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What to do Cape Verde Islands
What to do Cape Verde Islands
What to do Cape Verde Islands
What to do Cape Verde Islands
What to do Cape Verde Islands
What to do Cape Verde Islands
What to do Cape Verde Islands
What to do Cape Verde Islands
What to do Cape Verde Islands
What to do Cape Verde Islands
What to do Cape Verde Islands
What to do Cape Verde Islands
What to do Cape Verde Islands
What to do Cape Verde Islands
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Cape Verde is made up of 10 islands, however there are still a number of people that are not aware of this when booking their holiday to 'Cape Verde'. Why is it important?



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Hopefully you will have reached this page after skirting around the site and discovering things you didn't know or some info which has given you something to think about. In addition to this you will have discovered that although Cape Verde is a country, it's not one large island and that it's made up of a number of islands. All the islands differ as regards what they have to offer, with more happening on Sal for tourists than on other islands. With that said, we will try and promote activities and places on other islands but until this information is provided to us, the main activities promoted will be on the islands actively wanting to promote their businesses and services with us.

In 2005, I like many others watched to programme 'A Place in the Sun' which featured property in Cape Verde. As a result of this programme many people started to look at Cape Verde as a possible place to invest. Over 10 years later, 'A Place in the Sun' decided to return to Sal with a British couple looking for a property in the sun.

Just before I re-launched this website in January 2017 I was fortunate to be asked if I wanted to participate in the TV programme 'A Place in the Sun', which is a popular British television programme which helps people find homes abroad. My small role was to answer a few question about Santa Maria. The couple that were the feature of the programme, Lynn and Brett, had visited Santa Maria before and had a good feel for the place and had decided that Sal was where they wanted to buy their second home. The programme ' A Place in the Sun - Winter Sun' (Cape Verde) was aired on British television, Channel 4, at 4p.m. on 6th February 2017. You will need to watch the programme to see the outcome.

Foreign nationals have shown an interest in the islands both for investment, opportunities or other reasons, many have come and gone whilst others have remained and made it their home as well as place of business. The trials and tribulations, challenges, frustration and success of some will continue. Those that say 'No Stress' perhaps face fewer challenges than others. Situations will change, more people will come and go, but those that do move here will need to consider the benefits as well as the consequences.

Map of the Cape Verde Islands


Blogs

For those looking for some information provided by regular visitors to Cape Verde or those that expats have written about their trip to other islands, please visit out section on blogs.

Travel

There are plenty of travel agencies and tour operators that can provide information on the Cape Verde Islands. Those that have websites will also have some colourful images of places in the sun. Choose your holiday and island to suit your preferences.

There are All Inclusive hotels on a number of the islands, or you may be looking for something different or more flexible. Travel Agencies can provide inter island transfers and accommodation or you may like to make your own arrangements.

Images

We have various pages with images but we also have more photo galleries on the website, others that are in a Picasa web album and videos on YouTube under 'Cape Verde Tips'. The photo galleries and videos are of islands visited, developments and much more. They were all taken over a 10 year period.

Islands

There is a great deal of information about the island of Sal, as this is where we are based and, it's the main tourist island. There are more things for tourists to do on Sal Island than other islands. The other islands are being developed for tourism however this will take a long time. We hope that you understand that this is just a start of a journey of changes for the islands and it's people, they too are trying to deal with the changes.

The hustle and bustle of Santiago contrasts with Maio, from one end of the scale to the other, as does the jagged ridges of some of the mountainous islands compared to the flatter barren islands with white sandy beaches. Whichever island you choose we hope that all the other things that you experience with travel arrangements, accommodation, trips, excursions, restaurants and bars while you are there, makes you want to return.


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Trip Preparation
  • Passport

  • Visa

  • Money

  • Travel Insurance

  • Medical cover

Climate and Clothing
  • Winter - at least one long trousers and a jumper

  • Comfortable walking shoes (flat), thick soled flip flops or sandals

  • Sun lotions, after sun and Mosquito repellent (can be expensive) Hygiene wash gel/wipes.

  • Unlocked phone if wanting to use local sim

  

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    Visa Options

    There are a few ways to obtain and extend your visa.

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