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    ariminum
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    Again: Not San Antao, but Santo Antão! 😉

    Yes, of course, carneval is well celebrated in Mindelo on S. Vicente island. To get the exact date of celebration you can ask the owners of you pensions and hotels.

    I wish you many agreable and exiting days 😉

    Ariminum

    ariminum
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    Hello Patricia_v.boo,

    From Sal, the only way to come to other islands is by plane. 8)

    Ships or Ferryboats do not exist in an acceptable frequency and they are really not recommendable. 🙄

    From Sal to Santo Antão (not San Antao :mrgreen: ) there is no direct connection.
    First you must go by plane to São Vicente and then by ferryboat (this is one of the less ferries, they exist!) from Mindelo to Porto Novo.
    Easier to reach is Santiago, which is also greener than Sal and it has a lot to discover. Be curious and take this island as a “second program” to Sal. 😉
    From Sal you can take every day a flight to Praia, but I give you the advice to book these flights ( Sal-Praia and Praia -Sal) as soon as possible from home. ❗

    I wish you an agreable stay! 😀
    Ariminum

    ariminum
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    Hello Julia,

    camping is totally uncommon on Cape Verde, and there is not camping area on any island. 😐

    The only chance is to ask the owner of a meddow (if you find one :mrgreen: ) wether he allowes your stay in a tent.
    But there is no possibility of cleaning a.s.o.

    Little pensions are spread all over the islands and you can better stay over night and it is saver! ❗ They are not really expensive. 🙂

    Ariminum

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    ariminum
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    Hello Elvira,

    I’m not sure, that there is “no problem” at the airport to get the visum.
    This is easy for citizens of the European Union.
    But although you live in Denmark, you have a Russian Passport. ❗

    Perhaps you can ask at the ambassy of Cabo Verde in Germany/Berlin, Savangerstr.
    They can give you certainly exact informations. 😀

    Ariminum

    ariminum
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    Hello nehaali,

    on the top of this page, you can find the button “TRAVEL”.

    Inside there you will find proofed proposals of also little hotels and guesthouses.

    I wish you many interesting days and experiences on the islands. 🙂

    Ariminum

    ariminum
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    Hallo Maurizio,

    unfortunately there is no other option for diving in Praia, and when you arrive and see the city, you will know why. 🙄

    Praia is not really clean and also the beaches are not recommendable to swim or to dive.

    To go to Tarrafal is an option, but it is stressful, to go and return every day from Praia to Tarrafal.

    I’d prefer to do other activities of leisure, like visiting interesting areas, e.g. Ribeira Grande de Santiago (“Cidade Velha”)to see the fortress and other impressive things or to go by Aluguer to the north (Serra Malagueta) for trecking.

    You can also go to Tarrafal and if you stay there over night, it is more relaxing, as to return at the same day.

    I wish you interesting new experiences. 🙂
    Ariminum

    ariminum
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    Hello steve.sue,

    of course you can swim in May in the sea, but not “around” the island of Sal.
    Only in the south there are really beautiful beaches. To go into the water depends on the waves and the wind. Be careful, if the wind comes from inland (seaward wind)!! ❗
    Sometimes there are flags (red, yellow or green) at the beaches.
    If there is shown the red one, don’t dare to go into the water. It is more dangerous as it seems to be.
    Yellow means, be careful and don’t swim too fare from the coast.
    Green means, it is all right, but nevertheless beware of higher waves.
    Ariminum

    ariminum
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    Hi Tony,

    The very important question is, how much days/weeks do you have for your holidays on Cape Verde?
    That might rule your plannings for your island hopping.

    To visit more than one island and to enjoy it, you should have a fortnight for your stay there at least. ❗
    Flights ought to be booked the earlier the better!
    First decide, what are you expecting from the islands (only beaches or also hiking in the mountains, or to climb upon an active volcano), and then begin to book flights and little pensions.
    There are numerous pensions on all islands.
    I wish you a lot of beautiful days and interesting experiences. 🙂
    Ariminum

    ariminum
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    Hi emmacw,

    I’d advice you not to travel to Cape Verde with such a young baby.
    Although the chosen Hotel is all right, if something happens to a baby from Europe, you don’t have the same provision in medical treatment as at home.
    Diarrhoea is common and it can threaten a baby fatal because of dehydration. ❗

    So, its up to you (and it is your responsibility!) to decide, to endanger your baby because of sun, holiday and fun for yourself. 😕
    A baby doesn’t bother, where he/she spends the holiday. Best place in this age is at home! 8)
    Ariminum

    ariminum
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    Dear Tino,

    from Nigeria I don’t think, that there are direct fights to Cape Verde.
    But perhaps you can fly to Dakar/Senegal. From there, there are direct flights to Cape Verde.
    But think of vaccinations, which are requested by Cape Verde, because you come from the continent Afrika. ❗

    You need a valid passport and ask an ambassy before (e.g. in Senegal/Dakar)what else you need.

    Hope your wish gets fullfilled 😛
    Ariminum

    ariminum
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    Hello betho,

    I am happy to read, that someone else like I has the intention to help people in this beautiful country.
    As school equippment ist rather expensive for parents, they are always glad, if they get a support.
    But give only donations to the teachers, not directly to the pupils (they might get in trouble , because of jealousy) ❗

    They need e.g. coloured pencils, rubbers, and other little things, which make the daily life more agreable.

    Also tooth-brushes and toothpaste are very welcome. 😛

    Have a nice stay on Boavista 😀
    Ariminum

    ariminum
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    Hello Luca1991,

    there aren’t regulary ferries between Praia (Santiago) and Sal.

    I’d advice you, as Daniel already did, to take the plane. If there is a ship (perhaps every fortnight)it is not comparable with a luxus-liner!! These ships are more or less “floating coffins”. 😐

    Ariminum

    ariminum
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    Hello Sophie,

    I don’t know, where you come from, but if your currency is Euro, you mustn’t change into a domestic currency. The Euro ist accepted everywhere on Boavista.

    Also excursions can be payed by Euro.

    I wish you a pleasant stay. 🙂

    Ariminum

    ariminum
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    Hello butterfly,
    to reach Santo Antão you need more than a domestic flight, because the little airport in Ponta do Sol is closed since 2003.

    So, first of all you need a flight from Sal to São Vicente and from there, you enter the ferry-boat to Porto Novo on Santo Antão.
    From the airport “Cesária Evora”on São Vicente you need a taxi to the harbour. If your arrival is too late, you need a hotel or a pension for one night.

    You see, it is not as simple as it looks like at the beginning. 😉
    I wish you good luck and book your flights as early as possible.
    Ariminum

    ariminum
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    But IF YOU WANT TO RISK IT go to SN

    I think there was a misunderstanding.
    Of course it is besser, not to visit an other islands in one week of holidays.
    But to offer a risk like SN is not a good advice. I am convinced, to get a fight to S. Vicente, also during carneval, easier, than to SN at all. 😕
    But the best idea is, to remain on one island in that short time. On every islands there are things to discover. 😛
    Ariminum

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