10 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

10 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

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Boa Vista
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Mindelo, Sao Vicente
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Ilha do Sal
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Boa Vista

Island of the Dunes

Sprinkled with sand dunes and pristine, sweeping beaches where turtles nest, the island of Boa Vista has been attracting more and more visitors looking to explore its remote trails and picturesque shore.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia de Santa Mónica and Praia de Chaves. And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Curralinho, surround yourself with nature on Pier Boa Vista Tours, and look for gifts at Un click per un Sorriso - The Shop.

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Lisbon, Portugal to Boa Vista is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Cape Verde Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in December, expect nights in Boa Vista to be warmer, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mindelo.

Things to do in Boa Vista

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Mindelo, Sao Vicente

Situated on the northern tip of Sao Vicente island, the lively port town of Mindelo envelops crescent-shaped Porto Grande Bay and houses almost all of the island's population.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Cabo Verde Safari and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Verde. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll around Positivos, look for gifts at Capvertdesign+Artesanato, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Laginha.

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Getting from Boa Vista to Mindelo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ilha do Sal.

Things to do in Mindelo

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Ilha do Sal

Ilha do Sal represents an exotic island in the Atlantic Ocean gifted with powdery beaches and dormant volcanoes.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia de Santa Maria and Pedra de Lume Beach. There's much more to do: do sightseeing your way with Santa Marilha Horse Excursions, take in nature's colorful creations at Viveiro, Botanical Garden & Zoo di Terra, stroll through Project Biodiversity Turtle Conservation Hatchery, and relax and rejuvenate at Yoga Cabo Verde: Pure yoga.

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You can fly from Mindelo to Ilha do Sal in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ilha do Sal can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ilha do Sal

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Cape Verde travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Scuba & Snorkeling
The main islands of Cape Verde each offer something different, both in terms of natural wonders and cultural heritage. Descendants of Portuguese colonialists and African slaves, the locals mainly speak Creole and blend influences from Europe and Africa in their cuisine, music, and architecture. The largely unspoiled natural landscape includes mountain peaks, rugged cliffs, white-sand beaches, black-sand beaches, and wildflower-filled valleys. With the country experiencing a dry tropical climate, holidays in Cape Verde lend themselves to a range outdoor sports and activities, including windsurfing and lazing on a beach, hill walking, and diving.