Cheap holidays to Cape Verde 2017/2018: Late deals & offers

If you're tempted by the clear blue waters and soft white sandy beaches of Cape Verde, you've come to the right place, as we have all the best online deals and special offers on cheap holidays to Cape Verde for 2017/2018.

Cheap holidays to Cape Verde 2017/2018: latest deals, discounts and offers

Not everyone has heard of Cape Verde but this looks set to change as more and more great deals on cheap holidays to Cape Verde emerge, and people's curiosity is piqued. Here, you'll find the very latest special offers and online discounts from leading holiday providers:

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A bit about Cape Verde

Cape Verde is an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands (of which nine are inhabited) lying some 400 miles off the west coast of Africa in the Atlantic Ocean. A former Portuguese colony until independence in 1975, Cape Verde has a very individual character, culture and variety of landscapes. It's a vibrant destination, full of colour, music, cuisine and friendly people that is just starting to hit the radar of UK holidaymakers.

Its climate plays an important part in this, as it remains pretty hot all year round, although thanks to a rainy season from August to October, the best time to visit is between September and June. Owing to their international airports, the islands of Boa Vista and Sal are the most popular, but people are starting to look a little further afield in a bid to discover more about this nation and its islands, which are called:

  • Boa Vista
  • Brava
  • Fogo
  • Maio
  • Fogo
  • Sal
  • Santiago
  • Santo Antão
  • São Nicolau
  • São Vicente

Read on to find out more this intriguing destination, and check back regularly for the very latest deals on cheap holidays to Cape Verde in 2017/2018.

Cape Verde all inclusive holiday deals

Many people choosing to holiday in Cape Verde opt for an all inclusive break. As even the main tourist destinations of Sal and Boa Vista remain pretty free from mass tourism, some people find the convenience of on site facilities such as restaurants, bras and entertainment a very inviting and easy option.

If you're trying to sniff out cheap all inclusive holidays to Cape Verde in 2017/2018, you might want to consider the following hotels and resorts, which each offer various deals on all inclusive rates:

  • ClubHotel Riu Karamboa, Boa Vista
  • Melia Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa, Santa Maria, Sal
  • Hotel Riu Touareg, Santa Monica, Boa Vista
  • Iberostar Club Boa Vista, Boa Vista
  • ClubHotel Riu Funana, Santa Maria, Sal

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Cape Verde luxury holidays

Cape Verde is a wonderful place to escape to. Perhaps it's the remoteness, its lack of huge scale development, or the tropical vibe - whatever it is, it's working, and those after Cape Verde luxury holidays won't be disappointed.

ClubHotel Riu Funana, Santa Maria, Sal - photo courtesy of Riu Hotels & Resorts
ClubHotel Riu Funana, Santa Maria, Sal - photo courtesy of Riu Hotels & Resorts

Although, it is a different kind of indulgence you find here. The big names in five star opulence are yet to set foot on the Cape Verde islands, but that doesn't mean you can't find top quality service, style and experiences. Five of the best hotels and resorts to consider if you're after Cape Verde luxury holidays include the following across a number of islands:

  • ClubHotel Riu Funana, Santa Maria, Sal - beachside resort with two large swimming pools, pool bars, five restaurants, sports, activities, gym, spa
  • ClubHotel Riu Karamboa, Boa Vista - stylish resort with large pool, three restaurants, gym, spa, hair salon, bars, nightclub, activities
  • Melia Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa, Santa Maria, Sal - award winning hotel on the beach with two large pools, pool bar, three restaurants, water sports, spa, gym, yoga
  • Hotel Riu Touareg, Boa Vista - stunning beach resort with four pools, countless bars, restaurants, facilities, games, beauty salon, spa, nightclub
  • Iberostar Club Boa Vista, Boa Vista - expansive beach resort with saltwater pool, spa, fitness centre, beach and pool bars, restaurants

Whether you go all inclusive, full board or even B&B, you're sure to find cheap holidays to Cape Verde with just the right luxurious touches to suit your every need and budget.

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Cape Verde family holidays

Cape Verde ticks a lot of boxes for families thanks to its proximity to the UK, its reliably hot and sunny weather, and its affordability. Mix these with the numerous all inclusive or, at least, well equipped hotels and resorts on offer, and it's easy to see why cheap holidays to Cape Verde are on the up for families in 2017/2018.

