Cabo Verde is an island country situated off the coast of Senegal, West of Africa. It is an archipelago made up of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean. Its capital city is Praia. It was discovered in the 15th century by Portuguese explorers and they established the first European settlement in the tropics. Cabo Verde has been a stable representative democracy and one of the most democratic countries in Africa. It has a population of approximately 512,000. this population is made up of both mixed European and African heritage. So if you come across someone from Cabo Verde looking like a European, do not be in doubt. This ten island country lacks natural resources and consequently, its developing economy is service oriented with focus on foreign investment and tourism.
Cabo Verde has recently become a hot destination for tourists from around the world. Holiday makers have made it one of the top destinations in Africa. With the overnight stays reaching over 1 million with an actual increase in visitor numbers as well, this ten island nation seem to be the new bride for tourism in Africa. Sal island, Boa Vista and Santiago islands are popular places for holiday makers in Cabo Verde.
Cabo Verde is a vibrant holiday destination with a pleasantly tropical year round climate and much to offer visitors. Most of this country’s wide selection of restaurants and eateries are family friendly and the indigenous people have a laid back attitude that is highly infectious, promoting a truely relaxing holiday.