A winter walking holiday with a difference

Cape Verde is one of the most amazing destinations you could choose for a winter holiday. Their location in the Atlantic around 570km off the west coast of Africa means the islands enjoy a cool, dry climate for much of the year. From December to June, the average temperature at sea level is a pleasant 21 degrees Celsius, and rain is very infrequent, making Cape Verde the perfect choice for a dry, sunny winter break. Continue reading

The best holiday for birdwatchers

Cape Verde offers birdwatching enthusiasts many unique opportunities, which is just one of the reasons why these wonderful islands are becoming an increasingly popular destination for holidaymakers. The Cape Verde islands are home to a number of species of birds, several of which feature on the red alert list of endangered species. Bird lovers from around the world come to the islands to see them in their natural habitat before it is too late. We are delighted to offer accommodation in Cape Verde that caters for relatively easy travel around the islands to see as many birds as possible. Continue reading

Tour the sensational sights of Santiago

Santiago is the largest of the Cape Verde islands, and is home to the nation’s capital city of Praia. It is also the location of one of the island’s four international airports, Praia International Airport, which lies 3km from the capital. Praia is a commercial centre that ships tropical fruit, sugar cane and coffee. The city centre is commonly referred to as Plato because of its location on a plateau. It is located on the southern part of the island and offers great weather all year round. The city has many attractions and amenities including Albuquerque Square and The Presidential Palace which was constructed at the end of the 19th century. Both landmarks are located in the colonial city centre. Continue reading