Cape Verde Travel Guide

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    • Cape Verde [1] (Portuguese: Cabo Verde, Kriolu: Kabu Verdi) is a country in West Africa. It comprises a group of islands of the Atlantic Ocean, west of Senegal. It is part of the region of Islands collectively known as Macaronesia.

      Regions

      Cape Verde is formed by 10 main islands and about 8 islets. The main islands are (clockwise from northwest):

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      Santo Antão
      Great hiking.
      São Vicente
      With the cultural capital of Mindelo.
      Santa Luzia
      Santa Luzia is uninhabited but can be visited as a day trip from São Vicente.
      São Nicolau
      Rural mountainous island based on agriculture. A quiet and relaxed get away.
      Sal
      Has great beaches, water sports and resorts aplenty.
      Boa Vista
      Even nicer beaches.
      Maio
      Santiago Island
      The first island settled in Cape Verde. It holds the current capital Praia, the original capital Cidade Velha, and the bulk of the nation’s population.
      Fogo
      A spectacular volcano island which erupted as recently as November 2014.
      Brava
      A small island only accessible by boat and is a great place to get away from it all.

      Cities

      • There are 24 cities in Cape Verde.

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