Cape Verde Local Customs

  • Old Portuguese building.
    Old Portuguese building.
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  • THE FLAG OF CAPE VERDE
    THE FLAG OF CAPE VERDE
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Cape Verde Local Customs

  • THE FLAG OF CAPE VERDE

    The current Flag of Cape Verde is relatively new (1992) and is very befitting an island nation. It has 10 stars on it represent the 10 islands making up the county – which are clearly to one side. That’s because the stars are on the hoist side of the flag making it a flag for land and a naval ensign all-in-one. It was officially adopted when Cape...

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  • Hang out at the harbour

    The harbours in Cape Verde are often the center of a lot of the social life.There is lot's of tuna fish in the cape verdian waters and fishing is a big part of the culture.Because of that the harbour is often a big part of the local scene.

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  • Grogg.

    You will probaply be invited to drink grogg with the locals.Grogg is made from sugar cane does a great job if you want to get bloody drunk.You do need a strong stomach to digest it though.

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  • NO STRESS

    Do you like getting hassled while you are trying to shop for souvenirs? Of course not. Giving non-stop hassle to people to Tourists walking around shops is a full-time occupation for some sellers in the streets. Market stalls and some small shops will also try very very hard to get you to part with your money. Part of the pressure they put on you...

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  • a nice souvenir

    our passengers had a tour on the island and a few days later I got this Cap Verde bank note as a tip by one of our passengers.I actually have no idea about the value of it, but for me it is a rare souvenir and I don't care at all that it is rather worn out and almost falls apart...Tipping onboard of M/S Vistafjord was kind of recommended, but not...

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  • Playing URIL !!!

    URIL is the Cape Verde game ... It's a mixture of fast-thinking mathematical brains and long term strategy !!!You can see people along the street playing this and trying to sell it to you :-)

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  • Eating by the beach

    This is what these ladies are doing !!! And do not disturb them, they could become quite evil and they attack you !

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  • Local custom or not I'm HUNGRY !!!

    I guess they go there cause there are no other choices ... sheeps on the beach !!! Not for sunbathing of course, but trying to find out something to eat.Don't disturb them too much ... they could become a little bit aggressive ...

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  • Although there are many...

    Although there are many immigrants from Cape Verde in Portugal, it was only during this vacation that I found out the this people are friendly, tender and helpful. I was really impressed...I also noticed that men were polite and respect lonely ladies in the street. gentlemen, I would say...

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  • Even if you don't understand a...

    Even if you don't understand a word of crioulo, a local theatre is definitely worth a visit. Not only it gives you totally different view on fundamentals of theatre, it will also bring a lot of fun and social feeling.

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  • If, in your heart, you are...

    If, in your heart, you are lacking the feeling that you belong to some pack/family/kennel/group of people (even though you might not admit this aloud), if you feel that you might have freinds on the other side of globe that you met on Internet, but you don't know your neighbours, if you feel a bit lost, even though you have everything, and if I was...

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  • Francisco Manso directed a...

    Francisco Manso directed a movie O TESTAMENTO DO SENHOR NAPOMUCENO about Napumoceno Da Silva Araújo, who was the most successful businessman of Cabo Verde’s archipelago. Which is why his death (in 1984) didn’t leave anyone indifferent, particularly in Mindelo, where he lived. Carlos, his nephew, already saw himself as the heir to his estates. But...

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  • Whether you are just like me...

    Whether you are just like me mad about local music or whether you 'only' like good music regardless the origin, you absolutely should not miss music coming from Cabo Verde. The most known representative of Cabo Verde musical scene is without question Cesaria Evora (on the picture). Try to listen to some of her master pieces at MP3 or directly plan...

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  • Cape Verde has a rich Creole...

    Cape Verde has a rich Creole culture..the very first European Creole culture in fact. There is a variety of foods and music to be found in these islands. Listen to the sorrowful sounds of Cesária Évora's mornas, or dance to the beat of Fantcha's rythmic african sounds.

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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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