Mountains & Beaches

Island Hopping from Sal

Visit Santiago, São Vicente & Sal. Includes internal flights

If you love beach and mountain holidays, you'll love this island-hopping itinerary. Discover the markets, nightlife, music and mountainous scenery on Santiago and São Vicente before relaxing on the beach on Sal. 

Beginning on the island of Sal, you will overnight here to relax and unwind ready for your internal flight the next day.

While on Santiago staying in the mountains, you'll have plenty of time to explore, with walking tours available from your doorstep through the dramatic mountainous scenery of the interior of the island. The rooftop restaurant at Quinta da Montanha serves traditionally cooked, home-grown produce and there is a bar with an observatory for viewing the panoramas and the night sky. 

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Excursions are available to allow you to visit Praia, which gives you a completely different experience of Santiago. 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. You may wish to explore the large African markets or the Cidade Velha, the old capital of Santiago until 1770. Today, the villagers live amongst the ruins of the numerous churches with the great hill fort behind them.

On São Vicente, Mindelo is a vibrant and exciting city that is generally considered to be one of the cultural centres of the islands and is rightly proud of its rich traditions in art and music. The cobbled squares, wide streets and 19th-century European architecture is reminiscent of colonial times past.

The neighbouring island of Santo Antão is easily accessible by ferry for a day and boasts beautiful mountainous scenery, a popular choice for hikers, with its rugged peaks, volcanic walls and ravines, it's one of the most impressive islands in the archipelago.

With your last six nights on the island of Sal, you have time to relax and make the most of the sun and sand, or take in some of the island tours or a spot of fishing or water sports to make the most of you visit to the islands.


14-night island-hopping itinerary that allows you to experience the wonders of Santiago, São Vicente & Sal. 

Departure dates

The itinerary for this tour must start on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday for the internal flights to work. However, other UK departure days may be available, by doing the islands in a slightly different order.  Please call for a tailor-made quote, with your choice of day and 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 
  • Cape Verde digital guide
  • Internal flights between Sal, Santiago and São Vicente
  • 14 nights' hotel accommodation on bed & breakfast
  • Private return airport transfers on Sal
  • All return transfers between airport and hotels on the islands of Santiago and São Vicente

What's not included

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


1 night in 4.5 grade Hotel Morabeza, Sal
2 nights in 2.5 grade Quinta da Montanha Hotel, Santiago
5 nights in 3.5 grade Foya Branca Hotel, São Vicente
6 nights in 4.5 grade Hotel Morabeza, Sal
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Travelling Between the Islands

Upon your arrival in Sal after your international flight, you will travel to Santiago the following day and return to Sal by internal flights. These flights are provided by BestFly and, whilst every effort will be made to book direct flights, these flights may be indirect due to scheduling limitations.

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

Day 1 - Hotel Morabeza

Room Type: Double Land View Room

Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast

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Days 2 to 3 - Quinta da Montanha

Room Type: Standard Room

Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast

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Days 4 to 8 - Foya Branca Hotel

Room Type: Double Sea View Room

Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast

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Days 9 to 14 - Hotel Morabeza

Room Type: Double Land View Room

Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast

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