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Cape Verde, the islands of ever lasting summer

A colourful, wonderfully loud and friendly destination. A mixed collaboration of African and Portuguese cultures. These islands have a lot to offer.

isabel kelly
by isabel kellyAbout Me:My name is Issie and I am 25 years old, from the UK. I studied as an Oceanographer and i am currently a Coastal Scientist in the Southwest of England. I have always wanted to explore South America, and so that is what I have been doing the... read more

AfricaCape Verde4 days / January 2022

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The turtles are not to be missed!

The locals are very keen and consistent for you to buy souvenirs from them.

Itinerary Overview

  • 4 Nights: Mindelo
    The perfect stopping spot prior to crossing the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Day trip: Praia de São Pedro
    To see the turtles!

Q & A

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    If you get the chance, definitely try and explore multiple islands.

  • Packing tips?

    Definitely bring suncream and light floaty clothing, it is a very hot country!

  • Any surprises?

    Make sure you check the currency exchange rate, as it is probably quite different to what you are used to, and make sure people do not rip you off!


  • I was sailing across, and so we stayed on our boat in the marina (Mindelo Marina). But the marina was very nice, it allowed us to tie up our tender onshore, and it had a great bar.