Updated on Jul 27, 2023 by Katie Mallalieu
Blog > January holidays in Cape Verde
Looking to beat the post-Christmas January blues? Take a read of why Cape Verde is the perfect destination for a holiday in the new year.
There is no denying that of all the months in the year, January can be tough. Christmas has been and gone, the climax of New Year is dwindling and returning to the office really isn’t as revolutionary as you had hoped it would be. But what if the New Year wasn’t so much about a ‘new you’ and more about a new place to go?
Whilst January may be one of Cape Verde’s cooler months; with an average of eight sunshine hours each day, it's the perfect time to get out and explore the stunning archipelago.
Despite reaching its peak in November and December, you can still experience pleasant temperatures of up to 24°C in January.
Popular among the adventurous holidaymakers, you can get out and explore the more rugged, mountainous islands, such as Santo Antão and São Nicolau. As a result of the summer rains, these islands are transformed into a land of lush greens, providing some superb hiking opportunities as well as an interesting contrast to the landscapes and beaches of Sal and Boa Vista.
January is also a good time for watersports if you prefer to take to the waters when they’re much quieter. From windsurfing and kitesurfing, to some superb diving opportunities, the local representatives can help you book lessons and courses, or just to help you hire your equipment.
With endless stretches of coastline, stunning mountain scenery and many beautiful islands to discover, why settle for just one holiday destination?
Delving into the 10-island archipelago, imagine starting your holiday on the beach, followed by two days walking through some jaw-dropping mountain scenery, and the next morning you’re off to explore a still-active volcano.
Sound exciting? Well, this could be your exact itinerary with one of our island hopping experiences. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture, absorb that perfect dose of Vitamin-D and explore some of Cape Verde's most alluring and diverse islands.
For a flavour of some of the accommodation you can choose from across the islands of Cape Verde, we have featured three of our favourite and most popular properties for holiday-makers to choose from in January.
This friendly, family-run hotel is one of the most popular among our guests, renowned for its wonderful service and stunning location along the sands of Santa Maria Beach. Providing a superb base for those wanting to relax, Hotel Morabeza boasts a myriad of great facilities, including the likes of three swimming pools, four restaurants, a massage area and plenty of sport and activity opportunities.
Plus, if you're looking for an adults-only escape, Morabeza's Executive Rooms and Suites look directly out over the adults-only pool and all rooms are sea-facing. To find out why we recommend upgrading to these room types, click here.
Find out more about this hotel, here.
Presenting all that you would expect from the prestigious Hilton brand, a top-quality escape with superb facilities awaits all those who choose to holiday at this 5-star resort in Santa Maria. As diverse as it is stylish and comfortable, you can choose to relax in the large pool or the Eforea Spa, or perhaps you'd prefer to try your hand at some water sports at the on-site centre?
Just a few steps away you'll also discover the sweeping golden sands of the beach, and the town is just a 20-minute walk away - the perfect opportunity to spend any leftover pennies that you may have got for Christmas.
Find out more about this hotel, here.
Another popular spot for holidaymakers visiting Cape Verde, this hotel boasts an incredible elevated position overlooking the idyllic sands of Praia de Chaves beach.
VOI Praia De Chaves Resort is an all-inclusive gem on the island of Boa Vista and offers everything that you could wish for, for a January escape: from the superb facilities and attentive staff to the wonderful culinary offerings and inviting pool. This hotel certainly is a real treat and provides the perfect base from which to explore the many islands of Cape Verde.
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Posted in Katie Mallalieu | Tagged Excursions & tours, Hilton Cabo Verde, Holidays, Island hopping, Santo Antao, Things to do, Water sports
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