Sailors didn’t wait for Cesaria Evora, the ‘barefoot diva’, to discover the beauties of this Atlantic archipelago… Today it is possible to sail there by chartering a catamaran locally…
- Getting there: Flights leaving from Paris and Lisbon, with Air France, TAP Portugal or Corsair…
- When: Dry season: from November to June. Rainy season from July to October… But the Cape Verde climate is strongly influenced by the winds from the Sahara, which are responsible for the extreme aridity and the long dry periods…
- Practical: Health: no vaccinations required, no malaria.
Money: Cape Verde escudo; value: 100 esc = 1 euro
Official languages: Portuguese; spoken: Creole
Food is essentially based on fish, however fruit and vegetables can be found easily in the rural areas.
Dominant religion: catholic (more than 80%)
- Not to be missed:
Diving, surfing, windsurfing, fishing…and meeting the Cape Verdian people, who are really very welcoming.