20 Photos That Inspire To Travel to Cape Verde

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Almost 1 year ago I first set a foot on Cape Verde. Through our Boat HitchHiking trip, my partner and I found a boat which sailed from Tenerife via La Gomera to Cape Verde. We originally had planned to cross the Atlantic Ocean straight away. But as usual, life is what happens while we make plans.

 

That's how we got to discover one of my favorite travel destinations so far: Cape Verde.

 

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After spending 1 month on Tenerife looking to work as crew on a sailing boat, we were over the moon when a young French couple called us to sail to Cape Verde. As we knew that many boats would sail from Cape Verde to the Caribbean, a sailing crossing to Cape Verde just sounded perfect to us.

 

That's how we ended up discovering a country that never really was on our travel bucket list. Neither fitted our plans to cross the Atlantic Ocean by Boat HitchHiking.

 

But yet, we loved it from the first moment. "No Stress" is the mantra of Cape Verde archipelago and people welcomed us with open arms.

 

I already wrote several posts on the islands we visited: Sal, Sao Vicente and Santo Antao. Each of them is so different and adorable. Even though we haven't visited even half of the Capeverdean islands, I know that Cape Verde and its people will always have a special place in our hearts.

 

For those who still are not sure whether travel to Cape Verde or not, I want to share with an inspiring photographic collection. And I hope that you enjoy the beauty of Cape Verde as much as we did and just book your flight ticket right away.


 

Hace casi un año que pisé Cabo Verde por primera vez. Por nuestro viaje en Barco-Stop, mi pareja y yo encontramos un barco que nos iba a llevar de Tenerife a Cabo Verde, pasando por La Gomera. Al principio tuvimos el plan de cruzar el atlántico del tirón. Pero como siempre, la vida es lo que ocurre mientras hacemos planes.

 

Así descubrimos uno de mis destinos favoritos hasta ahora: Cabo Verde.

 

Tras pasar un mes en Tenerife buscando barcos que nos podría llevar al otro lado del atlántico, estuvimos super contentos cuando nos llamó una pareja francesa para navegar juntos a Cabo Verde. Sabíamos que muchos barcos pasan por Cabo Verde antes de hacer la travesía al Caribe. Así que era perfecto!

 

Asi acabamos por descubrir un pais que nunca estaba en nuestra "lista de viajes". Y hasta pensamos que íbamos a perder tiempo haciendo parada en Cabo Verde.

 

A pesar de ello nos enamoramos del tirón. "No Stress" es el mantra del archipiélago de Cabo Verde y su gente nos dio la bienvenida con brazos y corazones abiertos.

 

Ya publiqué un par de artículos sobre las islas que visitamos: Sal, Sao Vicente y Santo Antao. Cada isla es tan diferente y adorable. A pesar de que no hemos visitado ni la mita de las islas de Cabo Verde, sé que el archipiélago y su gente siempre van a ser una memoria especial.

 

Para los que todavía duden sobre viajar a Cabo Verde, quiero compartir con vosotros mi colección de fotos inspirando descubrir este destino remoto. Reserva tu vuelo a Cabo Verde ya!

 

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Ilha do Sal

1. Salinas de Pedro de Lume

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The Salt Mines of Pedro de Lume were Ilha do Sal's first industry

2. Chapel of Pedro de Lume

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Pedro de Lume Village is a place lost in time

3. Salt Mines

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Salt Mines in Pedro de Lume, Sal

4. Rugged Nature

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Sal is a desert island. Only the south has beaches.

5. Fishing Port

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Fishery Industry is important in Sal Island

6. Fishery in Santa Maria

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At the pier of Santa Maria, Sal Island

7. Colourful Housefronts

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Colours of Cape Verde - Colores de Cabo Verde

8. Bright Colours

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Cabo Verde Siempre - Cape Verde forever

9. The Kite Beach

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Santa Maria is famous among Kite Surfers - Santa María, Sal, es muy popular entre Kite Surfers

Sao Vicente

10. Colourful Boats

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One of my favourite Cape Verde details - Me enamoré de los barcos de Cabo Verde

11. Virgin Beaches in Sao Vicente

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Praia Grande, Calhau, Sao Vicente

12. City Beach Praia Laginha in Mindelo

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Praia Laginha: That turquoise water - La playa de Laginha en Mindelo

13. Hiking to Monte Verde

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View from Monte Verde - Vista desde Monte Verde

14. Colourful Markets

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Market in Mindelo - Mercado de Mindelo

15 Hiking in western Sao Vicente

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Hiking in Sao Pedro - Senderismo en Sao Pedro

Santo Antao

16. Hiking in Paul Valley

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Definitely a highlight: Hiking down from Cova crater through Paul Valley - Una experiencia inolvidable: bajar del cráter de Cova por el valle de Paul

17. Fontainhas: a fairytale village

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Fontainhas: Cape Verde's most picturesque village - El pueblo más fotogénico de Cabo Verde

18. Cape Verde's Green Lung

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Santo Antao produces fruits and vegetables for the entire archipelago - Santo Antao es el huerto de Cabo Verde

19. Breath-taking Hikes

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Santo Antao had the most breath-taking panorama I've seen so far - Cabo Verde tiene las vistas más espectaculares que he visto hast ahora

20. Exotic Fruits in Santo Antao

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Passion Fruits can be found anywhere in Cape Verde - Fruta de la pasión es una fruta muy común en Santo Antao

Extra

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Probably my favourite picture from Cape Verde

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For more information about tourism on Cape Verde, I recommend the following webpage: WikiTravel Cape Verde.

 

 

Para más información sobre turismo en Cabo Verde, os recomiendo la página siguiente: Turismo en Cabo Verde.


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