The Cape Verde Holidays Guide website was made to provide you with all the information about the Cape Verde Islands, its culture, history, language, activities, hotels, travel and other important information to help you make a better choice.
The archipelago of Cape Verde is located in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Senegal, in West Africa. The ten islands are divided into two major groups; to the south are the Sotavento group (Brava, Fogo, Santiago and Maio) and to the north, the islands of Barlavento (Boa Vista, Sal, São Nicolau, Santa Luzia, Sao Vicente and Santo Antão). Sal is the most popular in terms of tourism.
Cape Verde has four international airports: Amilcar Cabral International Airport on Sal Island, the International Airport of Praia on Santiago Island, the International Airport on Boa Vista island and finally (since December 22, 2009) São Vicente island also has an airport. Praia, the administrative capital is located on the island of Santiago, the largest of the archipelago.
The islands are of volcanic origin with the island of Fogo having an active volcano (Pico do Fogo) which is also the highest point of the islands at 2829 m. The last lava flow dates only from 1995. Most islands have steep terrain and are covered with volcanic ash and poor vegetation. The climate is hot and dry with average temperatures between 20-29 ° C. During the months of January and February the islands are influenced by sandstorms from the Sahara. The Fogo volcano has a massive caldera that is about 8 km in diameter and a must see for vulcanologist.
The 10 Cape Verde Islands are an excellent holiday destination with inviting all-year round warm and sunny weather, loads of sandy beaches, friendly people and only 4-5 hours flight from most of Europe and no jet lag.