Cape Verde – Photo Diary

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If you follow me on social media you will have noticed I have been in Cape Verde for the past week. The holiday was part of my mum’s 60th birthday celebrations and we fancied going somewhere different having spent a lot of time in the North Africa/Middle East region for the past few years.

Cape Verde was recommended by a work colleague and it certainly did not disappoint. We visited the island of Sal which is known for salt mining although they no longer export the salt as it turned out to be more expensive than it was worth. It is now becoming a more developed tourist destination which I anticipate in a few years it will be bustling and the landscape will be far different to how it is today. I’m grateful to have visited and experienced the island at this point in time. It’s certainly a little gem off the coast of Africa full of life, character, colour, culture, music, dance and an all round great atmosphere which makes it the perfect holiday destination.

If you’re wondering what else there is to do on the island, here’s a short list of some of the tours/activities you can enjoy:

Wind/Kite Surfing/Surfing

Take a Tour of the Island including visiting the salt mines, the blue eye cave, Espargos (Capital City), Palmeira

Visit the other Islands which make up Cape Verde

Whale Watching  (Seasonal)

Visit Sharks Bay

Turtle Hatching (Seasonal)