Cape Verde is made up of 10 islands and is located in the Atlantic Ocean off the West Coast of Africa. Not many people can point the country out on a map but its very easy to get to and there are pristine beaches which will leave a lasting impression.
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Due to the remote location of Cape Verde you will need to book flights in advance to get the best deals, there are special offers on throughout the year so keep an eye out for this. Most international flights arrive into Sal, Santiago, Boa Vista and São Vicente and from these places you can easily travel to destinations around the country by boat services.
Cape Verde was colonized by the Portuguese in the 15th century and there are still old colonial buildings and architecture to see. You can expect local people to be very friendly especially if you learn some basic Portuguese phrases, There are large luxury resorts and also budget accommodation available all year round.
This is also a very safe country to visit on a holiday as there are very low rates of crime.