Formerly known as Cape Verde, Cabo Verde is an island country located in the Atlantic Ocean off the West African coast close to Senegal, Mauritania and the Gambia. The formation of the island is quite dramatic; it was created by magma rising through the Ocean due to volcanic eruptions. It has some 450,000 inhabitants and it is ranked amongst the most democratic nations in the world. Cabo Verde has a diverse mix of inhabitants, which has led to the development of Creole.
It has an abundance of fish species on the island and the marine life of the Cabo verde is stunning. Cabo verde is rich in flora and trees such as the cypress, acacia, mimosa, eucalyptus and the wild aloe is known to grow commonly on the streets.
Due to its volcanism, the island has unique rock formations worth seeing; the Cabo Verdeans love to celebrate and are renowned for their colorful festivals, they are worth participating in.
Cabo Verde is rated one of the top ten investment places in the world.
Cabo Verde is a breath-taking archipelago of 10 islands situated miles into the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Africa. These islands parade a spectacular range of beaches, parks, markets, mountains, valleys and volcanoes. Mount Fogo, Cabo Verde’s highest peak (2829m), is a favourite spot for hiking where tourists are treated to stunning views and pictures of the island. Another is Santo Antao, an island of beautiful valleys, where you get to walk from the Cova crater over a high ridge down to Casa Cavoquino and Vilas das Pombas. Bird-watching enthusiasts will be glad to know that Cabo Verde is home to a rare variety of African birds such as sparrows, swifts and warblers. The beaches are amazing especially the fascinating underwater world around Sal. The famous salt mines of Sal built inside a dormant volcano are also worth seeing. Indeed, there’s a lot to see and love in Cabo Verde. Better experienced than imagined.
Food and Drinks in Cabo Verde
Lots of fresh seafood varieties are cooked by the locals. Specialties however include Canja (a thick chicken soup with rice) and Catchupa (a slow boiled stew of corn, beans, vegetables and marinated tuna). Aguardiente (sugar cane rum) and Manecome (local wine from Fogo) are great local drinks to enjoy. Beer, wine and spirits are also available.