Last Christmas, Cape Verde, was the most talked-about country for destination tours in Nigeria, especially when the internet blew up with the alluring pictures of the marriage proposal of BB Naija Pepper Dem housemate, Kaffy, who said yes to fellow ex-housemate Gedoni.
Ever imagined what it’s like to visit the archipelago of Cape Verde? Located in Africa, the country has been rated as the most refined in the continent, attracting a wholesome number of tourist who cannot get enough of the fantastic music and the bustling markets in every city.
For a fact, the islands of Cape Verde is a host of multiple personalities. If you are an outdoor lover, you will definitely love its perfect and picturesque terrain for hiking or watersports. Those who love serenity can take to getting pampered by its perfect golden sandy beaches or its healing black sand beaches. Each island serves up a different set of attractions that makes you crave a visit to the next.
Here are five Best Islands to visit in Cape Verde:
Fogo: Meaning fire. It is the most popular of all the islands of Cape Verde measuring 2,900 metres above sea level. The most preferred location is the volcano Pico de Fogo which takes six hours to climb. The beaches have a resplendent appeal worth exploring.
Sal: Referred to as the sunniest island, travellers are usually aghast at its beauty. It bears the look of an untapped location, coming off as some golden yellow spread across all it areas. Sal has a growing habitat of 20,000 individuals and an international airport. Its hot nature, sands and real tropical look makes it beach perfect.
Palmeira: This is the metropolis for Cape Verdes imports and exports, it is located on the sunny island of Sal. Its beautiful architecture, lively bars and restaurants make it one of the most preferred for tourists. Divers also love it because of its adventurous underwater caves and reefs. Its water contains salt baths which are perfect for relaxation.
Santa Maria: This is one of the liveliest and developed cities in Cape Verde. Travellers from Europe and North America commend its hotels for its first-class treat. Anyone looking for a classic beach resort holiday or a feel of culture and history should pick Santa Maria. The Weighhouse is also located here, it was used in the past to weigh salt before export.
Praia: This is located in Santiago, the capital of Cape Verde. With tourism being secondary, it is more focused on the economic and political aspects of the country. There are also churches, a presidential palace and the parliament building to be seen. It also has alluring sandy beaches, however, the Praia de Gamboa is not recommended for swimming.
Still wondering if to travel to Cape Verde? No matter who you are; Cape Verde will certainly appeal to you in some way, shape or form. Guess what! its flight time is 4 hours, 26 minutes from Lagos and you don’t need a visa to visit. Think about it.