ClubHotel Riu Garopa, Santa Maria, Sal - photo courtesy of Riu Hotels & Resorts
ClubHotel Riu Garopa, Santa Maria, Sal - photo courtesy of Riu Hotels & Resorts

You might find less choice when it comes to accommodation than in some of the more developed destinations in the Med, for example, but that doesn't equate to lesser standards. Three of the best hotels for Cape Verde family holidays that have a incorporate some element of kids' pools, clubs or activities include:

  • Royal Decameron Boa Vista, Boa Vista - with kids' clubs, shallow pool area, tennis courts
  • ClubHotel Riu Garopa, Santa Maria, Sal - with lots of sports including table tennis and kayaking, kids' club with entertainment, kids' pool
  • Iberostar Club Boa Vista, Boa Vista - with kids' pool and clubs, daily activity programme, archery, tennis courts
  • Hotel Morabeza, Sal - with family rooms, shallow pool area, tennis courts, games room, mini golf
  • Marine Club, Boa Vista - with shallow pool, games room, kids' club, activity programme

If your little ones tire of splashing about in your resort's swimming pool, there are plenty of great activities to get stuck into on Cape Verde family holidays. While there are no dedicated attractions for children, such as water parks, the great outdoors is your playground. Popular things to do include:

  • water sports - albeit age dependent, there is a range of wet and wild sports available across Cape Verde from wind, kite and board surfing, to snorkelling, sailing, diving, glass bottom boat and catamaran trips
  • wildlife - get your binos out on a boat trip where you could spot anything from turtles and dolphins to whales depending on the time of year you visit
  • safaris - whether you're into dune bashing in a 4X4, long scenic drives, volcano spotting, snorkel sessions or horse riding, there's a safari for every age on cheap family holidays to Cape Verde

Best beaches for Cape Verde family holidays

Cape Verde is renowned for its beaches; it seems to have something for everyone, with great extremes from idyllically sandy to dark and volcanic, wild and windy to more secluded and sheltered.

Santa Monica Beach, Boa Vista © niall62 - Flickr Creative Commons
Santa Monica Beach, Boa Vista © niall62 - Flickr Creative Commons

For families enjoying cheap Cape Verde holidays, this means you need to do a bit of research if you're hoping to get your toes in the Atlantic. Although it's almost a given, be sure to find a hotel with a heated pool; this removes the necessity for you to stay right by some of the more sought after, sheltered stretches.

Unsuspecting holidaymakers have been surprised by the strength of the wind which can whip up some ferocious waves - fabulous for windsurfers, less so for toddlers. Two beaches to consider on Cape Verde family holidays include the laid back shores of Santa Monica Beach (aka Curralinho Beach) on Boa Vista, and the calm lagoon beach of Igrejinha on the island of Sal.

The whale watching season runs from March to May © s1000rr -
The whale watching season runs from March to May © s1000rr -

Cape Verde is one big adventure for children, and a fantastic destination to nurture interests in nature, wildlife and fun filled activities. It's also a great value place to visit, with many online deals from the likes of First Choice offering free child places. Make the most of your time together by browsing discounts on cheap Cape Verde family holidays for 2017/2018 online today.

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Boa Vista Cape Verde holidays

Boa Vista is the third largest Cape Verdean island, and the most easterly, just. Along with Sal, it is a favourite with those on cheap holidays to Cape Verde who come to enjoy its beautiful, varied, natural landscape, selection of quiet if wild beaches, and plush resorts. Just a few of the things you can do on Boa Vista away from your sunlounger include visiting:

  • towns - Sal Rei is the island's capital and home to many of the main beaches, resorts and facilities, while Rabil, to the southwest, has a pretty church and some remaining colonial architecture
  • turtles - at night loggerhead turtles comes to the eastern and southern shores of Boa Vista to lay their eggs - a spectacle much loved by tourists and locals alike; go with an organised tour and keep your distance so as not to spook the magnificent creatures
  • festival - don't miss the Santa Isabel festival every 4th July with processions, swimming, horse racing, tours and a public ball
  • Viana desert - feel the sand of dunes between your toes and listen to the wind howl between the palms in the ever changing landscape of the seafront Viana desert to the south of Santa Maria beach, quad bike tour available

It's said that some of the best beaches in Cape Verde are found on Boa Vista, and there's certainly plenty of coastline to be explored if you can get your hands on a car or driver and guide. Five of the most popular beaches you could visit on your cheap holiday to Cape Verde in 2017/2018 include:

  • Praia de Carlota - lying just south of Sal Rei, this stretch of untamed coast is great for taking a dip
  • Praia de Lacacao - quiet 16 km stretch of golden sand to the south of the island with few facilities except the resident Hotel Riu Touareg, fantastic for wind surfing
  • Praia de Santa Monica - round the headland from Praia de Lacacao, Santa Monica is a little more sheltered, great for children
  • Praia de Santa Maria - another windy stretch to the west of the island with numerous hotels and an iconic ship wreck from 1968
  • Praia de Chaves - south of Santa Maria, north of the Viana Desert, this beach is super sandy with easy access to the sea

If you opt for a cheap holiday to Boa Vista Cape Verde in 2017/2018, you won't be disappointed. It's the perfect place to soak up some sun, get active outdoors, and sample life in Cape Verde.

