Whether you're looking for volcano hiking, turtle-spotting, a bit of culture, or you simply want to relax, there are numerous things to enjoy on Cape Verde. Here are some ideas...
Free & cheap: The best things in life are free, and you'll certainly agree when you spend a day at Estoril Beach on Boa Vista island. With its miles of golden sand and crystal-clear waters, you can enjoy your own tropical paradise without spending a penny.
Romance: For a dramatic date that will result in breathtaking views, don a good pair of hiking boots, book a guide and climb Mt Fogo - Cape Verde's active volcano and highest peak.
Kids & teens: Young nature lovers will enjoy spending a day turtle spotting on Boa Vista. Book an excursion to catch a glimpse of these endangered creatures.
Grown-up families: Take a trip to Mindelo, the cultural capital of Cape Verde, and spend an evening trying out the national dish, cachupa, in one of its many restaurants while listening to traditional music.
Nightlife: Santa Maria plays host to a variety of nightlife. Restaurants, beach bars and discos can be found here, so put on your dancing shoes and enjoy a night on the tiles.
Active: The combination of great waves and wind on Sal make it a wind- and kite-surfer's paradise. From beginners to the more advanced, the conditions here make it perfect for those looking for an active holiday.
Shopping: The African market in the main square of Sal Rei will present shopaholics with plenty of opportunities to get their hands on souvenirs.