Car hire in Cape Verde gives you more opportunities to take in the beauty of these lovely, sun-baked rocks in the Atlantic...
Situated in the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Verde is one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the world. The country consists of 10 islands off the west coast of Africa. Notable for its flat terrain, Cape Verde offers an exotic fusion of Portuguese and African culture.
Flying into Cape Verde Sal Airport (SID), you'll soon realise that you are perfectly placed to enjoy these stunning islands. Located on the island of Sal in the Barlovento group of islands, Sal Airport offers a range of Cape Verde car hire options, so you can explore the country at your own pace.
Espargos is the capital city of the island of Sal and has a number of hotels and restaurants. With many small towns and villages, such as Palmeira and Terra Boa, car hire in Cape Verde is a practical way to travel on the Barlovento and Sotavento Islands. The country is home to three extinct volcanoes and is a former salt-panning region. One of the salt flats, Pedra de Lume, is now a popular holiday resort, offering visitors a unique opportunity to swim in the salt pans.
Cape Verde has a warm climate where sunshine is almost guaranteed throughout the year and promises wonderful white sandy beaches. The peaceful beach resorts of Maria and Murdeira are favourites with tourists, boasting luxurious hotels and fantastic holiday villas. One of the top five windsurfing destinations in the world, Cape Verde offers plenty of water sports including diving, deep sea fishing and kitesurfing, making the country a favourite among tourists who want an action-packed vacation.
To explore the attractions of Cape Verde, car hire is essential. Give your wallet a little more to spend on some of the fine food in Cape Verde by using TravelSupermarket to pre-book your hire car. You can then pick up your vehicle from your destination airport.
It may be small, but if you’ve got car hire, Sal island packs quite a punch...
With so much to see and do in this developing country, you'll want the freedom to explore Sal and other areas in Cape Verde in your own time, making car hire the obvious way to travel on the island.
The starting point on Sal will no doubt be Santa Maria – the main resort to the south of the island, some 20 minutes’ drive from the airport and island capital of Espargos. In Santa Maria you’ll find a fine collection of restaurants and some of the best beaches in Cape Verde. Fans of water sports will enjoy ample opportunities for surfing and windsurfing. Close to Santa Maria you’ll find Ponta Preta, known for its excellent beach and sand dunes.
Other places to drive out to (almost any journey from Espargos will take no more than half an hour) include the picturesque village of Murdeira on the west coast, and the port of Palmeira. As with most working fishing ports, you’ll notice this is where many of the locals come to enjoy seafood.
If you like shopping, your best option would be a drive into Espargos itself. It’s no giant shopping centre, but there’s plenty of quality to be found among the shops which are interspersed with dozens of restaurants and bars.
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