure price. Excludes flight only, accommodation only, cruise, Thomson Ski and any other bookings. Additional supplements may apply. Saving is based on a minimum of 2 adults travelling. Thomson reserves the right to withdraw or change this offer at any time. We reserve the right to change or withdraw the offers at any time.
Free child places - Free kids offer applies to new bookings only, on selected summer 2014 holidays, subject to limited availability. Only 1 free kids place is available in each selected hotel room or selected apartment type or villa with 2 full paying adults. Other children must pay the full brochure price. Available on First Choice holidays only. Free child places may not be combinable with other discounts.