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Highlights Cape Verde
- Finest sandy beaches and crystal clear sea
- Volcano Pico do Fogo
- UNESCO Old Town Cidade Velha
- Deserto de Viana Sandy Desert
- Warm climate all year round
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If you are looking for a vacation rental directly on a fine, shallow sandy beach with turquoise-blue water, Cape Verde is the place for you. Here you will find on the five largest islands of the archipelago comfortable beach houses with palm and sea views, as well as some villas. Cape Verde also has a large selection of holiday apartments in guesthouses.Enjoy a lot of comfort in your holiday home
Whether you choose an apartment, vacation rental or cottage in Cape Verde, most accommodations are surrounded by a blooming garden where you can relax and unwind. There are also some cottages with pool. Many landlords will be happy to pick you up from the airport if you wish.
Holiday in Cape Verde
Location and orientation
Cape Verde is an island state located in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Africa. The archipelago consists of 15 islands, nine of which are inhabited, such as São Vicente, Santo Antão and Boa Vista. The capital of the Republic of Cape Verde is Praia. Other important cities of the archipelago are the lively port city of Mindelo and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Cidade Velha.Special features of flora and fauna
The landscape of the Cape Verde Islands is largely characterised by large dunes and mangroves. Typical for the region are different palm species, such as the Canary date palm. Cape Verde is home to several species of bats and reptiles such as skinks and geckos. With a little luck you can observe sea turtles at the beaches.
Top 3 travel tips
If you have always wanted to look into the crater of an active volcano, then the best thing to do is a guided walk to the 2,829 metre high Pico do Fogo on the island of Fogo. Starting point of the summit tour is the village Chã das Caldeiras. On the way there you will pass hot fumaroles that emit water and sulphur steam.2. Drive to the UNESCO Old Town
Visit the city of Cidade Velha, the former capital of Cape Verde, located on the island of Santiago. Today the town is a picturesque fishing village where coconuts, sugar cane and mangoes are grown. It also has a historic centre, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009. Visit the early 16th century pillory that commemorates the history of the slave trade. Further sights are the church Nossa Senhora do Rossario, the ruins of the cathedral as well as the Forte Real de São Filipe.3. Explore the unique desert landscape
The Deserto de Viana sandy desert on the island of Boa Vista lies between the towns of Sal Rei and Rabil. The sand of the 20 km long and four to five km wide dune comes from below the water of the Atlantic Ocean, which is carried to this place by wind drifts. A natural spectacle of a very special kind!
Cape Verde is sometimes used as a backdrop for internationally renowned film productions, such as the 1998 feature "Fintar o Destino" or the 2002 "Nha Fala - My Voice".
Things to know
The weather in the Cape Verde Islands is mild and oceanic, but warmer and drier than in the Canary Islands. During the day there is a high humidity of 70 percent. The average daily temperatures are constant throughout the year and fluctuate between 23 and 30 degrees Celsius. From August to November, short rain showers can be expected again and again.
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