Guest Post: Cape Verde – From Beach Chic to Adventure Travel

Guest Post: Cape Verde – From Beach Chic to Adventure Travel

Yep, it’s Friday! And time for a guest post from MyDestinationInfo, who have been dying to tell us all about Cape Verde…

One for both the intrepid and relaxed traveller; Cape Verde is a truly unique destination due to its exotic location, fascinating history and subsequent diversity of cultures.

Located just over 550KM to the west of Africa, it is the blend of African, European and smattering of South American culture that makes it worth the two flights you will need to take from the UK. Made up of 10 islands (9 inhabitable) and with each island only a boat or sea plane ride away you will need more than a week’s holiday to truly appreciate everything this stunning destination has to offer.

If all you are looking for is a carefree beach holiday, with pristine beaches and sapphire blue waters there is no doubt that Cape Verde is the perfect place to get away from the stress and time constraints of normal life. In fact, the Island closest to Africa, Boa Vista, is almost entirely made up of golden sand; ideal for long walks as there is astonishingly nearly 55km worth of beach to stroll. If you are a nature enthusiast you will be pleased to know that you’re likely to spot a sea turtle or two on Boa Vista as it is considered one of the third most important nesting sites in the world.

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But even if beaches aren’t your thing – consider visiting Santiago and you will find bustling markets, world renowned live music and a greener environment. If you are a fearless traveller, then the island of Fogo should fulfil your active desires; the fourth largest island contains a live volcano, Cha Das Chadeiras, where you can hike with a local guide into the crater. Alternatively many islands offer surfing, windsurfing, sea kayaking and quad biking – you won’t have trouble staying active.

Finding places to stay in Cape Verde is not difficult; however, it is worth bearing in mind that standards of service and quality in hotels may not be quite up to the European standards that some travellers will be used to due to the early stages of its tourism industry. However, this only makes for a far more unique and off-the-beaten track experience that most visitors will be looking for. The best located and cost effective accommodation you are likely to find is 3 star hotels. For the most sought after Cape Verde lodging sourced by local experts, visit Cape Verde My destination for a comprehensive guide.

By Harriet Chubb

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