Tips & Tricks
The Cape Verde Islands are a Portuguese-speaking archipelago located off the coast of West Africa (the nearest country being Senegal). The main islands are: Sal, Boa Vista, Santiago, São Vicente, Santo Antão, São Nicolau, Fogo, Maio, and Brava. There are also uninhabited islands within this archipelago, like Santa Lucia, Branca and Raso. These islands are […]
Boa Vista (island) – this island is the closest that faces the African mainland (proximate to Senegal and Mauritania). Thus, hot winds from that region tend to reach this island (making it the hottest and driest anywhere in Cape Verde). Boa Vista is known for its white sand beaches (such as Praia da Chave beach, […]
Baía das Gatas music festival (Mindelo, Sao Vicente) – first started in 1984, this three day festival is held every August at the Baía das Gatas beach, and offers sounds of African and Verdean music, as well as jazz, salsa, fado and reggae. Popular musicians from Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) African countries like Angola, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau, […]
Shopping options anywhere in Cape Verde (be it Sal, Mindelo in São Vicente, Santiago, and elsewhere), are very limited, centering on make-shift open-air shopping strips that are hard to miss when one passes through the center of major towns. The closer one is to a tourist-friendly area, the more likely one will run into street […]
Armazem (near Rua de Lisboa, Mindelo, São Vicente) – located towards the center of Mindelo, this nightspot is for young locals who dance to Hip Hop, Kuduro, French Caribbean “Zouk” and Kizomba music.
CAR RENTALS – Here are the phone numbers for car rental agencies operating in Cape Verde