Cape Verde: Beach
An Archipelago of 10 Volcanic Islands
There is no shortage of great beaches in Cape Verde, making beach holidays a wonderful ideas for holidaymakers looking for unspoilt areas for sun and fun. The most visited islands are Sal, Boavista, Fogo and Santo Antao, though real luxury beach holidays is available only on Sal, Boavista and Santiago, and to a lesser extent on Sao Vicente and Maio. The stunning long white beaches running in either direction from Santa Maria, the main town on Sal, are a good place to catch the suns rays. Beaches on Boa Vista are ideal for watersports with everything from diving to sailing on offer. The island also boasts one of the largest and best beaches on the archipelago, Curralinho. Sao Pedro beach on São Vicente is also lovely and a good place for windsurfing. Sal is regarded as a surfer's paradise on account of the breezes constantly coming in from the north. Rooms in most three-star hotels will have en-suite bathrooms, telephone, fan or air-conditioning, fridge and television. An increasing number of hotels now offer all-inclusive packages, but not on every island. On Sal, Boavista and Maio you can also take advantage of the many villas and apartments available for rental for one week or longer. These new developments, most of which have been sold to international buyers, are usually situated in great locations only a few hundred metres from the sea. Some, called 'front line ocean', sit right on the beach! They generally come completely furnished and benefit from close proximity to bars, restaurants and shops. There is a wide range to chose from: studios, 1 to 3 bed apartments, 2/3 bed villas and even townhouses! Overall, Cape Verde makes for a unique and unrivalled location for a beach holiday, offering something for everyone looking for a sun-drenched and secluded getaway. Take not that the so-called rainy season in the Cape runs from August to September.