Kapverden entdecken: Inselhopping im Atlantischen Ozean

Discover Cape Verde: Island hopping in the Atlantic Ocean

Hey dear travel enthusiasts and adventurers!

Today we have something very special for you: The fascinating Cape Verde Islands! As you know, at Draymanstreet we not only write about breathtaking places, but also offer unforgettable experiences and activities. That's why we're happy to announce that we now have some really exciting and exclusive adventures in Cape Verde in our program!

However, before we go into detail and tell you about our exciting offers, we would like to give you a brief overview of the different islands of Cape Verde. Each island has its own charm and character, so you're sure to find the perfect island for your individual preferences. So buckle up, let's dive into the wonderful world of Cape Verde together and find out what adventure awaits you there!

Cape Verde consists of 10 main islands and a few smaller islets located approximately 570 kilometers off the west coast of Africa. Each island has its own charm and I will give you a brief overview to give you a taste of this fascinating archipelago.

  1. Sal: The island of sun and sea Sal is a paradise for beach lovers and water sports enthusiasts. It offers miles of white sandy beaches, turquoise water and an impressive underwater world. Santa Maria is the heart of the action and has a lively atmosphere with restaurants, bars and shops. Don't forget to visit the Pedra de Lume salt pans - the floating salt pans are a unique experience!
  2. Boa Vista: Dunes, Turtles and Relaxation Boa Vista is the easternmost island in Cape Verde and is known for its stunning dune landscapes and pristine beaches. Here you can watch turtles nesting or just enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. For those interested in culture, a visit to the capital Sal Rei, which impresses with its colonial architecture and local handicrafts, is worthwhile.
  3. São Vicente: culture, music and liveliness São Vicente is the island of music, art and culture. The capital Mindelo is known as the cultural center of the Cape Verde Islands and attracts with a vibrant nightlife, music festivals and fascinating museums. Don't miss the annual carnival festival in February - it's quite a spectacle!
  4. Santo Antão: Hiking, breathtaking landscapes and charm Santo Antão is a paradise for hikers and nature lovers. The island offers breathtaking landscapes with steep cliffs, green valleys and picturesque villages. The famous hike along the Ribeira de Torre and climbing the Tope de Coroa are just two of the countless opportunities this island has to offer.
  5. Fogo: Volcanoes, Wine and Adventure Fogo is the island of fire and is home to the impressive Pico do Fogo volcano. You can climb the volcano and admire the spectacular lunar landscape. Fogo is also known for its wine - don't forget to pick up a bottle of the famous Fogo wine as a souvenir.
  6. Santiago: The largest island with heritage and history Santiago is the largest island in Cape Verde and offers a mix of history, culture and natural beauty. The capital Praia is the economic and political center of the country. Visit the historic city of Cidade Velha, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and believed to be the first European settlement on the African continent. The island is also rich in magnificent beaches, impressive mountain ranges and fertile valleys.
  7. Maio: Tranquility, Beaches and Nature Maio is a small, peaceful island perfect for travelers looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Here you will find pristine beaches, crystal clear water and fascinating nature reserves that invite you to take relaxing walks. The capital, Vila do Maio, is a charming little town with colorful houses and a friendly, local feel.
  8. São Nicolau: authenticity, mountains and fishing villages São Nicolau is a picturesque island with an impressive mountain landscape that invites hiking and exploring. The island has retained its authentic charm and offers a glimpse of traditional Cape Verdean life. Visit the quaint fishing villages of Tarrafal and Ribeira Brava for a taste of local culture and hospitality.
  9. Brava: The Flower Island and its hospitable residents Brava is often referred to as the Flower Island as it is blessed with lush vegetation and a variety of flower species. Small but very charming, the island offers secluded coves, fascinating hiking trails and hospitable locals who will give you a warm welcome.
  10. Santa Luzia, Ilhéu Branco and Ilhéu Raso: Unspoiled Nature Reserves These three small islands are uninhabited and have been declared nature reserves to protect the unique flora and fauna of Cape Verde. They are difficult to access, but a visit is an unforgettable experience for nature lovers and adventurers looking for the unusual.

The Cape Verde Islands offer an incredible variety of landscapes, cultures and activities. Whether you are looking for relaxation, adventure or cultural experiences, you are guaranteed to find something here. At Draymanstreet we want to help you make your holiday unforgettable and get the most out of your time in Cape Verde.

Whether you are already on one of the islands or planning your trip, we have a range of exciting activities to look forward to:

  1. Guided Island Tours: Discover the main attractions and hidden gems of each island with our personalized and guided island tours. Let our experienced guides immerse you in local culture, history and nature.

  2. Hiking tours: Explore the impressive landscapes of islands such as Santo Antão, São Nicolau or Fogo with our organized hikes, accompanied by experienced local guides. Enjoy breathtaking views and connect with nature.

  3. Water sports activities: Are you looking for thrills and adrenaline? We offer various water sports such as surfing, kite surfing, windsurfing, diving and snorkeling on the beautiful beaches of Sal, Boa Vista and Maio.

  4. Sailing tours and island hopping: Discover the diversity of the Cape Verde Islands on board our comfortable sailing yachts. Enjoy relaxing days on the water, visit secluded bays and explore the unspoilt nature of the smaller islands.

  5. Cultural Experiences: Take part in our cultural events that will bring you closer to the rich heritage of Cape Verde. Visit music festivals, art exhibitions and local markets for an authentic insight into local life.

  6. Ecotourism and Conservation: Get involved in sustainable projects such as observing and protecting sea turtles on Boa Vista or participating in environmental education activities and reforestation projects.

  7. Culinary Experiences: Broaden your culinary horizons by attending our cooking classes or enjoying a wine tasting on Fogo Island. Get to know the local cuisine and discover new flavors.

We hope these activities inspire you and help make your stay in Cape Verde an unforgettable experience. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like more information about our offers. We look forward to making your trip a dream vacation!

Your Drayman Street team

Back to blog