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Sal Cape Verde holidays

Sal (which is Portuguese for salt, and so called after its hard working salt mines) is one of the most popular islands in the archipelago, and it's not hard to see why. It may be one of the best served in terms of direct flights and holidays from the UK, but it also has a very distinct charm.

Tranquil scene, Santa Maria Bay, Sal - photo courtesy of Cape Verde Tourism
Tranquil scene, Santa Maria Bay, Sal - photo courtesy of Cape Verde Tourism

Among the barren, desert landscape lie brightly coloured towns hemmed with platinum shores that hint at the exotic, and are reminiscent of much loved destinations further west, proving that its nickname as the African Caribbean is no misnomer. Sal's heart is the town of Santa Maria, where you'll find a good cluster of hotels, shops, and restaurants with everything you could hope for on a cheap holiday to Sal Cape Verde.

If you want to take a break from simply topping up your tan, there are a few exciting activities to get your teeth stuck into on cheap holidays to Cape Verde. Some of the most popular things to do include:

  • water sports - Sal is a haven for water sport lovers, especially wind based activities such as kite, wind or board surfing, head to Ponta Preta beach for turquoise waters and unmissable gusts
  • safaris - there's a safari for everyone on cheap holidays to Cape Verde, from 4X4 treks across the dunes, to snorkelling trips, horse riding and wild watching out at sea
  • fishing - anything including private, independent and big game fishing trips can be arranged, and don't miss watching fishermen unload their catch on Santa Maria's pier

For those keen to see the sights and get a little more under the skin of the island and its history, consider checking out the following on any cheap holiday to Cape Verde in 2017/2018:

  • Pedra Lume salt crater - located in the northeast Sal, Pedra de Lume is a village famous for its 18th century salt mines. The crater, part of the now dead volcano, sits below sea level and is filled with numerous dead sea-like ponds. People come here for the lunar landscape and to float in the curious waters
  • festivals - music is the soul of Cape Verde, and Sal has two great festivals that anyone on a cheap holiday to Cape Verde should definitely make a beeline for: firstly, there's Our Lady of Pity festival on the 15th August, which includes a ceremonial procession with lively, local music on the beach afterwards, and secondly, the Santa Maria Festival, 11th and 12th September, which is a vibrant annual festival with live bands and food stalls
Praia de Santa Maria, Sal - photo courtesy of Cape Verde Tourism
Praia de Santa Maria, Sal - photo courtesy of Cape Verde Tourism

Finally, beach lovers on cheap holidays to Cape Verde might want to make for Sal's much loved coastline, and the following are just three of the best, each offering something a little different:

  • Ponta Preta Beach - a long stretch of white sand with space for both sunbathers and water sport enthusiasts, often windy, close to Santa Maria
  • Pedra de Lume Beach - quiet local beach tucked below the famous salt mines of the town above
  • Praia de Santa Maria - centrally located, this four and a half mile bay of white sandy beach runs from the town in either direction, lined with hotels and facilities
  • Praia de Igrejinha - walk 20 minutes east of Santa Maria and you'll be rewarded with the usually calm waters of this secluded stretch complete with lagoon

With its bounty of impressive natural surroundings, international airport, hotels, resorts and growing number of amenities, Sal is without doubt a real winner for those after cheap holidays to Cape Verde. Don't forget to check out the latest Cape Verde holiday deals for 2017/2018 to get a great price on your booking.

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Key facts about Cape Verde

To ensure you cheap holiday to Cape Verde in 2017/2018 goes without a hitch, get your head round some of the island nation's basic stats:

  • flight time from London, UK: approx. six hours
  • time zone: Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), GMT -1
  • currency: Cape Verdean escudo (CVE)
  • driving: right-hand side
  • main airports: Aristides Pereira International Airport (BVC), Boa Vista; Amílcar Cabral International Airport (SID), Sal; Nelson Mandela International Airport (RAI), Santiago

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Whether you're after a relaxing beach break or desperately seeking the perfect wave and wind combo for some action at sea, our collection of deals and online discounts should help you find many cheap holidays to Cape Verde in 2017/2018. Can't find what you're looking for? Head back to our holidays page for more destination ideas, or over to our travel deals section for other great offers.

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