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.
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.
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.
The old colonial port of Mindelo is the place for music and song. Reached by flight from Sal or Santiago.
It has the capital and business centre of Praia and the second international airport.
Sleepy and undisturbed, with fine beaches, it can be reached from Santiago by ferry or plane.
Famous for its volcano. Reached via Sal on a daily trip or Santiago with an early morning flight.
Mountainous, remote and fertile. Thje place for walking and trekking.Reached by ferry from Sao Vicente.
The best place to catch blue marlin.
Smallest and most remote and unchanged. Reached by ferry from Fogo, but only unreliably twice a week.
Costly due to the local airline monopoly. Book well in advance as part of a package to have any hope of reaching your destination.
You can save up to 30% on multi island trips.
There are many proposals for new golf courses and there is an existing 18 hole course on Sao Vicente
Wonderful long sandy beaches exist on several islands