Found 350 miles from the Western coast of Africa in the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Verde may not be the first destination you think of when it comes to finding a holiday destination you will remember for the rest of your life. However, there is a lot to be said for the broad range of benefits you will find here and if you are looking to find a destination that offers a wide range of activities, this is likely to be one of the best tourist destinations you will find.
Try the varieties of islands on offer
If you are the sort of person that is looking for a touch of flexibility when it comes to a holiday, you’ll find that Cape Verde is the ideal destination. If you are looking for brilliant beaches, Boa Vista is a stunning place to see and if you are interested in visiting a bohemian destination, Sao Vicente offers a great deal. This is the home to the writers and musicians of Cape Verde, making it a perfect destination if you want to connect with your artistic side.
There is no doubt that many people consider diving to be a brilliant activity to take in when they are on their holidays. This is a perfect way to have fun in the sun, to get some exercise and to see some of the best examples of marine life at close hand. This isn’t the sort of activity for everyone and you will want to be confident in the water but if you want to see some of the most stunning sights in Cape Verde, you need to be able to go underwater. You will also gain some confidence if you take out suitable travellers insurance before heading off on your holiday.
Save a Turtle
One thing that many people like to do on holiday is to take an interest and maybe even have an impact when it comes to the local wildlife and creatures. If this is the sort of activity that interests you, you should take a visit to the Turtle SOS. Here you will get the chance to sponsor a turtle and see the animals up close. There is also the opportunity to release the turtle you have sponsored into the wild, giving you a great feeling and memories that will last with you for the rest of your life.
While this is the sort of holiday destination where you could easily laze around on a beach or by a pool all day, there is a lot to be said for having some activities to enjoy. If you like the idea of touring around on a quad bike, you’ll find that taking a tour of Sal is the best way to do this. There is a great deal of rugged landscape to enjoy, ensuring you get to enjoy some fantastic sights. There is also a chance to go wind surfing, or if you are not quite as energetic, you can watch the experts take part in wind surfing and kite surfing.
If you have been overdoing the energetic activities on Cape Verde, you may find yourself in need of some rest and relaxation. If you want to bring some life and energy back to tired skin, why not head to a spa and try out the local Pedra Lume. This is a very rich mineral which will give new life to your skin, perfect if you have overdone the sunbathing during your time here.
There are plenty of markets where you can use your haggling and bartering skills to full extent. The best market is considered to be located at the Santa Maria pier.
See the whales
If you are in Cape Verde between May and September, you will have the chance to book an excursion to watch whales. This is a rare opportunity for many people and it is definitely something that will appeal to lovers of whales and massive creatures. It is certainly a trip that will live you for many years.