Cape Verde Favorites

  • Classroom at Sal Rei school
    Classroom at Sal Rei school
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    Schoolchildren playing outside at Sal...
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  • Schoolboys posing for photos at Sal Rei
    Schoolboys posing for photos at Sal Rei
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  • Mindelo

    Mindelo is the cultural center of Cape Verde.The barefooted diva, Cesaria Evora comes from there and so does many other musicians.One night i even bumped in to senegalese singer, Yussou n'dour in a local cafe while i was ther and the place do in general have a good artist vibe.

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  • TAKE A VIRTUAL TOURIST WITH YOU!

    Cape Verde is a far trek to a beach island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. What better way to visit here than to take another member of VT along with you! The first photo shows my friend and wonder VA (Virtual Attendee) - Gail. I thought she looked a bit pale one day in my rucksack so I took her down to the glorious golden beach in Santa...

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  • Nice People

    As stated by others, the people are very friendly. I was a little dissapointed by the beaches near the Tropico hotel, very littered and dirty. Lots of stray dogs also, no danger though. This place is a bit underdeveloped, so dont expect the same things as in a jet-set vacation spot. A very unique place.

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  • Music in the air

    The capverdian music, we like it!One of the reasons for us to come to Cape Verde. You feel and hear the music in the air.There are three different kinds of capeverdian music; the funana, the morna and the coladera.Our favourite is the morna.One of the most famous singers of the morna is Cesaria Evora. We visit her home town Mindelo.There we hear...

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  • Have an open mind

    Cape Verde's beauty is in its people. You'll find the most beautiful mixtures of races and colours. What Europeans would perceive as black people sometimes have green eyes and blond hair. And, more important, all 'cabo's' are very friendly, welcoming and party-minded.

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  • A great day in Cape verde Islands

    It was a great weather that day, bright sunshine, but some sort of a bad weather front with very dark clouds was coming closer and closer......and it was a perfect day to take photographs against the sun, with the totally smooth sea glittering in the sun, while our small tenderboats made the transport of passengers and crew between our cruiseship...

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  • THE BEER!

    Don't miss out on the local beers Ceris (bottled) and Cleps (draught)! The brewery in Praia was set up by a Danish company and if anybody knows beer - it's the Danes!

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  • 4 girls in Estancia Baixo

    Drive away from the hotel , feel the island, and tak to locals. More and more locals talking italian in Boavista.

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  • A wild desert island

    When you arrive at Cape verde, you'll land at Espargos, on the Ilha do Sal, where is the international airport. You'll can reach the other islands by little planes. From Ilha do Sal you can go to Boavista by boat, but the voyage is about three hours long. I've been only at Ilha do Sal, so in my Cape Verde pages I'll describe you the other islands...

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  • Climb an Active Volcano!

    My fondest memory is probably that of climbing Pico de Fogo (2829 metres). It was the first volcano I had ever climbed.

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  • Boavista

    The Boavista island has so much to see!! one of my fondeste memories was almost getting lost, almost by night fall in the middle of the sand dunes, near a beach (the sta maria) that has a scary ship sunk there! a bit scary, but very funny to remember

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  • Around Sal

    I didn't spend much time in the Island of Sal, but in a few hours you can have a look to the salinas, and around Santa Maria, the nicest village there.

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  • Sal Rei

    Walk around and enjoy the village of Sal Rei! My fondest memory was the relaxed time i spent there... the sunsets by the pier, the friendly people...

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  • For surfing

    In Santa Maria, Sal, you have this spot called Ponta Preta. Because it's all balck stones, the sea formes beatifull waves there.

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  • Take money!

    In the island of Sal you have 2 banks (for what i know) and one cashpoint, but cannot be used by foreigner accounts. In Boavista island you only have one bank opened untill 3pm, where you can get money at the balcony with your visa card (only!). The only way to get around there is with money on your pocket, there's no such thing as visa in shops,...

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  • When in Cape Verde you should...

    When in Cape Verde you should go to:SAL Island - Santa Maria BeachBOAVISTA Island - Santa Monica BeachSANTIAGO Island - Cidade da Praia Market and Cidade VelhaSAO VICENTE Island - City of Mindelo Amilcar Cabral Square (Mindelo)Where you seat and observe Cape Verdeans walking around the square.Coming from Sao Vicente Airport and seeing Mindelo and...

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  • Mingle in ports and docks......

    Mingle in ports and docks... In Cape Vert, lots of sailors and traders come from absolutly everywhere in the world and you can find them in main ports areas like in “São Vicente Island, - Porto Grande” (In this photo)... I remember a total sense of a huge mix of cultures and harmony in relationship between them...

