A holiday on the Cape Verde Islands will give you unforgettable moments day after day. Let yourself be enchanted by the sea, the beaches, the mountains, the green valleys and the warmth of Cape Verde. This natural diversity is what gives Cape Verde its magic and gives the archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean the status of an insider tip. Located 900 miless south of the Canary Islands and 350 miles away from the African mainland, the nine inhabited islands offer all the facets to make your holiday unforgettable.
How is the pandemic situation in Cape Verde ?
Since the beginning of August 2022, the trend of people testing positive every day is decreasing to less than 10 cases per day for the whole archipelago. Traveling in Cape Verde can therefore be classified as safe.
Status 21 September 2022: All restrictive rules have been lifted.
Proof of vaccination or a negative test is neither required for entry nor on site (e.g. for domestic flights and ferries).
The obligation to wear a mask indoors, on public transport, etc. has also been abolished.
What do the Cape Verde Islands offer for your holiday?
Your Cape Verde holiday is guaranteed to be as individual as you are. Because you alone are in charge. You have a wide variety of possibilities at your disposal. Instead of having to decide whether you prefer the mountains or the sea, whether you prefer to relax or experience adventure, the Cape Verde Islands have all this and much more in store for you. You can hike and lie on the beach, live the Creole motto “Cabo Verde – No Stress” in the cosy restaurants in the evening and let your soul dangle the next day.
The unique liaison of endless beaches and lively towns, breathtaking mountains and quiet villages, high plateaus covered in mist and barren landscapes puts you in a position to choose freely. Ideal for beach holidays in Cape Verde are the islands of Sal, Boa Vista and Maio. Here you can kitesurf, windsurf, surf, dive and fish, for example. Or you can relax in one of the fantastic beach hotels and all-inclusive resorts along the miles-long beaches. If you prefer more of an individual round trip or an individual hiking tour, the islands of Santo Antão, Santiago and Fogo are ideal.
When is the best time to travel to Cape Verde?
Cape Verde is in season all year round. Look forward to 23 to 30 degrees Celsius during the day and around 24 degrees Celsius on summer nights or around 18 degrees Celsius on winter evenings. The water is also pleasantly warm at 22 degrees Celsius (February/March) to 27 degrees Celsius (September/October). In short, the Cape Verde Islands are ideal as a year-round destination. You should note the time of the winds (tempo das brisas) on the flat islands from October to July, from which especially surfers and kite surfers benefit, and the rainy season (tempo das chuvas) in August and September.
Following we present the nine inhabited islands of Cape Verde: