Island Discovery

Island Hopping from Sal

Visit Santiago, São Vicente, Boa Vista & Sal. Includes internal flights

This tour introduces you to Santiago's bustling markets, nightlife, hiking trails and spectacular scenery, with time to also explore São Vicente and its capital Mindelo, the gateway to the stunning island of Santo Antão. In contrast, Boa Vista and Sal are renowned for having the best beaches in the archipelago.

After touching down on Sal board your onward flight straight to Santiago, the largest Island in the archipelago with craggy mountains and lush valleys, the extreme opposite to Sal. Built on a plateau of rock and overspilling onto the land below its steep cliffs, Praia, the capital of the island, is mostly African yet Mediterranean as well. The main square on the Plateau houses some noteworthy buildings including the old Palace of the Council, the Presidential Palace and the old Catholic Cathedral. A statue of Diogo Gomes, one of the two discoverers of Santiago, stands just outside the square.

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On São Vicente, stay in the capital Mindelo where you will have plenty of time to explore. Mindelo, the capital of São Vicente, has plenty of places to observe Cape Verdean culture. At the Centro Nacional Artesanato it is possible to watch Cape Verdeans weaving cloth and making ceramics. There are an abundance of restaurants and bars that have live music, both morna, the bitter sweet sounds and the more lively funana. For something a little different, visit Santa Luzia, an uninhabited island close to São Vicente that has beautiful deserted beaches and dunes in the south which can be reached by finding a fisherman in Calhau who is willing to take you.

The rest of the trip is a more relaxing affair with time spent on both Sal and Boa Vista. The landscape on Boa Vista is ever changing with the spectacular moving with the winds. Saharan-like oases are dotted around the interior and depending on the time of year, turtles can be spotted on some of the beaches. A plethora of water sports awaits visitors to Sal and in addition to the white sandy beaches, the main attractions are the salt flats at Pedra de Lume. The natural swimming pools and underwater caves at Buracano are also great place to cool off for a quick dip.


14-night island-hopping itinerary that explores four very different islands. There are currently limited flights to Boa Vista from the UK, if you would like to include Boa Vista in your itinerary please call for a tailor-made quote.

Departure Dates

Regular departures available during the winter season (November to April), with days of the week dependent on international flight departure days from your choice of UK airport.

What's included

  • International flights from UK to Sal
  • Access to UK airport lounge
  • Airport Security Tax (TSA)
  • Experienced and reliable resort team on hand to help 
  • Free Cape Verde destination guide
  • Internal flights between Sal, Santiago, São Vicente & Boa Vista
  • 10 nights' hotel accommodation on bed & breakfast
  • 4 nights' hotel accommodation on all inclusive
  • Private return airport transfers on Sal & Boa Vista
  • All return transfers between airport & hotels on the islands of Santiago & São Vicente

What's not included

  • Meals not stated in the board basis
  • Drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Single & upgrade supplements
  • Excursions


2 nights in 4 grade Pestana Tropico Hotel, Santiago
3 nights in 3 grade Oasis Porto Grande Hotel, São Vicente
4 nights in 4.5 grade Iberostar Club Boa Vista Hotel, Boa Vista
5 nights in 5 grade Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort

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Travelling Between the Islands

Upon your arrival in Sal after your international flight, you will travel to Boa Vista and return to Sal by internal flights. These flights are provided by TICV and, whilst every effort will be made to book direct flights, these flights may be indirect due to scheduling limitations. There are currently no direct flights between Boa Vista and Sal.

It should also be noted that internal flights can, and do, see schedule changes and flights are sometimes cancelled, delayed or even early!

Due to the travelling involved on our island hopping itineraries we don’t recommend this type of holiday for young children.

Tour Accommodation

Days 1 to 2 - Pestana Tropico Hotel

Room Type: Standard Room Pool View

Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast

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Days 3 to 5 - Oasis Porto Grande

Room Type: Standard Room

Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast

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Days 6 to 9 - Iberostar Club Boa Vista

Room Type: Standard Room

Board Basis: All-inclusive

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Days 10 to 14 - Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort

Room Type: King Guest Room

Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast

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