WELCOME TO CABO VERDE!
Find out a little bit more before you travel with these bite-sized chunks of important information, that can help you prepare and make the most of your trip!
An island country spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands, officially named the Republic of Cabo Verde. Often referred to as 10 destinations, 1 country due to the dramatic contrast between the island's landscapes.
Located in the central Atlantic Ocean. Located 570 kilometres (350 mi) west of the Cape Verde Peninsula in West Africa, with the closest neighbour country being Senegal.
The political situation in Cape Verde has been and continues to be stable. Crime rates are also low and tourists usually receive a welcoming, friendly and helpful reception from locals and expats.
The national currency of Cape Verde is the Escudo. The Euro is also widely accepted and can be exchanged for local currency in banks. ATMs are common with approx. 8 in Santa Maria. There are 5 local banks with multiple branches present in Sal. VISA and MasterCard are accepted in many places.
The islands were uninhabited until the 15th century, when Portuguese explorers discovered and colonised the islands which were later used in the Atlantic Slave Trade, as a stopover and prison. The islands gained independence 1975. Learn more about the history by booking an Island Tour with Elvis!
Vaccnations and Visas
Visas are available to buy with your ticket through major tour operators such as TUI (Thomson) and Thomas Cook, or can be purchased easily on arrival at approx. £20 for 7 days. No Vaccinations are required for entry to Cape Verde. They are not a risk country for Malaria, Yellow Fever, Zika or HIV viruses.
SEASONAL EXPERIENCES, NOT TO BE MISSED...!
Some of Cape Verde's best activities take place all year round while others are subject to seasonal availability. Here are some of the all-time favourites, just to name a few...