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  • island of Sao Tiagonorth of...

    island of Sao Tiagonorth of the island: village of Tarrafal,most beautiful beach of the whole archipelago,nice walks along the beach, and on the rocks/mountains, visit local market

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  • island of Sao Tiagothe inner...

    island of Sao Tiagothe inner of the islandvisit the center of the island from Praia to Tarrafal, the scenery along the route is magnificient and a stop at Sao Jorge de Orgaos is a must to see the streets full of bougainvillae. Further on towards Assomada is the highest peak of the island, called the peak of Antonio (1300 metres)passing by banana...

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  • THE ISLAND OF SAOTIAGO...

    THE ISLAND OF SAOTIAGO (SANTIAGO)=================================1) CAPITAL PRAIAthe City of Praia, originally called Praia de Sta maria, was built on a basaltic platform overlooking the bay and this area is known as the 'plateau'. A walk through this lovely town, stopping for a coffee at one of the pleasant esplanades or just relaxing in the...

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  • the island of...

    the island of SAL=================in view of its close proximity to the African continent, has a climate very simular to other zones with same latitude. It is very arid islan, and although volcanic in origin, constant erosion throughout its history has made it almost flat. From north to south it is about 30 km long but does not exceed more then 12...

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  • dangerous divebut when the...

    dangerous divebut when the sun is hight , you can have a magic effect underwater 'hole of light'but take care

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  • more, this people can make...

    more, this people can make music with nothing!!!they enjoy the musicif you like fado or cesaria evoralet s go the feelings

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  • if you can , dont go to the...

    if you can , dont go to the hotel to eatlook for little restaurant (maria is the best)you will eat more , better for a very little pricemay be it s not so lighty than hotel, butr so pleasant

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  • Wer gerne wandert ist auf...

    Wer gerne wandert ist auf Santo Antao richtig.Surfer treffen sich auf Sal, aber sonst gibt es da nichts zu tun. Auf Santiago kann man sowohl baden wie auch wandern. Die spektakulären gepflasterten Wege auf S.Antao und die ungepflasterten, aber ebenso steilen auf Santiagosind unvergleichbar.

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  • ...be out of travel...

    ...be out of travel destinations!There are too many other more enjoyable island groups to visit; the Carribean, Hawaii, Tahati and all the Pacific islands. LEAVING! (I was sentenced there on business, that's why!)

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  • You have to stay couple of...

    You have to stay couple of days on the first island you step onto from the airplane - Sal. I spent almost 3 months there and it was the best vacation in my life so far. I stayed in Espargos, which is the closest place to the airport and biggest town on the island. There is about 10 000 inhabitants living on Sal, criminality is 0, everyone knows...

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  • Cape Verde is an island nation...

    Cape Verde is an island nation 400 miles off the west coast of Africa. Composed of 10 main islands and several small islets, the country covers only 1,500 sq. mi. of land (about the size of Long Island and New York City combined) and over 33,000 sq. mi. of territorial sea. The roughly 400,000 people of the islands are the descendents of the...

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  • feel the fascination of the...

    feel the fascination of the colour, which is inside everything: the country, the mountains, the houses, the sea, the bushes and trees - and - of course - inside the people

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  • The beauty of caboverde is to...

    The beauty of caboverde is to discover. Sand, earth, stones... nothing special at first sight. But if you look better... those island will show you that they are beautifull. La beauté du cap vert ne saute pas aux yeux, il faut la découvrir..la chercher. Mais quand on la trouve elle vous ensorcelle et ne vous lache plus. Santa Maria in Sal....

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  • Change island and visit Sao...

    Change island and visit Sao Vicente on a week-end. Mindelo has a special colonial taste, and musik is everywhereAlso Sant'Antao and walk down the volcano from Cavo to the cost. The Santa Maria beachStreets of MindeloWalking down throu the clouds from Cavo after taking an alugher to visit isolated farms in the mountains.

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  • Visit the (unmarked) internet...

    Visit the (unmarked) internet cafe in the center of Praia - until you can get outta the islands. It's busy and has limited computers; reservations required. LEAVING! (I was sentenced there on business, that's why!)

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Cape Verde Hotels

  • Hotel Morabeza

    Ilha Do Sal, Caixa Postal 33, Santa Maria, 4111, Cape Verde

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Clubhotel Riu Karamboa

    Lote HO 1, Urb. Morrinho de Baguincho, Praia de Salines, , Cape Verde

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Residencial A Paz

    Avenida 4 de Julho, Sal Rei, 74000, Cape Verde

  • Mimagui Residencial Cape Verde San...

    Alto Monte Videu exp 203, Mindelo, BLANK, Cape Verde

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • King Fisher Resort

    Ilha de Santiago

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • BravoClub Vila do Farol

    Praia Santa Maria, Santa Maria, 4111, Cape Verde

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Business

  • Residencial Alto Fortim

    Alto Fortim, BP 701, Mindelo, Cape Verde

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Baia Verde

    Tarrafal, Cape Verde

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

  • Riu Funana

    Cabocan Lote A2, A3, Santa Maria, Cape Verde

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

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