If you enjoy the beach then you want to visit Malo with its beautiful sandy beaches. Known for its former salt mines, Malo is a good place to relax in the peaceful cities with its homes decorated with colorful roses. Although plants are scattered, Maio has the largest forest in Cape Verde. Besides beaches, Maio Island is a good place for bird watching.
The smallest island in Cape Verde is largely uninhabited but pulls yachts like flies for honey. The island is low with lots of sunlight, and the northeasterly trade winds make it a well-known but isolated yacht marina. It may look deserted but the rugged coastline with wind-eroded rocks gives it a stunning touch.
Brava has few transportation to go to. It is the smallest inhabited island in Cape Verde, so you will not clash with a lot of people on it because you cannot put many people on an island that is no more than seven miles long. Secondly, it is the greenest area of these islands, which makes them scenic and known as the most wonderful island.
Sao Nicolau has less than 13,000 residents, making it a good place to escape the crowds. Because of its mountainous terrain, the island is popular among hikers and mountain bike drivers. Not a good place to visit if you want beaches, as getting to the beach is difficult.
Fogo Island is the highest island in the Cape Verde chain. This is due to the Pico de (Mount) Fogo, which is 2829 meters (9,281) feet long. The volcano has erupted periodically since 1680, with the most recent eruption occurring in 2014. The meaning of Fogo translates to “fire.”
Santo Anto, the second largest island of Cape Verde, is famous for its mountains. Although it appears desolate in some places, the island also boasts fertile subtropical plants, such as fir, pine, palm date palm and coconut. Ribera Grande, the island’s capital and largest city, is a vital place.
São Vicente is a barren island with low mountains. On a clear day you can see the other islands. Most of the island’s 80,000 residents live in Mindelo, known as the Cape Verde Cultural Center. The city is known as the birthplace of the country’s traditional music styles, although globalization means you can hear a variety of music here.
The island of Santiago is the largest island in Cape Verde, where half of the country’s population lives. The first island to be settled, it is home to the country’s capital, Praia. The island is a great place to see some endangered species in nature, including 38 plants and several rare birds. The island has a variety of landscapes to enjoy: mountains, green valleys, sandy beaches, the largest and oldest tree in the country, the 500-year-old Kapok.
Mountains, desert and beaches combine to make Boa Vista, the third largest island in Cape Verde, a good place to visit. Bassem translates into a “beautiful sight”, more tourists are discovering the island, which is the closest to Africa, since the opening of an international airport in 2007.
It’s easy to guess what the main Sal industry once was: the name translates to “salt.” Most of the salt mined in the nineteenth century was exported to Brazil. Today salt is mainly used for tourists to take home and for local use.