Cape Verde Off The Beaten Path

  • Santo Antao
    Santo Antao
    by cachaseiro
  • Maio
    by plaisy31
  • Island of Boa Vista
    Island of Boa Vista
    by plaisy31

Cape Verde Off The Beaten Path

  • Santo Antao

    Few visitors make it to santo Antao, but it's a must if you ask me.the island is more green than the rest of the country and has more´s really good for hiking and because the mountains makes it a little less accesible, it´s also less touristy and i found it to be the friendliest island in cape Verde.

  • BEACH BEACH and More BEach

    Paradise:Cape Verde has some of the most beautiful beaches clean, clear, and sandy....The island of maio

  • a distance we could see...

    in a distance we could see the hughe mountains coming out of the sea - some sort of an 'unreal world', as we were sailing several days from Barbados without seeing any small islands, and all of a sudden there are rocks and mountains, more than 2800 meters high.The Cap Verde islands are quite remote from ordinary cruise-itineraries, and when-ever...

  • Around Joao Barrosa

    If you have time it's better to walk, you get to see things that you skip driving. I rent a jeep 3 days and made 100 km a day in a 600km2 island, and felt insatisfied.

  • The other islands

    Every island of Cape Verde is different from the other ones. You can reach them by plane or boat.Maio is one of the three islands, with Sal and Boavista, protected by the 'Cabo Verde Natura 2000' an environmental plan of the Las Palmas University (Canary Islands). Here there are some little white beaches where in the summer the turtles come to lay...

  • the people

    Cape verdians are really warm and friendly people. The kids are always asking for caramels, candies, bottled water.... They got really excited was when andré started taking them pitctures with his digital camera, and then showed them the pic!... It was great to see they're joyfull reaction to they're picture!!

  • Feel the nature

    Curral Velho is a deserted village. It's set on a spectacular place, just near a beautifull beach, although quite windy, and with a wild sea! There used to be a stream passing through and that would give the water they needed, but because doens't rain very often, the stream dried out 30 years or so ago, and so people had to leave they're houses....

  • Cidade Velha Old Town...

    Cidade Velha Old Town (SANTIAGO Island)Situated on Santiago Island with the Sao Joao Baptista Fortress as neighbour.Remains as the first European settlement in Africa entirely buid by Europeans.Sao Pedro Beach (SAO VICENTE Island)

  • visit a typical village, stil...

    visit a typical village, stil rather unknown for and to should be able to speak at least a little Portuguese as the local 'crioula'=mix of African, French and quite difficult to understand


    THE MOUNTAIN BLEW ITS TOP IN 1995. HERE IS A DESCRIPTION FROM THE WEB: Seven vents were active on the first day of the eruption, with fire-fountains feeding pahoehoe lava flows, ejection of volcanic bombs, and a gas-and-ash plume 2,000 m high. A scoria cone was soon built, from which lava flows were directed SW before turning NW towards the caldera...


    THE HIGHEST POINT OF THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS IS MT. FOGO, ELEVATION 2829 METERS, A VOLCANO LOCATED ON THE ISLAND OF FOGO. HERE IS SOME INFO ON IT FROM THE WEB: Friday morning we took a taxi to the top of Fogo. The top of the island is a huge crater, that is open on the south side so you can drive into it, about 2000m above sealevel, the peak is...

  • Well, that's quite difficult....

    Well, that's quite difficult. I would say whole Cape Verde is off the beaten path! There are only a very few tourists visiting the islands. If you leave Sal you won't see lot's of tourists. Most of them will be probably on Santo Antao - but this is the most beautiful island.pic shows: clouds moving at the edge of Cova Crater on Santo Antao

  • Where ever you go, take an...

    Where ever you go, take an alugher and let you drive around. Collectives are cheeper, but if you take one for the day (3000 esc. env.) 8 peoples can travel and the driver will show you the area and explain.

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