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About Cape Verde

This archipelago in the central Atlantic Ocean, sits about 350 miles off the coast of west Africa

From the constant thrum of the bars and clubs in Mindelo, the country's capital, to the quaint local villages, towering mountains and long stretches of white sandy beaches, Cape Verde (or Cabo Verde) is a veritable paradise

With temperatures ranging from 26°C in February to 30°C in August, September and October, it's always a good time of year to visit, but most of the limited rainfall the country receives comes in September, so if you're looking to avoid the rain, June, July and August are you best bet (though the rain tends to come down in short, heavy spells, so its not likely to spoil things if you do get caught).

Their official language is Portuguese and the local currency is the Cape Verdean escudo (CVE).

With 4 international airports and 3 domestic, situated throughout the 10 islands, there are plenty of options when it comes to planning your trip. Amílcar Cabral International Airport (SID) is the main one with Nelson Mandela International (RAI), Aristides Pereira International (BVC) and Cesária Évora (VXE) offering alternative arrival destinations.

With its local hospitality, constant musical thrum, glorious scenery and delectable cuisine, not to mention its climate and stunning beaches, there's really no reason not to book your next trip now.

When to visit

If you're planning a holiday in Cape Verde, our top picks for the best time to travel would be anday


A true windsurfing country with a chilled-out, "Caribbean-esque" vibe. High temperatures, little rain and white-sand beaches combine to make the island nation a perfect place for some May down time

Cape Verde Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers


16th February 2021 by Andy

Affordable beach holidays during winter

We’re in the peak of winter and have been stuck at home for a long time, so we can’t help but dream of destinations currently enjoying some of the warmest days of the year. Trade-in your winter scarf and gloves next year for a beach towel and flipflops somewhere warm. It doesn't have to break the bank either - there are many lovely beach destinations that are perfectly affordable and will allow you to enjoy a relaxing sunny holiday right in the middle of winter. Let’s take a look at...


1st March 2021 by Andy

Most popular African beach resorts

Winter hasn’t yet begun but we are all feeling the cold weather already. So it’s only natural that you are probably dreaming of exotic locations to rest your head and enjoy the sun. While Africa is a popular destination for safaris and exploring nature and cultures, the continent is also home to spectacular beaches ideal for scuba diving, sunbathing and even surfing. So, if you need a little inspiration, check out our list below of the best beach resorts in Africa.La Digue Island,...

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