Cape Verde Islands
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Cape Verde Islands

There are ten Cape Verde islands of which nine are inhabited. They are divided into Windward (Barlovento) and Leeward (Sottovento) Cape Verde islands. Each has its own character.

Sal island

The island with the main international airport and the best flight connections to the UK and Ireland. . It has the greatest tourist potential and the best beach. It has more restaurants, pizzerias beach bars and night clubs than any other islands.

Boa Vista island

The airport runway has been extended. Its potential is second only to Sal with its miles of empty beaches and Sahara sand dunes in the interior.

Sao Vicente island

The old colonial port of Mindelo is the place for music and song. Reached by flight from Sal or Santiago.

Santiago island

It has the capital and business centre of Praia and the second international airport.

Maio island

Sleepy and undisturbed, with fine beaches, it can be reached from Santiago by ferry or plane.

Fogo island

Famous for its volcano. Reached via Sal on a daily trip or Santiago with an early morning flight.

Santa Antao island

Mountainous, remote and fertile. Thje place for walking and trekking.Reached by ferry from Sao Vicente.

Sao Nicolau island

The best place to catch blue marlin.

Brava island

Smallest and most remote and unchanged. Reached by ferry from Fogo, but only unreliably twice a week.

Local Flights to Cape Verde islands

Costly due to the local airline monopoly. Book well in advance as part of a package to have any hope of reaching your destination.

Island hopping holiday deals

You can save up to 30% on multi island trips.

Map of the proposed and existing golf courses

There are many proposals for new golf courses and there is an existing 18 hole course on Sao Vicente

Map of the best beaches

Wonderful long sandy beaches exist on several islands