A short distance from of Europe, Cape Verde, a former Portuguese colony is as an inspiring holiday destination for those seeking something different.
The nine islands have their own individual character and unique musical culture, with plenty of opportunities for relaxation.
The island of Sal, with its long white sandy beaches, is popular with European beach and water sports enthusiasts.
The main tourist town is Santa Maria, is also a surfing destination. The music of the islands also adds to Cape Verde's character
Apart from beaches, the islands also offer impressive mountains, volcanoes, delicious seafood and an interesting African/Portuguese cultural mix.
Cape Verde remains slow, unsophisticated and secure.