Cape Verde Travel Guide
Located off the coast of Western Africa, Cape Verde is a country that consists of a group of islands in the central Atlantic Ocean, west of Senegal, covering about 4,000 square kilometres. The islands were discovered in the 15th century by Portuguese explorers and became a slave trade center. Today, Cape Verde is a good tourist destination and the tourism and foreign investment are main boost to the economy of the country. Cape Verdeans are mostly of mixed heritage – Portuguese and African. Some of the Islands of Cape Verde are Sal, Maio and Santiago. Praia is the capital and largest city in the country.
Points of Interest
Cape Verde is a wonderful place to visit. All of the islands making the country have one thing or the other to offer. Santiago Island is the largest island and houses Praia, the nation’s capital. There are great beaches in Sal and Boa Vista islands. Some of the places of interest are Pico do Figo, Se Catedral, Santa Isabel, Palacio do Povo and Fontana. Plan your trip well to be able to enjoy all that Cape Verde has to offer. Tourists can go game fishing, canyoning, hiking and kite surfing in the country. The famous Fogo coffee is one of the things to try as well as the national dish, Cachupa.
There are international airports on a number of the islands that connects to Europe, Africa and America. To travel within the country, tourist can go by air, road or on water.
Places to Lodge
Visiting any of the islands, there are abundant hotels in Cape Verde you can lodge in. The 5 star Booking Boavista is a luxury hotel in Cape Verde in the proximity of Estoril Beach in Boa Vista. Some of the cheap hotels in Cape Verde are Hotel Boa Vista, Kaza di Zaza and Residencial Vale do Paul. Book any Cape Verde hotel of your choice on Jumia Travel.