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Highlights in Cape Verde
- Gorgeous beaches
- Authentic African vibe
- Stunning volcanic landscape
- Fantastic outdoor activities
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Holiday homes and rentals in Cape Verde
Fancy a safari with a difference? Then renting a holiday home in Cape Verde close to gorgeous beaches and stunning landscapes will suffice. You can book luxurious holiday homes in Sal Rei with incredible views of the landscape or rent holiday homes in Boa Vista with a seafront and a panoramic view of the Atlantic from the balcony. And if that does not pickle your interest, then countryside holiday homes in Casa Xoxo with a lush green compound and wild fruits in the garden will do. There are also several holiday homes in Som do Mar and Monte Verde with a clear view of the Pico De Fogo.Gorgeous holiday homes for all types of travellers
Despite its authentic African vibe, Cape Verde has excellent properties that can match any other holiday destination in the west. Several of the holiday homes have spacious rooms that can accommodate up to 8 people. A good number of them have luxurious amenities such as swimming pools and balconies. However, if you are travelling on a budget there are spacious holiday homes for 2 with modern comforts such as the internet, TV, and air conditioning. A number of the properties are in clusters but most of the holiday homes are isolated holiday homes with spacious compounds where children and pets can play.
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The area and getting around
Located in the middle of the Atlantic, Cape Verde is a series of fantastic islands each with unique characteristics and attractions. The island is characteristic of an African destination with vibrant flea markets and loud music with strong beats to welcome visitors. It has a pleasant tropical climate coupled with a picturesque landscape that invites travellers to soak up the sun while enjoying outdoor activities such as hiking and watersports. Start your adventure in Santiago which doubles as the capital and the economic hub of the island nation. Tour the old colonial buildings dotting the city including the Cidade Velha, which is a World Heritage Site. Then head for the sandy beaches to marvel at the stunning landscape.Tour the summit
Cape Verde owes its existence to volcanic activity, so it is only fair to pay a tribute to this powerful force of nature. The Island of Santo Antao hosts Pico De Fogo whose Portuguese name 'Fogo,' means fire. Pico De Fogo is also the highest point on the island nation with its conical summit standing at 2,829 metres. Visit it and marvel at the picturesque volcanic slopes and the numerous lava formations that embellish the grey volcanic soil.
Travellers and activities
Visitors can hop between the islands by boarding the ferry that plies the islands. You can start the tour at Sao Vicente and dance to the music while viewing the monuments including former slave houses. The next stop is on Brava Island where the stunning Bay of Faja D'Agua invites visitors to soak up the sun. Head for Sal and marvel at its incredible desert landscape. Finish off by marvelling at the incredible volcanic formations on Fogo Island.Cape Verde for adrenaline junkies
Apart from being picturesque, Pico de Fogo has fantastic hiking trails that push climbers to their limit. The main trail starts at Cha de Caldeiras town and passes through lush green volcanic slopes to the Delgadinho mountain range. Tourists can also hire horses for riding and exploration. You can marvel at the coastline and the stunning rugged landscape or follow the trails leading to the saltpans. Those who are not into hiking can try the less draining sport of kitesurfing. The winds on the island are quite strong from March to November and allow both novices and pro surfers to enjoy the sport. Most of the activities take place on the islands of Boa Vista and Sal where guides help novices learn the sport.
The Loggerhead breeding sanctuary in Boa Vista is the third largest in the world.
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Palmeira is a busy harbour on Sal Island that attracts visitors due to the vibrant atmosphere in its bars and restaurants. It is also popular with divers due to its stunning reefs and underwater caves.2. Hot showers at Ribeira Grande
Ribeira Grande is a stunning valley on Santo Antao Island. Nested on the hilltop is a town by the same name that boasts of vibrant markets and hot springs that are popular with tourists.3. Float on water
The Pedra de Lume is an expanse of saltpans that developed in the crater of an inert volcano. The brine in these ponds is so concentrated that people float on the surface. Watch out for the spectacular spectrums that emerge when sun rays strike the waters at noon.4. A desert in the ocean
The Viana Desert in Boa Vista is a sight to behold with its photogenic dunes and the sea of sand that is occasionally interrupted by volcanic formations. It gives visitors the impression of a miniature Sahara in the middle of the Atlantic.5. Watch turtles at Boa Vista
Boa Vista has a protected area that serves as a breeding ground for sea turtles. However, it is the blue waters teeming with marine life and the occasional sighting of a Loggerhead that excites visitors.
FAQs: Holiday Homes & Rentals in Cape Verde
How much does it cost to rent a holiday home in Cape Verde?
As indicated by its annual average price of €113.63, Cape Verde is not a country that stands out for being the most expensive or the cheapest in Africa.
When can you get the best deals on holiday rentals in Cape Verde?
If you want to make the most of your money, the most affordable months to visit Cape Verde are November (€74.27 the average price per night for accommodation), December (€75.06), and August (€77.14).
In which months is it more expensive to rent a holiday home in Cape Verde?
In 2020, the month that offered the highest average prices in Cape Verde was May, with an average price of €199.46 per night. This was followed by March, with an average of €145.98, and February, with €140.53.
Is Cape Verde a good location for a last-minute getaway?
When organising a trip to Cape Verde, there is no need to plan long before your trip, as the percentage of rentals booked is only 22%.
Which months offer the highest availability?
The months that offer the most accommodation options, on average, are June (with an availability of 86%) May (85.4%), and July (83.5%), according to the trends observed in 2020.
Which months is it more difficult to find available rentals?
The months with the lowest properties available in Cape Verde are, in order, February, January and March, with respective average availability figures of 58.8%, 60%, and 66.5%, based on data collected in 2020.
How many holiday rentals are there in Cape Verde?
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