Cape Verde is a paradise for water sports enthusiasts. Boa Vista, and especially Sal, with its waves at Ponta Preta, is known around the world for its kite and windsurfing. It is characterised by its rough seas and a constant wind, especially in winter. The archipelago also has some renowned diving sites, especially for turtle-spotting.
For land activities, the island of Sao Antao is ideal for hiking, but if you're more of the lazy type or simply prefer to be by the sea, 4x4s seem to be most popular activity on offer, for visits to the sand dunes, for example.
When visiting the dunes, you just have to choose between a quad bike or a 4x4. Neither is ideal if you like to feel the sand underfoot.© Patrice Hauser / EASYVOYAGE
Kite surfing reigns supreme in Sal. Ponta Preta, at the westernmost end of Santa Maria Beach, is world famous.© Patrice Hauser / EASYVOYAGE
Water sports enthusiasts and fans of more leisurely pastimes get along well at Santa Maria Beach.© Patrice Hauser / EASYVOYAGE
A 4x4 excursion in the dunes of Boas Vista's Praia Chaves beach.© Patrice Hauser / EASYVOYAGE
Windsurfing or kite surfing? Both sound good to me!© Patrice Hauser / EASYVOYAGE