Country: Cape Verde
Where is it?: Cape Verde is a group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Senegal
Why do people go here?: Only a short distance from Europe, Cape Verde is a place to relax in the sun – and party
What are the main entry points?: Flights usually come from Lisbon.
Currency used: Escudo
Country Code for Phones: 238
Religion: Roman Catholic infused with indigenous beliefs, Protestant (mostly Church of the Nazarene)
Ethnic Breakdown: Creole (mulatto) 71%, African 28%, European 1%
Languages: Portuguese, Crioulo
Major Cities: Praia
Accommodation: Cape Verde Hostels
Tips for Visiting
Health Issues: Yellow Fever
When to go: July to October are the best months, but you can visit yearround.
Specific Events/Holidays: New Year’s Day: January 1, Day of the National Hero: January 20, Labour Day: May 1, Ascension Day: May 25, Independence Day: July 5, Assumption: August 15, All Saints’ Day: November 1
Getting Around: Flights between islands are expensive. It’s best to use buses around major cities.
Cheapest airport to fly into: The main airport for travelers taking flights to Cape Verde is the Amílcar Cabral International Airport.
Need more information?: Check out the Cape Verde travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.