Cape Verde: Family Holiday
An Archipelago of 10 Volcanic Islands
Kids generally love exploring, and the Cape Verde islands provide plenty of opportunity for adventure! Families have been visiting the islands for years and even though there are no waterparks or child specific attractions within the islands, there is an abundance of activities for younger ones to enjoy. Firstly, when it comes to beaches, the main Cape Verde islands of Sal and Boa Vista offer mile upon mile of golden sands for families of all ages to enjoy. For families with a sense of adventure, activities like horse riding, turtle spotting and volcano exploring are sure to prove unforgettable and exciting tales for your return back home. Older children will love the water sports available – especially on Sal, which is considered to be one of the world’s top 5 windsurfing locations. The resorts on Sal are particular recommended, boasting plenty of facilities for families and the beaches by Santa Maria that are great for kids. On some of the islands it is possible to do a bit of bird and turtle spotting without intruding too much on their habitats, and on São Vicente and Santiago it is possible to go horse riding. There may well be some organised activities for children at other properties, however, English may not be the most commonly used language. Some hotels will have small play areas which tend to be unsupervised.
Please note that there is no Malaria present in the islands of Cape Verde with the exception of Santiago during the months of September - November. Overall, Cape Verde is a family-friendly holiday destination, with plenty on offer to make for an unforgettable experience for mum and dad as well as the kids.