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Republic of Cape Verde Travel Information


The Republic of Cape Verde (Portuguese: Cabo Verde) is an island country located on an archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, off the West coast of Africa.

As of 2010, the country had an estimated population of 516,733.

The country's capital and largest city is the Praia, which is located on the island of Santiago in the Sotavento Islands group (the southern island group of the Cape Verde archipelago). As of 2010, Praia's population was believed to be around 200,000.

Map of Cape Verde

Republic of Cape Verde Country Details


Country Name Cape Verde

Also Known As

The Republic of Cape Verde
Political Status Country
Geographic Location The North Atlantic to the West of Africa
Principal Language Portuguese
Capital Praia


Web Sites about the Republic of Cape Verde


Serra Malagueta, the island of Santiago, Cape Verde
Here are some other web sites that may be useful::

Desert Viana on the island of Boa Vista, Cape Verde

Books about the Republic of Cape Verde


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Cape Verde (Bradt Travel Guide Cape Verde Islands)
By Murray Stewart & Colum Wilson

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The Cape Verde islands are a destination with a difference, a distinctive blend of European and African cultures whose unique hospitality is encapsulated in the Creole word morabeza. These magical islands are soaring in popularity, with property construction, flights and international arrivals rocketing. British and Irish second-home investors are discovering the potential of these beautiful, burgeoning islands and this sixth edition provides practical details on purchasing property, exploring the spectacular landscape and travelling between islands. From the long stretches of shimmering, sandy beaches of Boavista to the lush green peaks and valleys of Santo Antão, Cape Verde has something for everybody.

Cape Verde (Bradt Travel Guide Cape Verde Islands)
By Murray Stewart & Colum Wilson

BRADT TRAVEL GUIDES
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This new 7th edition of Bradt's Cape Verde (Cabo Verde) has been fully revised and updated and remains the only comprehensive English-language guidebook available to the islands of this alluring Atlantic archipelago, described by some as ‘Africa light'. The guide includes well-researched history and cultural sections, with a particularly strong section on music, and brings an honest approach to reporting the fragile balance between tourist development and protecting the environment. This new edition reflects the many changes since the previous one, including the introduction of charter flights from the UK to Sal and the first casino-hotel on Sal, as well as providing full information on how to make the most of the less developed islands away from the main tourist hotspots.
There is a massive Cape Verdean diaspora in the USA, especially around the Eastern seaboard and Massachusetts in particular. Many emigrants and their descendants return each year to visit their extended families, particularly around festival times, and many own houses in the archipelago. Stable and peaceful, quietly isolated by its mid-Atlantic location, Cape Verde continues to grow economically and to develop its tourist infrastructure at a leisurely pace. With few natural resources, the islands are heavily dependent on imports, foreign remittances and still to some extent on foreign aid. The reduction in the latter has heightened the focus on the importance of tourism as an economic driver and visitor numbers continue to rise. Year-round sunshine makes Cape Verde a particularly appealing destination.
The archipelago is diverse, particularly in terms of its tourist infrastructure. Sal and Boavista, the oldest of these volcanic islands are flat with white-sand beaches that rival anything in the world. Consequently, they attract 95% of Cape Verde's visitors, leaving the other seven inhabited islands undeveloped. Hikers and those curious to discover something authentic are drawn to them, spending their time walking amongst the jaw-dropping mountainous landscapes of Fogo or Santo Antão, taking some true time-out in tiny Brava or mellow Maio or enjoying the cultural fusion of African, Portuguese and Brazilian influences in the cities of Praia and Mindelo. The adventurous will find adrenalin rushing as they profit from windsurfing and kitesurfing opportunities, fuelled by strong breezes and Atlantic waves, while for culture, Mindelo is the attraction with a constant backdrop of seductive music, the thread which ties together the islands scattered across the mid-Atlantic.
Cape Verde Travel Guide: Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights
By Rebecca Kaye

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Cape Verde Travel Guide: Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights
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Located in the Atlantic Ocean, about 500 km off the coast of Senegal and Mauritania in Western Africa, is the archipelago of the Republic of Cabo Verde, popularly known as Cape Verde. This sunny collection of ten islands have been growing in popularity among tourists who visit from far afield. The islands offer relaxation and a unique culture that makes Cape Verde loved by its visitors.
Cape Verde Marco Polo Guide (Marco Polo Guides)
By Marco Polo Travel Publishing

Marco Polo Travel Publishing, Ltd.
Released: 2014-01-08
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Explore the Cape VerdeIslands with Marco Polo!


