Mindelo, São Vicente - Cape Verde

Perhaps you have made the experience that the rougher the land the friendlier its inhabitants. Cape Verde is such a place. The land, basically the tops of oceanic volcanoes, is hostile and for a good reason was uninhabited until the Portuguese settled on it in the 16th century: Cape Verde has almost no natural water resources. But the rough living conditions have made the Cape Verdeans very friendly and hospitable. The mix of African and European cultures made them tolerant and is enriching for Cape Verdean music and art. All this makes this tiny archipelago on the Western tip of Africa, that many people haven’t even heard of, a worthwhile travel destination. This video is not a travel guide. We give eight reasons why we love Cape Verde. We hope we can inspire you to put Cape Verde on your travel wish list.

Read Michelle’s Blog, The Many Colors of Cape Verde for more information about this incredibly colorful and vibrant land of No Stress!

In this video of our series Best Sailing Destinations we give our personal 8 reasons to love Cape Verde, especially Sao Vicente and Mindelo. It is not a traveling guide, rather a personal declaration of love to this small African country that - we hope - will inspire you to travel there one day.