Cape Verde Flights now Direct
Cape Verde flight links have been good for ages. Charles Lindbergh made a pioneer flight to Santiago, Cape Verde, aiming for South America. He took six hours from Dakar. But his wife did not like Praia and he returned to Bathurst. Not much has changed there. Mussolini built the airport on Sal, Cape Verdes a few years later in an early gig on his 1933-44 world tour season.
Cape Verde Flights - International Airports
The main Cape Verde Flights hub for international flights is the airport on Sal . It has nightly flights from Lisbon, and weekly from the UK . Inter-island flights link Sal to the larger Cape Verde islands of Sao Vicente and Santiago, several times daily, but they are expensive at £180 return and hard to book, so most holiday visitors stay on Sal, with hotels, villas, apartments and fantastic beaches. It is the most European of the Cape Verde islands and the one with obvious tourist potential.
These are every Thursday leaving early mornings and returning late evenings.
These depart on Friday nights from Lisbon and in summer from Oporto as well.
Expensive and unreliable as to timetable. They must be booked before you leave Europe. Cape Verde Trip Advisor Flights passenger experiences
These do not always connect well due to schedule timings. The best links are via Lisbon with nightly flights to Sal and four times weekly to Santiago. They often require one or even two overnight stops. There is a once weekly night flight from Boston Logan.
These are not reliable and no longer connect with Sal or with Tenerife. It is better to fly via Lisbon. See Cape Verde Trip Advisor Passenger experiences
Many Ferries are actually cargo ships, carrying live goats and donkeys as well as people and taking a day or two to get anywhere.
Cape verde smallest islands can only be reached by ferry. Otherwise Cape Verde inter-island flights are usually to be preferred
Mostly Cape Verde cars are unserviced an often break down. Avis and Hertz are more expensive but no better than the others. Avis on Santiago will cheat you if they can. It is a franchise so there is no point complaining to HQ.
The only Cape Verde city with buses are Mindelo and Praia. But most other Cape Verde islands have aluguers or shared pick-up transport.