Cape Verde is actually an Island country that is located in the central Atlantic Ocean. It is approximately 570 kilometers off the coast of the western Africa. This is one particular place is full of great adventures for the best holiday that everyone actually longs for. When we visited the Cape Verde as a family, I was overjoyed by the uniqueness of tourist attractions in this place. There is all that you need to make your vacation pleasant and very interesting. We took our five year old daughter with us and she also enjoyed everything in this place. My husband still talks about Cape Verde even now and any time he hears about the Islands, the beaches and safaris, what come into his mind is the Cape Verde tour that was a success. I am glad that we spent quite a wonderful time there with my husband and our little daughter and so am very glad to tell you the story of our visit to Cape Verde. You will never be disappointed if you are planning for a visit to Cape Verde because there are so much more to experience in this place.
We started our great tour with the Cabo Verde Safari from the Island of Sao Vicente. The Safari tour is something you cannot afford to miss in this place. You can have a local view of the Island in a very unique way from this place. The guide that we chose actually made us proud by showing us the real adventure in this place. He actually knows the best places to go here. We also did some snorkelling as even our young daughter adapted to the tour and she was now very happy. We also spent about an hour in the beach swimming and having the sand bathing as we had the great view of the Island in this place. She also joined us in the waters for the swimming and she loved it so much. We eventually had a great delicious lunch in one of the restaurants around this place.
We eventually went round the Island and at some given point we became a bit exhausted but we soldiered on and it was worth the effort because the Island was just so amazing. This was a great experience that we actually got an opportunity to have. We also saw the Santo Antao and the Santa Luzia which is a great touring service for the tour of the island that was started by a certain Portuguese who moved permanently to Sao Vicente. If you are planning to visit Cape Verde then you have to pass by the Island and have a good land rover safari and unique tour of your life.
We headed to Kitesurf Now in the Salamansa beach, Mindelo just within the Sao Vicente. It has such an unforgettable Kitesurf adventure. The place is very nice and less crowded. It also has a very perfect wind, warm temperatures and the waves are sometimes flat while at times there are waves that make the place very serene and spectacular to be in. There were several activities to do in this centre of Salamansa. Apart from kite surfing, we also had the windsurfing, e-bikes, mountain bikes trips, horse riding, snorkelling and diving.
These were very amazing especially to our young daughter who wanted to enjoy everything. We spent so much time here trying to make use of that opportunity to do so much that we ever imagined doing in this place. Our daughter really loved the horse riding and she never wanted to leave the place when we wanted to move to another place for more of adventure. This place proved to be very wonderful more than we ever imagined when we were planning for the visit to this place. All these activities are very hard to miss especially for a young couple like us. Salamansa is such a beautiful beach and there is actually a small village just near the beach from the sea that gives a very unique view of the place.
We decided to move a little further to Mount Verde also known as the Monte Verde. This is a very wonderful mountain that is lovely to climb whenever you are enjoying your visit in the place. This is the highest point of the island of Sao Vicente and from here you are able to have a great view of Mindelo. It is actually a very nice and wonderful place to visit. It only took us about twenty to thirty minutes to get there from the heart of the city. Climbing to the highest point was such an awesome thing in our lives and all of us could hold each other’s hands as we walked along straight to the top. We became a bit weary but it was worth the effort because when we reached the top, we had a spectacular view and we could see the whole town. It was very wonderful and unique to be at that point. This mountain actually has its own unique climate which is very cool and the place is looking quite green in a very serene manner. It is a very lovely place to visit. You can actually move to the top of the mountain by car but we decided to have a stroll and enjoy it all because we wanted to see everything in a very unique way.
We then moved to Cabo Verde for a great diving. Cabo Verde diving is situated in Sal just in the Praia de Sta. This was a very serene place to be in and enjoy all that it had. The waters were cool and blue making you want to dive more and more in this particular sea. There are also all manner of water sports that you may want to have apart from diving in the lovely blue waters. We enjoyed the sea adventures and we loved it a lot. My husband is always in need of going to this particular place again so that he could have the wonderful experience once more. I also long for that wonderful diving that I had there because I had never dived that much anywhere else.
We eventually moved in to the Pedra Lume salt crater where we were able to float in the salt lakes and it was such a beautiful experience in our lives. Padra Lume is also found in Sal and it is only in this particular place in Sal where you can enjoy some good swimming and floating in the salt water. This open nature is something very special and much interesting than being in the spa. It was very relaxing as we floated around. The water was a bit cold but we got used to it as we continued floating and we loved it so much. We also went to the salt mine to have a view of the place and the landscape was very fascinating in that cater in that place. When we were done we passed by the nearby restaurant where we had some refreshments as we moved to another place.
We had a Turtle SOS Guided Walks and Hatchery Visits in the Santa Maria. This is a must see attraction for everyone who visits Cape Verde. We went there during out October vacation when we were able to find out more about the turtle in the Cape Verde. The Turtle hatchery is just at the beach outside of the RIU Hotel. This was just a wonderful natural experience to have in life. The hatchery visits are actually free and you can always go and visit the adopted baby turtle when you actually adopted the one which was not yet hatched. We had a guided walk and we actually adopted some newly born baby turtles and took the pictures back home. This was an amazing visit to Cape Verde.