Cape Verde is a group of 10 islands in the Atlantic Ocean, just off the coast of West Africa and it’s an underrated hidden gem waiting to be explored.
Even though traveling to Cape Verde is not common, this small country is an amazing tropical destination and perfect for those who are looking for adventure, an authentic atmosphere, and fewer tourist crowds.
One of the best things you can do here is simply relaxing on the beach. With its year-round sunshine and excellent climate, you are going to find the perfect beach holiday you were looking for.
Some of the best beaches in Cape Verde are Praia de Chaves, Santa Monica Beach, Santa Maria Beach, Laginha Beach, São Pedro Beach, and Ponta Preta.
Sal and Boa Vista are two resort islands in Cape Verde that come with unlimited attractions such as kitesurfing, windsurfing, snorkeling, diving, and whale watching. Make sure to check out Viana Desert and Sal Rei if you are staying on Boa Vista.
Cape Verde does not fail when it comes to dramatic landscapes. Explore Ilha do Fogo and no doubt, it will become the highlight of your trip thanks to its breathtaking views. The trekking opportunities are incredible too.
Cape Verde is truly a hiker’s paradise as it offers numerous hiking trails. São Vicente and Santo Antão are both fantastic places to go on a hike. You will be rewarded with deep green valleys, rocky landscapes, volcanoes, and gorges. You can discover Santa Luzia for the day by taking a fishing boat from São Vicente.
São Vicente and Santo Antão are also great for getting to know the locals and their colorful lifestyle. Music is a big part of Cape Verde’s culture and Mindelo is the right place to enjoy great local music and dance the night away.
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