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. Check out our many blogs and videos that describe our impressions of this amazing sailing destination.

The Many Colors of Cape Verde (Jan. 5 – 31, 2019)

Final Prep for Atlantic Crossing (Feb. 1-7, 2019)