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Destinations in Cape Verde

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Cities in Cape Verde

There are 24 cities in Cape Verde.

  • Praia – the capital, on Santiago Island
  • Mindelo – port city on São Vicente, probably the country’s liveliest
  • Cidade Velha (Ribeira Grande) – A historic town on Santiago
  • Espargos is the capital of Sal where the airport is and Santa Maria is the main tourist area at the south of the island
  • Assomada is the seat of municipality of Santa Catarina on Santiago
  • Santa Maria – former administrative capital and the most populous city on Sal
  • São Filipe capital of island Fogo

Regions in Cape Verde

Cape Verde is made up of ten major islands and about eight islets. The major islands are as follows (clockwise from northwest):

  • Santo Antão Great hiking

São Vicente With the cultural capital of Mindelo.

Santa Luzia Santa Luzia is uninhabited but can be visited as a day trip from São Vicente.

São Nicolau

Sal There are many beaches, water activities, and resorts to choose from. But there isn’t much else.

Boa Vista Even nicer beaches.


Santiago Island Cape Verde was the first island to be inhabited. It is home to the present capital, Praia, as well as the ancient city, Cidade Velha, and the majority of the country’s inhabitants.

Fogo A spectacular volcano island which erupted as recently as 2014.

A small island only accessible by boat and is a great place to get away from it all.

Other destinations in Cape Verde

  • Brava, the smallest of the islands, is a botanist’s delight, with numerous rare plants living in its foggy woods.
  • Pico de Fogo is an active volcano on Fogo that has produced a one-of-a-kind environment that is best explored on foot or by horseback.

How To Travel To Cape Verde

By plane The islands of Sal, Santiago, Boa Vista, and So Vicente all have international airports. Europe, Africa, and the Americas are all connected. Because not all connections are accessible on travel booking platforms, it is generally a good idea to verify with a travel agency. From Europe Regular flights are available from...

How To Travel Around Cape Verde

Timetables in Cape Verde are not to be taken seriously; don't be shocked if the boat leaves ahead of time or if the flight is abruptly rescheduled for tomorrow. This is something to think about if you want to go island hopping. Flights may be delayed or canceled due...

Things To See in Cape Verde

Cidade Velha, or "Old City," was the first European city in the tropics and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.The Cova valley on Santo Anto is situated in an extinct volcano's crater.The city hall, church, and Palace of Justice in Praia, the capital.Fogo is a volcanic island, one of which...

Money & Shopping in Cape Verde

Currency The escudo, abbreviated CVE, is the official currency of Cape Verde. It is denoted by a cifro (a symbol similar to the dollar sign, but with two vertical strokes instead of one) following the quantity. The currency is pegged to the euro at 110 dollars per euro. Euros are often...

Food & Drinks in Cape Verde

Fresh fish is abundant in Cape Verde. Tuna is widely available, as is Wahoo, a white-fleshed fish with a similar texture. Lagostada – a lobster dishCachupa - the national dish made from maize and potatoes. Flavorings such as fish or chicken are often used.Tosta mista - Tosta mista is a traditional toasted ham...

Culture Of Cape Verde

The social and cultural trends of Cape Verde are comparable to those of rural Portugal. Football (Futebol) games and church activities are both common forms of social contact and enjoyment. In Cape Verde communities, the customary stroll around the praça (town square) to greet acquaintances is still practiced on...

History Of Cape Verde

The Cape Verde Islands were uninhabited prior to the advent of Europeans. The islands of the Cape Verde archipelago were discovered in 1456 by Genoese and Portuguese navigators. According to official Portuguese records, the initial discoveries were made by António de Noli, a Genoa native who was later named...



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