Santa Maria Pier, Sal


With golden sandy beaches sinking into azure waters, Sal is best described as a beach lover's paradise. It's also the archipelago's most popular island for holiday-makers. Read more.

Santa Monica Beach - Boa Vista

Boa Vista

Home to some of the most dazzling beaches on the archipelago covering a staggering 55km, it's ideal for those in search of total relaxation. Read more.


The largest island in the archipelago and home to Praia, Cape Verde's capital, Santiago is an island rich in culture and eclectic history. Read more.

Peak of Mount Fogo


Famed for its dramatic volcanic scenes, a visit to Fogo is highly recommended. It's striking volcano, standing at 2829m, dominates the landscape and promises adventure. Read more.

Musicians on the street in Mindelo

São Vicente

São Vicente's capital, Mindelo, is a vibrant musical town, where you can soak up the very best of Cape Verdean culture. It's also home to the destination's most famous Carnival. Read more

Other islands

From rugged green mountains to stunning floral landscapes and deserted beaches, there's so much more to Cape Verde than meets the eye. Discover the other islands




The Cape Verde islands are a place of great contrasts, with each of the 10 islands offering a different experience. Find out more about each of these unique and rewarding destinations alongside culture and useful information, helping you to discover the variety of holiday experiences you could soon be enjoying... 


View over Cidade Velha, Santiago

History & Language

There are sites around the islands, such as Cidade Velha or Ribeira Grande as it was then named, that reflect a fascinating history dating back to the Islands discovery in 1456.


Cape Verde's climate is pleasantly tropical with year round average temperatures between 26° and 30° C.

Belvedere Buffet Restaurant

Food & Drink

You will generally find a good selection of restaurants in the main towns offering different choices of cuisine including local Creole and Portuguese specialities.

Festivals & Events

Festivals are an important pastime for the Cape Verdeans with the biggest celebrations taking place on the island of Sao Vicente.

Local Market


Cape Verde is classed as a poor country however, the quality of life ranks highest in the United Nations index of West Africa.

Santa Maria, on Sal island, Cape Verde - Chloe Lyttle @lyttlelensChloe Lyttle @lyttlelens

Out And About

Cape Verde is a popular beach holiday destination, but for those who prefer to get out and about there are a number of options available.