10 facts about Cape Verde
Cape Verde was a little-known archipelago off the west coast of Africa just a few short years ago. But, as tourists came trickling in, it was noticed as the next emerging hotspot by industry experts, such as The Resort Group PLC, and it has thrived as an Island of economic stability based on this influx of tourism ever since.
With the idyllic holiday destination ever more present on the world stage, it’s always good to look at things that make this collection of ten Islands so unique.
- Go diving or snorkelling
Explore beneath the waves of Cape Verde – one of the best places to do this is on the island of Sal, with many opportunities presenting themselves from Santa Maria beach.
- Spot turtles
This is the third most important loggerhead turtle nesting site in the world, where the turtles come to lay their eggs in the sand. The best time to see them is at night, especially between June and September.
- Chill on the beach
Well known for its numerous beaches, Cape Verde boasts several great coastal spots to choose from, but among the finest are Santa Maria Beach on Sal, Praia de Chaves on Boa Vista and Santa Monica,
- Climb a volcano
For those not satisfied with relaxing by the pool or on the beach all day, why not stick on your hiking boots. There a number of trails to attempt on the island, including Pico do Fogo – Cape Verde’s highest peak.
- Go kitesurfing
Cape Verde provides a fantastic range of water sports, but among the most exciting and rewarding are wind sports
- Go horse riding
Race through the surf on horseback whilst enjoying the sights of Cape Verde.
- Quad biking
For those that like adventure, quad bikes tours are another great way to explore the islands.
- Visit Sal’s Salt Mines
For many years the island was a centre for salt mining, which is also where the name Sal (salt) comes from. One of the real thrills of a visit comes in bathing – or floating – in the salt ponds
- Try your hand at fishing
Fishing is extremely popular in Cape Verde, with many of the islands offer guided fishing trips. Various types of fishing are on offer, from rock fishing and deep sea fishing, to big game fishing and surf casting.
- Stroll around Santa Maria
A melting pot of cultures, Santa Maria, on the island of Sal, is a colourful and atmospheric place to explore.
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