NEW: The Cape Verde Experience Brochure 2012/13

12 June 2012 - The Cape Verde Experience - Press Office

Independent tour operator, The Cape Verde Experience launches its November 2012 – October 2013 brochure this month. The specialist features six out of the ten islands in the Cape Verde archipelago (in total 16 hotels) and can arrange single-island and twin-centre trips, as well as a selection of programmed and tailor-made island-hopping itineraries. Highlights of the new brochure include:

Two New Hotels on the island of Boa Vista
The Cape Verde Experience has added two new unique hotels to its portfolio of accommodation on the island of Boa Vista. Set on the edge of the Norte national park, Spinguera Eco Lodge offers something different on the island of Boa Vista, whilst embracing an ethos of sustainable tourism. Once a settlement for farmers and fishermen, this ten room property - arranged as stylish stone cottages - is a haven of tranquillity and offers complete relaxation for its guests. Spinguera Eco Lodge is a ten minute stroll down to the ocean and houses its own onsite restaurant serving a fusion of Cape Verdean classics and Italian cuisine. The family run, sea front Orquidea Guest House is the second addition to The Cape Verde Experience Boa Vista collection and another perfect choice for beach-lovers. Set in tropical gardens filled with hibiscus and palms, the Guest House comprises ten rooms each complete with private balcony. Less than 250m from the town square of Sal Rei, Boa Vista’s capital, Orquidea guests are within easy reach of bars and restaurants where at weekends live Cape Verdean music can be enjoyed, providing an authentic Cape Verdean experience.

Tall Ship Sailing Cruise of Cape Verde
The three-masted topsail schooner ‘Oosterschelde’ is making a return to The Cape Verde Experience island-hopping programme for winter 2012/13. Built in the Netherlands in 1918, this 50m historic tall ship - housing nine cabins – encounters at least six of the Cape Verde islands during its 12-day voyage, offering a unique platform from which to view this diverse archipelago. Guests are welcomed to participate in on board duties, from navigation, steering, and trimming the sails, to climbing the mast and being on look out. However, the journey can be as ‘hands on’ or relaxed as desired. Shore excursions are available and payable locally. The 11 nights on board are packaged with three nights on land on the island of Sal to make the trip an overall 14 nights.

Flights to Cape Verde
From this winter, departures are available from three UK Airports to the island of Sal and from four UK Airports to the island of Boa Vista. From London there will be a weekly Gatwick flight to Sal, as well as a twice-weekly flight service to Boa Vista, thus making 10 & 11 night holidays a possibility to this island (Manchester will also offer a twice-weekly flight service to Boa Vista). The Cape Verde Experience advises early booking to avoid disappointment, especially if this winter’s demand matches or exceeds last season’s where its bookings were up significantly year on year. All flights are with Thomson Airlines.

Early Booking Offers: Book by 31 July & save up to £200pp
This winter (2012/13) 7 night holidays with The Cape Verde Experience start from £679* per person. This price is based on two sharing a standard room with breakfast at the 2.5 grade Hotel Pontão on Sal and includes return flights, taxes, transfers and contact with an English-speaking representative within resort.

The Cape Verde Experience is offering a selection of Early Booking Offers for travel this winter, valid if booked by 31 July 2012. These include savings of up £200 per person on holidays based at the Meliá Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa on Sal or at the Iberostar Club Boa Vista, as well as a discount of £100 per person on the 14-night ‘Mountains & Beaches’ island hopping itinerary. Please call The Cape Verde Experience Reservations Department on 0845 330 2071 or visit for more information.

* Includes Early Booking Offer discount of £20pp.