Well known thanks to the singer Cesaria Evora, Cape Verde is an archipelago of 10 islands off the Senegalese
coast. Still a young republic, this old Portuguese colony obtained independence in 1975. Bathed in sunshine, Cape Verde has remained authentic in its music, and 'joie de vivre' which define the quality of the "Cape Verdean way" of life. Although each island
has its own distinctive features, travellers will not be disappointed by the country's beaches
which are all bordered with turquoise waters, and adorned with volcanic scenery and shingly, arid areas. The island of Sal
is the most appreciated due to the superb beach of Santa Maria, one of the best surfing destinations in the world. Geology, hiking anddiving
enthusiasts will also be more than content with what Cape Verde has to offer!