Two of the more well-known islands; Sal and Boa Vista, boast some absolutely fantastic stretches of coastline, perfect for relaxing, trying out water sports and exploring life under the ocean. Santa Maria beach on the southern coast of Sal offers golden sand and plenty of activities such as surfing, fishing and diving, and Praia de Chaves beach on Boa Vista is one of many where white sand dunes stretch as far as the eye can see, ideal for exploring on the back of quad bikes, via guided tours.
Some of the islands provide a lush, green and mountainous landscape, such as Santo Antão, and some have lunar-like volcanic vistas, like the island of Fogo. Guided walks and treks are a great way to see the best parts of these islands, where jaw-dropping ravines, impressive volcano craters and cliff-hanging villages can be spotted and explored.
At certain times of the year, the Cape Verde islands become a great place to spot some more unusual wildlife. For example, between the months of February and May, whales can be seen off the coast, and throughout the summer months, Loggerhead turtles come to the islands to lay their eggs on protected beaches. You can spend time watching the turtles lay their eggs, or helping the little hatchlings make their way into the ocean, depending on the time of year.