Things To Do In Cape Verde
Island Hopping in Cape Verde
With the glorious choice of idyllic islands to discover in Cape Verde you will miss out if you limit yourself to just one. Inter-island flights and boat trips are readily available and highly advised if you want to get the most out of your holiday in this stunning part of the world. Outside the bustling market villages you will find isolated beaches in Boa Vista and Sal or escape to the mountains of Santiago and Santo Antão. The cultural capital of Mindelo and the vibrant Santa Maria are quirky and beautiful and the historical centre of São Filipe is where life in Cape Verde began.
Water Sports in Cape Verde
Due to its idyllic position in the northern Atlantic, Cape Verde is primed for a variety of water sports which are readily available for the fun-loving holiday maker. The winter tradewind belt provides perfect conditions for windsurfing and kite-surfing between November to June and is available to all-comers regardless of skill level. Classes and equipment are offered to beginners in the calmer waters whereas experienced surfers will want to hit the waves in more extreme areas of the archipelago. For something more sedate, the colourful coral reefs are a pleasure to explore for scuba divers or why not venture further afield for some deep sea fishing.
Excursions in Cape Verde
Due to its diversity of landscapes, Cape Verde boasts are grand variety of exciting and enjoyable excursions. Surrounded by natural beauty you can explore the archipelago aboard a catamaran and watch whales, turtles and dolphins or venture into the lush green valley´s by foot or horseback and admire the dramatic mountain landscapes. Nature lovers will be thrilled by the abundance of exotic wildlife and numerous bird watching opportunities whilst beach bodies will want to discover secluded coves all for yourself or kick-up sand with a thrilling ride through the sand dunes on a quad bike.
Fishing Trips in Cape Verde
Cape Verde offers plenty of opportunities to fish whether you are an avid angler, a relative beginner or just to give it a go. Sal is a good place to start for the casual fisherman and you will find plenty of Wahoo, albacore and yellow fin tuna. Aficionado’s on the other hand will want to venture to the more remote islands where tour operators will take you further out to sea where you can fish for Tiger Shark and other big game fish. The ultimate fishing experience however is Marlin around Sao Nicolau and weigh up to 800lbs. The best fishing months is May to October.