With beautiful coastline, great food and an unforgettable musical culture, the Cape Verde islands off West Africa are a superb destination for anyone looking for cheap flights. Head to Carnival and dance the night away or relax on still unspoilt beaches. Getting to Cape Verde is simple. Thomson Airways fly into Aristides Pereira International Airport from London Gatwick, Glasgow, Manchester and East Midlands Airport. Hi Fly also fly into Amilcar Cabral International from London Gatwick and Thomson also provide services to that airport from Birmingham and Gatwick. In all cases, direct flights to Cape Verde will take about seven hours, but it is possible to break up the journey with stops in Lisbon or other Portuguese destinations.Anyone looking to visit the islands should check out one of the many price comparison websites which take all of the services available and should find one which meets your price range.
For a while this group of islands was fairly poorly connected; however there are now a number of cheap flights to Cape Verde on offer for both the winter and the summer. Most direct flights to Cape Verde land in the airports on Sal Island or Boa Vista. These are often charter flights advertising themselves as ?special flights' on search engines. In addition, the port city of Mindelo on the Island of Sao Vicente is attracting more and more long-haul flights. Nevertheless, the capital, Praia, remains the most prominent airport in Cape Verde for which flights often have stopovers in Lisbon. Therefore, the cheapest way to fly to Cape Verde is normally to take one of the flights promoted by low cost airlines to Praia via Lisbonne and then to catch an internal flight with TACV, a national company in Cape Verde, to your final Cape Verde destination. The weather in Cape Verde is lovely all year round, although there are a few rainy spells in September and winters are generally a bit windier. It doesn't come as a surprise then that Cape Verde holidays are at their most expensive in the summer. For example, cheap flights to Cape Verde from the UK can be up to as much as half the price in February in comparison to July or August.
February: São Vicente Creole Carnival. This Portuguese-Creole festival sees colourful, vibrant street parades on the island of Sao Vicente. Usually held about 40 days before Easter, so check out the schedule before visiting. 17th - 19th May: The Gamboa Festival is the islands' premier musical event. Hear romantic fado songs, and dance to upbeat brass bands. This is an event that any music fan will be swept up in. June: Tabanka Festival. Commemorating the liberation of the slaves, this is a lively event filled with elegant costumes and music. Catch Tabanka in Santiago for the most impressive celebrations. August: Baias das Gatas Music Festival. The timing of this fantastic music event is dependent upon the full moon. When the full moon rises in August, the town of Baias das Gatas erupts into a long weekend of music. 15th September: Santa Maria Festival: Held in the charming resort of Santa Maria on the island of Sal, this brings together musical artists from the islands and is particularly convenient for tourists.
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