Basking in the warmth of the central Atlantic Ocean, half way between Portugal and Brazil and just 570 km off the coast of west Africa, you will discover the enchanting Cape Verde archipelago. Formed of ten beautiful islands, the area is home to spectacular beaches, rich and vibrant corals, breathtaking mountainous landscapes, outstanding watersport opportunities and exquisitely charming people.
Tailor-made Cape Verde holidays
Coupled with a year round perfect climate the Cape Verde islands are a truly tranquil hideaway. What’s more, they are only a short flight away with no jet lag and no need for vaccinations.
At Captivating Travel we focus on creating exceptionally high-level, tailor-made Cape Verde holidays. As one of the first companies to offer holidays to the Cape Verde Islands we think we’re perfectly placed to provide you with the very best on offer. We have a wide variety of accommodation in Cape Verde to choose from – everything from luxury hotels to self catering apartments. See examples of the accommodation on offer in Cape Verde using the buttons to the right. If what you’re after is not listed though please speak with the Captivating Travel team.
Measuring just 30 km long by 12 km wide, Sal Island captivates qualities of all continents into one tiny plot – African soul, Caribbean beaches, Australian sunshine, North American hospitality, European history, Asian vibrancy and the mystery of South America.
Sal is on the cusp of becoming a big-time international drawcard. Born of volcanic activity and boasting a delicious mixture of geographical and climatic perfection, the adrift Atlantic gem is already beginning to hum with an eclectic vibe in beachside towns like Santa Maria. Sure there are cocktails at sunset, dolphins and whales splashing in the warm waters nearby and menus that promise catch-fresh tuna, lobster and prawns… but there is so much more. This island’s true edge is found in its unmatched diversity.
Glistening blue seas wash on to incandescent silken sands that coil around miles of dazzling and divine coastline. Mooch south of the island to the beachy area of Santa Maria and immerse yourself in its vibrant mecca whilst exploring the islands hot spots by day and impressing at uninterrupted views and speechless sunsets by night. Experience excursions to the mirage at Terra Boa, the infamous salt lakes at Pedra de Lume and the imposing Monte Grande, which erupts magnificently up out of the desert floor.
Sapphire bays and steady winds make Sal the ideal destination for watersports and beach activities. Uncrowded surf provides a mecca for kite surfing and windsurfing enthusiasts. Days can be spent resting on sun-soaked beaches or enjoying spectacular snorkelling in shallow bays and scuba diving amid multifaceted corals.
Travel to Pedra de Lume on the north-east coast and luncheon on the lip of a volcanic rim or float in the ultra buoyant and soothing sodium lake. Explore the creaking rustic remnants of the island’s salt mines – used as recently as 1985, but with wooden equipment seemingly left intact for generations. Traverse the lunar plains further to the north and discover the mind-blowing mirage of Terra Boa or head to the western settlements of Palmeira and Murdeira. First settled by sailors, and visited by the likes of James Cook and William Bligh, Palmeira remains a hotbed of maritime activity for locals and a prime position to transfer your adventure onto a yacht. Murdeira meanwhile is much quieter, owing its renown to the massive mammals which visit its pristine wetlands.
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