Cape Verde Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 58%, Cape Verde is in many ways more akin to the Caribbean than it is to Africa. With pristine, white sand beaches and a laid back island feel, Cape Verde was made for a relaxing island holiday. However, if you do nothing else but soak up the sun during a visit here, you'd be doing yourself quite a disservice. The fact of the matter is that this little group of islands packs quite a punch for the intrepid PlanetHopper! Start with Cidade Velha - the oldest Colonial settlement in tropics – which provides an authentic dose of what it must have been like when early explorers first passed through on their famous journeys into the unknown. There is also more than a few options for those who prefer stretching out the legs more than lounging about, and Mount Fogo - the highest peak in the country - offers the perfect opportunity to "take the high road" to gain some unbelievable views of the surrounding region. So, if you're in search of the perfect beach, but still want some other options to fill up your precious holiday time, then Cape Verde may be just what you're looking for.
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Venture to where it all began when you enter Cape Verde's Cidade Velha, the first European Colonial settlement in the tropics. First established in 1462, this has been an important - and infamous - trading port for over 500 year....
|Coordinates:||16 00 N, 24 00 W|
|Currency:||Cape Verdean Escudos (CVE)|
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- Location: Cape Verde