This compact, straightforward guide is clearly structured for ease of use. Itgets you right to the heart of this fascinating destination, and provides youwith all the latest information and lots of Insider Tips for a thrilling islandadventure.


- Includes a road atlas and an additional pull-out map


- Clear, user-friendly layout


- Get your bearings with the 'Where to Start' panels and ensure you don't missout on the key sights using the 'Highlights' section


- The 'Best Of' pages feature unique aspects of the islands and also suggestplaces to go for free, tips for things to do in very hot weather and goodplaces to relax.


Insider Tips and much more besides: Marco Polo enables you to fully experiencethis archipelago of contrasting islands off the coast of Africa, from theparadise beach of the Praia de Santa Maria to the spectacular views from thesummit of the Pico do Fogo volcano. Find out what other attractions there areapart from visiting the picturesque and lively port of Mindelo and bathing inthe salt crater of Pedra de Lume, plus discover where kingfishers and butterfliesdance in front of your bedroom window and where West African live music andcuisine collide.


With the Marco Polo Excursions and Tours you can explore the Cape Verde Islandsalong specific routes, and the Low Budget tips help you to save money. The author'sInsider Tips encourage you to experience the islands in an individual andauthentic way. Don't go on holiday without a Marco Polo guide!

Cape Verde (Other Places Travel Guide)
By Callie Flood

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Cape Verde (Other Places Travel Guide)
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Cape Verde is an elusive mix of everything: A blend of Portugal, a dash of Brazil, a hint of American and a slice of Africa. Once known as the Forgotten Islands, the archipelago has emerged to offer everything from isolated windswept beaches,mountainous misty forests, giant salt flats, and black volcanic lava flows to top-of-the line luxury hotels with the latest technology as well as small-town pensions in remote villages, rich in tradition. The most inviting aspect of this country is the charm, candor and genuine hospitality of its people, and the vibrant, rich diversity of each island. They may be known as the Forgotten Islands, but they are anything but forgettable.

Written by two long-time residents of Cape Verde, this book is the result of first-hand research and personal experiences from actual residents of Cape Verde. You'll receive tried and true advice, cultural insight, and all the insider tips from a trusted source: Cape Verdeans themselves.

Lonely Planet West Africa (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet

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Lonely Planet West Africa is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the Senegalese music scene in Dakar, sun yourself in the coastal paradise of Freetown, or hike through lush highlands in Kpalime; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of West Africa and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet West Africa Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, religion, arts, cuisine, environment, sport, arts and crafts, culture
  • Over 80 maps
  • Covers Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet West Africa, our most comprehensive guide to West Africa, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Africa guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Lonely Planet West Africa (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet, Jean-Bernard Carillet, Emilie Filou, Anja Mutic & Kate Thomas

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet West Africa is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Experience the culture of Dakar or Marrakesh, visit the gorges and oases of the Sahara, or hike to paradise on Santo Antao in Cape Verde; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of West Africa and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's West Africa Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, literature, cinema, religion, music, arts, and West African peoples
  • Over 90 maps
  • Useful features - including Month by Month (annual festival calendar), Itineraries (suggested routes that maximise your time and money), and Peoples of West Africa
  • Coverage of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet West Africa, our most comprehensive guide to West Africa, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for just a few of the destinations included in this guide? Check out the relevant Lonely Planet country guides for a comprehensive look at what each country has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Anthony Ham, Jean-Bernard Carillet, Paul Clammer, Jane Cornwell, Emilie Filou, Nana Luckham, Tom Masters, Anja Mutic, Caroline Sieg, Kate Thomas and Vanessa Wruble

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

Travel Journal Cape Verde
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Going on holiday to Cape Verde? This useful travel journal will help you research, plan and record everything to get the most out of your trip.

Plan using the list of cool places to visit in Cape Verde, great places to eat and a handy list of the best websites so you can do your own research.

Included in this book:

Trip Planning:
Cool Places to visit in Cape Verde
Great places to eat in Cape Verde
Research your trip, including great websites to do your own research
Postcard Reminder & Packing List

Cape Verde Trip Diary
Write a daily diary during your trip

Record details of people you met during your vacation

Plus a shoe and clothes size conversion chart to help you get the right sizes

”An amazing journal to record and remember your trip or to give others as a gift for their upcoming holiday”

Enjoy your trip to Cape Verde, it is an incredible place


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