Cape Verde is an archipelago belonging to the Republic of Cape Verde, which consists of 10 main islands and 16 smaller islets, divided into Leeward and Windward Islands. This pristine archipelago is located about 600 km west of Senegal and 450 km west of Africa in the Atlantic.
The islands are characterised by their great diversity - they are of volcanic origin and differ not only in size but also in landscape. Some of them are rich in mountain ranges and volcanic forms, some are breathtaking landscapes full of plantations and some are paradise beaches with crystal clear water. Whales can also be seen here during the cruise. All of this, combined with the low touristic popularity, makes Cape Verde a perfect yacht charter destination.
An additional advantage of this African country is its fascinating culture, influenced by European, mainly Portuguese, and African cultures. The locals are very hospitable and friendly and the touristic offer is very interesting. The unique cuisine, numerous traces of history, colourful customs and rituals are only a fraction of the attractions that await us at Cape Verde.
The sailing season here lasts from November to March, but good weather lasts all year round, which makes Cape Verde ideal for any season. This is due to the perfect weather. The southern islands have slightly warmer temperatures than the northern islands - the values do not fall below 25 ºC. In the northern part of the archipelago, temperatures range from 22 ºC to 24 ºC, which also creates great conditions for relaxation.
The best time for a cruise is in December, when the water is very warm and the winds are good for pleasant sailing. Cape Verde is a place where there are no hurricanes and where temperature differences are small. The islands have a well-developed sailing infrastructure which includes beautiful ports, marinas and anchorages. The most famous places visited by sailing enthusiasts there are the towns of Porto Novo and São Vincente, the island of Sao Antao and the island of Santiago. There are also long sandy beaches on the islands of Sal, Boavista and Maio, and numerous quiet coves. It is a perfect location for long rest and sunbathing, accompanied by the sound of oceanic waves. The structure of the archipelago allows you to plan attractive longer and shorter routes between particular islands.
The official language used in Cape Verde is Portuguese, l but the locals also speak an exotic mix of island and African languages, called Creole. The place is famous all over the world for the production of sea salt, obtained by evaporation from special pools.
Another very recognisable product is grog, which is a local variety of exceptionally strong rum. Tourists can see here impressive coffee, tea and sugar cane plantations, which are an important part of the local economy. The Creole culture is also the incredible music and traditions and rituals that are unparalleled anywhere else. Cape Verde is perfect for a long and relaxing yacht holiday, combined with a satisfying sailing, sightseeing and discovery of local culture.