Country Description - Cape verdeDocument Transcript
WEST AFRICA: CAPE VERDE
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Cape Verde or the republic of Cabo Verde is an island country located
in the central Atlantic Ocean. It is located at approximately 570
Kilometers off the coast of West Africa near Senegal, Gambia and
Cape Verde is one of the continent’s best-kept island secrets. The
archipelago of ten islands has recently been attracting more and more
island hoppers looking for a tropical destination that’s still relatively
unknown and secluded. The islands’ blend of Brazilian and West
African cultures boosts the excitement level of Cape Verde, and if you
are a water sports fanatic, this is the destination for you: from daytime
surfing to nighttime dancing, Cape Verde's perfect for the adventurous
and curious spirit.
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WEST AFRICA: TANZANIA
Cape Verde has a rich ethnic culture that blends Portuguese
and Senegalese customs and traditions; that blending is happily
reflected in the country’s amazing cuisine. Be sure to try canja
(a rich chicken soup) and cachupa (a stew of hominy, beans,
and either fish or meat), two local dishes you are bound to like.
Aguardiente is the local sugarcane rum, and it’s gaining in
popularity in the States; be sure to try it while you’re in Cape
The weather is beautiful all year round, the temperature usually
about 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Cape Verde’s geographical
position, at the northern limit of the tropical rain belt, leaves the
country with very little rainfall. Although it’s highly unlikely, if
rainfall is to occur, it’s usually between August and September.
The four top islands to visit are Sal, São Vicente, Praia, and
Cidade Velha. All the islands offer wonderful natural viewing
and plenty of comfortable places to see. It is such a wonderfull
The salt mines of Sal were built inside dormant volcanoes. The
caves are truly impressive, and we highly recommend seeing
them. It is also important to visit the São’s Submarine Tour: It’s
rare that tourists can say that they’ve ridden in a real submarine.
In that respect, tourists to Cape Verde are truly lucky. Make
sure to book a submarine tour of this island to see remarkable
oceanic flora and fauna from a 360-degree viewpoint.
Windsurfing, surfing, jet skiing, scuba diving, and waterskiing
are all must-do activities in Cape Verde. Sal is the main resort
island, but if you have the time and money, try to visit other
islands to get a full taste of Cape Verde.