Are you thinking of going on a summer holiday with your family? You might want to try Cape Verde. This archipelago of islands boasts year-round sunshine and lots to do for young and old alike. Here are some of the things to see and do with the family in summer on your Cape Verde holidays.
If there’s one island that you really must visit with the family, then it’s Sal. The stellar beach has visitors flocking to it and is the island’s main attraction. It’s not all just about the beach, though. You can go and see turtles in the summer, or even partake in a spot of whale watching. There’s not a child on Earth who wouldn’t enjoy that!
A visit to Santo Antão
Santo Antão is especially nice if you want to teach your kids to appreciate scenery. Although it looks somewhat barren when you approach it by ferry from San Vicente, you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you reach the North East of the island. The pine trees cover the hilltops while the flora really flourishes in the valleys. Santo Antão is the second largest island in the archipelago.
Trying out water sports
The average temperature in August is approximately 28°C in the Cape Verde islands, so older children should make the most of the warm weather to get outdoors and try some of the watersports available. Surfing, snorkeling or, if they’re feeling that extra touch adventurous, some kitesurfing. Don’t worry about the temperature of the water. Between February and September you can expect to find the water temperature sitting at anything between 21° and 26°C. Either way, you won’t be feeling a chill.
Catch a music festival in Mindelo
If you happen to be staying in Cape Verde in August, you can attend the archipelago’s annual music festival, Baía das Gatas. The festival brings together musicians from around the islands, showcasing a variety of musical styles, for an extravaganza of singing, dancing and partying. The festival is held over the August full moon and lasts for three fun-packed days.
Cape Verde is an excellent place for a vacation. It’s that simple!