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Destination guide

Explore Cape Verde in holiday lettings

With its peaceful seaside villages and captivating blend of towering crags, tranquil beaches and verdant valleys, Cape Verde, or Cabo Verde, is a spectacular location for a relaxing retreat. Whether you want to explore the sugar cane and flowers on challenging hikes or explore villages rich with Creole Portuguese-African culture, you’ll find plenty to do in Cape Verde and its array of holiday lettings.

History

Heritage sites near Cape Verde holiday lettings

If you want to explore Cape Verde culture and history, there are multiple historic sites with unique exhibits that showcase its rich heritage. Holiday homes can be found near places like Tarrafal Camp, a former prison camp and penal colony with artefacts of its history, and Plateau, a historic centre overlooking the port of Praia. Farol de D. Maria Pia, a heritage lighthouse with keeper’s quarters and sweeping views of the water, and Pelourinho, an important monument that stands as a symbol of municipal power, are great for history buffs.

Beaches

Best beaches near Cape Verde holiday homes

The beaches in Cape Verde are among its biggest draws. Holiday homes are available near beach locales like Praia da Chave, a popular beach for swimming and water sports, and Sotavento Islands, an archipelago with volcanic features and sandy, tranquil beaches. Chaves Beach, a vibrant beach with ideal conditions for wind sports, and Praia de Santa Monica, a soft-sand beach with clear, turquoise waters and calm surf, are perfect for a day of sunbathing and swimming. You could also visit Quebra Canela, a serene beach with gentle water for swimming, surfing and waterskiing.

Food & drink 

Sample traditional food in Cape Verde

Cape Verde has a blended cuisine that features Portuguese influences, such as olives and Alentejo wines, and a foundation of African traditional foods, such as corn and beans. Many of the Italian expatriates brought pizza and pasta to the area as well, giving it a distinctly international feel. Visit a local restaurant near your Cape Verde holiday rental to try out traditional favourites like cachupa, a filling meal of beans, cassava, boiled corn, sweet potato and pork or chicken, or caldeirada, a popular meat or fish stew.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly fun near holiday homes in Cape Verde

Cape Verde has a variety of kid-friendly attractions for fun and educational family experiences. Holiday homes are available near family-oriented attractions like Ilhéu Raso, a nature reserve on a small volcanic island, and Salinas de Pedra de Lume, a salt crater with swimming pools and tours highlighting local history. Kids will also enjoy Viveiro Botanic Garden, a native botanical garden with a petting zoo and exotic plants, and Palácio da Presidência da República, a historic public building in the city centre that offers a glimpse into the island’s past.

How many holiday rentals are available around Cape Verde?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 495 holiday lettings around Cape Verde. From 32 villas to 65 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Cape Verde?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Cape Verde. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Santa Maria: 239 holiday homes
  • Sal: 239 holiday homes
  • Vila do Maio: 22 holiday homes
  • Sal Rei: 102 holiday homes
  • Boa Vista: 102 holiday homes

HomeAway.co.uk offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Cape Verde! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Cape Verde?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Cape Verde with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Ribeira Grande: 25 holiday lettings
  • Praia: 21 holiday lettings
  • Porto Novo: 31 holiday lettings
  • Sao Domingos: 30 holiday lettings
  • Cidade Velha: 23 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Cape Verde?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Cape Verde are:

  • Praia International Airport (RAI): 27 self catering accommodations
  • Amilcar Cabral International Airport (SID): 239 self catering accommodations
  • Santo Antao Island (NTO): 25 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Cape Verde?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Cape Verde. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Shark Bay Beach: 239 holiday rentals
  • Nossa Senhora da Luz Parish: 22 holiday rentals
  • Santa Maria Town Square: 239 holiday rentals
  • Prainha Beach: 27 holiday rentals
  • Estadio da Varzea: 27 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cape Verde listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.