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Make a holiday rental home or villa in the Cape Verde Islands your home away from home

The Cape Verde Islands are a string of wild, volcanic islands stretching off the coast of Senegal in West Africa. The amazingly long, white Cape Verde beaches, dramatic volcanic landscapes and mystical colonial towns have, until recently, been a fantastically well kept secret, but with the increase in Cape Verde holiday homes and cheap flights, the rich blend of scenery and culture has become irresistible. There are ten islands which make up the Cape Verde Islands, all of which have completely different landscapes and atmospheres to their neighbours. If you wish to enjoy year round sun, scuba diving and samba dancing, all in one place, renting a Cape Verde property is a perfect solution!

Things to do in the Cape Verde Islands

The beaches of Cape Verde are simply beautiful. You will never be far from a glorious, white sand beach from a Cape Verde property. The beaches never get crowded, and there are many miles to choose from regardless of which island you take a Cape Verde holiday home on. Whether you wish to laze in the sun or take a romantic stroll along the sand, there are many idyllic spots to find throughout the Cape Verde Islands. Turtles are plentiful along the beaches of the Cape Verde Islands, which are a joy to watch from a Cape Verde holiday home, especially on Boa Vista.

Water sports are absolutely magnificent in the sea around the Cape Verde Islands. The Island of Boa Vista is a particular favourite for windsurfing, whilst the island of Sal receives some of the best beach breaks for surfing anywhere in Africa, and possibly the world. Regardless of which islands you decide to stay on, villas in Cape Verde are ideal for scuba diving and sailing holidays too. Scuba diving is absolutely incredible here, with some of the best dive sites found on Boa Vista and Sao Vicente. Game fishing for blue marlin also thrives, with more of the fish caught in a single day than any other destination in the world. Whales, dolphins and turtles are seen in abundance along the coast too.

Walking and trekking holidays in the remarkable volcanic landscapes of the Cape Verde Islands are absolutely unforgettable. The barren landscapes are an absolute marvel to behold, and the views from the top of the volcanic craters of Fogo and Santa Antao are absolutely breathtaking. There are many unique species of bird in the Cape Verde Islands, making Cape Verde holiday homes perfect for bird lovers.

Places to visit in the Cape Verde Islands

The island of Sal is the most popular with visitors, as it was the first island to get an airport, and tourist facilities quickly grew around the stunning white beaches. The Island of Boa Vista boasts over 55km of stunning beaches, which remain empty all year round, making it the ideal destination for beach lovers who truly want to escape.

Cultural Cape Verde holidays are absolutely fantastic on the islands of Santiago, which enjoys the most African culture of all the islands, and Sao Vicente, which is the cultural home of the Cape Verde Islands, and the finest place to explore and enjoy the famous Cape Verdian music. Windsurfers will also be absolutely thrilled by the prospect of taking a Cape Verde property rental on Sao Vicente, as conditions are absolutely ideal for windsurfing throughout much of the year.

Weather in the Cape Verde Islands

Cold ocean currents keep the Cape Verde Islands wonderfully mild throughout the year, meaning that you can travel to Cape Verde on holiday all year round. The very moderate temperatures of the Cape Verde Islands means that summer conditions are much like those of southern Europe, with daily temperatures from May until November hovering around the 30?C mark. In the evenings, temperatures can dip to a little below 20?C, but not much further.

Travel to the Cape Verde Islands

By far the best way to reach a Cape Verde holiday home is by plane. Although there are eight separate airports on the Cape Verde Islands, only the Rabil International Airport (BVC) and the Amilcar Cabral International Airport (SID) receive direct flights from the UK. Astraeus provide flights from London Gatwick (LGW) to both airports, and ThomsonFly provide flights to Amilcar from Birmingham (BHX), London Gatwick (LGW) and Manchester (MAN).

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Fabulous property , really enjoyed our stay

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed for a week in this lovely apartment, very close to the main 2nd swimming pool and close to access to the beach. Rebecca and Jay were extremely helpful, they provided lots of information with regard to the area and bars/restaurants et, which we found very helpful, we visited most of them! We found a lovely cocktail lounge/restaurant called Le Drive, they do a great cocktail with fresh passion fruit from their garden, you must try it, If there are any restaurants that you really want to visit I would advise to book in advance as we had trouble getting tables sometimes, this was probably because we arrived at the busiest time (8.00pm)! Because we hadn't booked a package holiday we had to buy a visa at the airport, this turned out to be better actually as the queues for the visa were very short and we got through quicker than those queuing for passport control who already had the visa! We used to walk a lot whilst we we were there and then tended to chill out on the beach in the afternoon When we used our edit cards there, the exchange rate from the local currency worked out cheaper than using euros (as the exchange rate for euros isn't too good at the moment as we all know). The AI daily package at the resort was 81 euros per person per day, we didn't find this very good value and therefore never used this, as the prices for meals in the town were very reasonable. couldn't believe how vibrant Santa Maria was, they blocked the roads of at the weekends so that they could put tables & chairs out on the roads, there was live music everywhere. Thank you Rebecca and Jay for enabling us to have such a lovely holiday in your fabulous apartment.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Fantastic villa

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Wonderful villa,we loved this villas location so peaceful and relaxing. Short walk to the stunning beach,short taxi ride to Santa Maria . This was our 1st time to Cape Verde but won't be our last. The villa is very spacious and beautifully furnished,everything you need for self catering. On arrival we got a taxi into Santa Maria to get some groceries ,the taxi driver to us to 3 shops to get different things we were out for over an hour and he only charged us 10 euros plus we got to see a lot of the town. We had a night out in ocean caf'e which was a great bar with live music,well worth a visit everyone was so friendly. Had drinks on ponter preater beach beautiful . Also went into Santa Maria had drinks on the beach so relaxing. Everyone is friendly. If you like the sun and a stress free holiday this is the place for you. Lizzie and Stewart were on hand if you have any problems,not that we had any. Safe , peaceful ,beautiful villa. Thanks Paul for sharing your beautiful villa with us. Stayed 11th Jan 17
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Great apartment

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This apartment was spot on for us. It had everything we needed for a great independent holiday in Santa Maria. The apartment was spotlessly clean, well equipped and the showers were nice an powerful. Communal areas are very pleasant and well kept. On site shop was well stocked and reasonably priced. Owners were very helpful as was Linda their Agent in Santa Maria, easy booking, quick responses to any questions we had, and check in/out was effortless. Would definitely use again when we return to CV.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016