Sailing holiday Cape Verde Islands | Yacht charter Cape Verde
It’s a common fact that Cape Verdean Islands is a popular tourist destination and that many people choose to come here for their holidays, but more and more people are turning to sailing in Cape Verdean Islands, making it the perfect place to charter a yacht either with your family or your friends for a few days off.
Cape Verde was a Portuguese colony until 1975. The archipelago is of volcanic origin. Some islands are bare (Sal and Boavista) and have miles of beaches, while other islands are mountainous and green again and have a beautiful nature, such as Santo Antao and Brava. With Euroboatcharter.com you can charter a yacht from Sao Vincente, which is directly reachable by airplane.
Cape Verde Archipelago
Cape Verde is an archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, on the West side of Africa, which is still relatively unspoiled by tourism. Most travelers come here for diving or hiking. The atmosphere and culture have a unique character. There are African, Portuguese and Mediterranean influences. Cape Verde consists of ten islands, eight of which are volcanic.
The archipelago is divided into two groups. The northern part consists of the islands of Santo Antao, Sao Vicente, Santa Lucia, Sao Nicolau, Sal and Boavista. The southern part includes Maio, Santiago, Fogo and Brava. The Cape Verdean capital city Praia can be found on the largest island São Tiago. It’s a nice city whose center lies on a rock plateau called Plato. Praia has two beaches, Praia Mar and Praia Quebra – Canela both west of the city.
Ten kilometers west of Praia you find Cidade Velhathe, the first place where the Portuguese settled on the island. The fort Real de Sao Felipe is worth seeing. Twenty kilometers inland Sao Tiago is the village of São Domingo in a valley, where some shops are selling craft products. From Praia you can go to Tarrafal, a town in the north which is famous for its beaches.
São Vicente is the second largest island in the beautiful colonial city of Mindelo. Mindelo is also the busiest city of Cape Verde due to the busy harbor. Partly because the nightlife is livelier than in Praia pieces and there are more and better pubs and discotheques.
Brava is the smallest inhabited island. It is mountainous and therefore popular with climbers. There are beautiful landscapes and beautiful scenery to admire.
Santo Antão north of São Vicente is the most beautiful and the greenest of all the islands, there are many trees. It is popular with walkers because of the hills , the lush vegetation and mountain Ribera Grande. The climb is quite an experience, but you should take a guide along. The ascent and descent take a full day to complete.
The people are friendly, but not always well- established tourism. In the hospitality industry and taxi drivers often speak no language other than Portuguese or Creole own. The Cape Verdean music puts a mark on your vacation and exerts an attraction to many. The rapid Funana African music and quieter coladeira alternate, while the country is the melancholic morna, which the late Cesaria Evora’s most famous performer is known.
Due to the geographical location of Cape Verde has obviously a wonderful climate with relatively constant temperatures ranging from 24 degrees during the day in January to 30 degrees in July. A real rainy season is not there, but in the months of August through / to November may well be a big rain fall. Unlike the Caribbean, Cape Verde has no tropical storms. However, there is a constant breeze, making the flat islands such as Sal and Boavista are well suited for windsurfers, especially in February.
Use our search tool (in the top of the page) and search for your perfect available yacht. Would you like to have personal contact with us, we are daily available until 10 o’clock in the evening via the telephone number +31 050 8200 200. Or you can also talk to us via the chat on this website. The starting point for a sailing holiday around the Cape Verdean is Sao Vincente.