Hideaway isles, beautiful beaches and volcanic peaks.
Chalk-white beaches and clear blue seas make for endless photo opportunities on a cheap holiday to Cape Verde…
Tourism is still in its infancy on these West African islands, so coming here can feel like you’re discovering somewhere exotic and completely new. To help you make the most of your trip, check out our range of cheap holidays to Cape Verde – and get some inspiration from this handy top 5…
Ilheu de Sal Rei is a secluded island that lays on the full Robinson Crusoe experience. Pack up your bag in the morning and travel here by boat. Then pick a spot on the square kilometre of untouched sands and just relax…
The island of Sal is rich in salt and was once a big exporter. Today people come to swim in the salt pans left over from the salt-mining industry. Swimming is a breeze as the salt-rich water supports your body, a bit like the Dead Sea does in Israel, allowing you to float around with hardly any effort.
The Cabo Santa Maria shipwreck
Stuck in the sweeping sands of the Ilheu de Sal Rei since the Sixties, the wreck of the gigantic freighter, Cabo Santa Maria, is still intact today. To make your way here, head north along the beach – you’ll be treated to spectacular views of Monte Estancia, Sal Rei’s highest peak, on your way.
If snorkelling and scuba diving seem too much like hard work, you can discover the underwater world by jumping in a glass-bottomed boat from Sal. You can often see stingrays, turtles and schools of fish from this vantage point, plus you get top views of the coastline.
Fogo means ‘fire’ and its volcano peak lives up to the name – Pico de Fogo last erupted in 1995. If you’re feeling energetic, you can climb to the top in 3 to 5 hours, depending on your pace. But getting back down shouldn’t be a problem – it only takes 45 minutes. Afterwards you might want to reward yourself with a glass or two of the local wine in Fogo’s colonial town, Sao Filipe. The vines benefit from all that volcanic activity – it makes the soil very fertile.
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