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Cheap Holidays to Cape Verde Islands:

Travel Guide to your Holiday in Cape Verde Islands:

The Cape Verde Islands which is 500km off West Africa and dubbed the African Caribbean has nine inhabited islands all of which are brimming with their own individual character. Most Cape Verde Islands enjoy long sweeping beaches and are slowly becoming the ideal water sports holiday destination for many holiday makers. The most popular Cape Verde islands for holidays are Sal, Boa Vista, San Vicente and Santiago. A holiday in Cape Verde Islands certainly is not a mass tourism destination just yet but is becoming ever more popular.

Weather on Holiday in Cape Verde Islands:

The Cape Verde Islands have 350 days a year of sunshine where temperatures range between 69.8°F (21°C) and 84.2°F (29°C). There is a constant ocean breeze blowing keeping the average humidity between 40% and 60%. The Cape Verde islands have just two seasons; the Tempo das Brias (time of the winds) which runs from October to mid-July, and the ideal time to visit the Cape Verde Islands for watersports; and the Temp das chuvas (rainy season) from August to September, when there can be brief but heavy rainfall.

The coolest holiday months to holiday in the Cape Verde Islands are January and February with temperatures between 60.8°F (16°C) and 69.8°F (21°C). The warmest month to holiday in Cape Verde is September where temperatures average at 80.6°F (27°C) but can reach up to 96.8°F (36°C).

Out and about on Holiday in the Cape Verde Islands:

Numerous holiday attractions are available across the Cape Verde islands and here's a snapshot of what's available:

Boa Vista - The clear, turquoise waters are ideal for diving and snorkelling during the summer and enjoy an abundance of colourful marine life.

Sal - Quad bike and jeep tours are readily available and ideal for exploring the natural landscapes of the island as well as the towns and villages.

Santiago - Popular activities here include hiking, bird-watching. Stop for lunch, admire the mountain views, watch the fishermen trade their daily catch and see the deserted Tarrafal Concentration Camp.

Sao Vicente - Offers a blend of flat plains and volcanic peaks, fishing villages and hiking trails, surfing, beaches and secluded coves.

Eating Out on Holiday in Cape Verde Islands:

A holiday in Cape Verde Islands is a must for any fish lover. You can enjoy a variety of freshly caught fish including octopus, lobster, garopa and tuna fish. Some of the specialities to try out include Cachupa Rica-a stew with corn, pumpkin and vegetables, Canjo-a soup with rice, chicken and carrots and Queijo de Cabra com Doce de Popoia-a dessert of cabra slices served with popoia jam, these are all a must to try whilst on a holiday to the Cape Verde Islands. A standard side dish served in Cape Verde is fried potatoes and rice.

Many of the restaurants on the Cape Verde islands have live music at least one evening a week. Depending on where you are depends on what is served in the restaurants. The smaller Cape Verde islands have little choice on the menus but the menus in Santa Maria have a much wider choice. There are plenty of restaurants as well as cheap snack bars dotted around the island.

Cape Verde Islands Holiday Facts:

Flight Time: From Manchester 4 hours, Birmingham 4 Hours, London 3 hours 50 mins

Currency - Escudo

Nightlife - Quiet with most hotels offering their own entertainment.

Best Time to Visit Cape Verde - A pleasant year-round destination.

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