Cape Verde holidays are ripe for entertainment opportunity. The vibrant little island has been able to flourish by itself in past years. Its prime location and with it being over 570 kilometres away from western Africa makes it very attractive to tourists.
Read on below to find out what kind of exciting things you can expect to do in Cape Verde.
There are many fantastic diving spots in Cape Verde. The deep reefs and vibrant marine life offer some extraordinary experiences. A lot of the locations offer you beginners experience if it’s your first time or the opportunity to dive right in and get stuck into the action.
Some of the most popular diving spots are Santa Maria, Sao Vicente and Boa Vista. These offer some amazing sights on the coastline but as well as that some superb underwater experiences. Inquire your hotel to find out whether there are any diving companies in your area.
Cape Verde is well known for its famous folk music known as ‘morna’. Many locations and bars offer some of the best entertainment value. The style of music is like dancing to fast samba and tango rhythms.
Today there are still traces of European and African culture as well as 400 years of Portuguese culture that have long left their mark on the island.
With some of the best waves in the world it’s no surprise that many people travel to Cape Verde to experience sports such as surfing or water skiing. The series of many little islands offer great experiences for either the beginner or seasoned pro.
There are various places where you can either rent a board out or go with a group and an instructor. Going out with an instructor is your best bet if you’re a beginner and just want to experience a great water sport. Some great spots for water skiing and surfing are Ponta Preta in Sal, Canoa inside Murdeira bay and Ponta Lemo Velho on the south coast.
If you love handicrafts and gifts then Cape Verde will be a treat for you. The locals love making various items such as hats, clothing and ornaments with the islands natural resources. Important items on the island that are used to make things include clay and basket weaving.
Boa Vista is also a popular shopping destination for many locals and tourists. You can find many little items that have been made by the locals for sale to the tourists in the mini markets. In the centre of Sal Rei there are three main shops that you can go to. These are Pinto & Pintos, Nerves and Filhos and the Djudjj Mini Market.
There are plenty of things to get stuck into on your Cape Verde holiday. Whether you’re the sporty type that wants to get out and about or the more relaxed type of holiday goer, it won’t matter, Cape Verde should help occupy many different types of people’s needs.