Cape Verde Islands: The Bradt Travel Guide

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Adrift in the Atlantic Ocean, one of the attractions of the Cape Verde Islands is the watersports; surfing, windsurfing, diving, and fishing. Travelers are also lured to the islands by the promise of scenic hikes around the dramatic terrain of these volcanic outcrops, including the climb up the Pico de Fogo volcanic cone. Many off-the-beaten-track highlights are provided to help explorers discover the hidden treasures of this magical archipelago, from beautiful bays with whaling history and beaches teeming with ...

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Overview

Adrift in the Atlantic Ocean, one of the attractions of the Cape Verde Islands is the watersports; surfing, windsurfing, diving, and fishing. Travelers are also lured to the islands by the promise of scenic hikes around the dramatic terrain of these volcanic outcrops, including the climb up the Pico de Fogo volcanic cone. Many off-the-beaten-track highlights are provided to help explorers discover the hidden treasures of this magical archipelago, from beautiful bays with whaling history and beaches teeming with turtles to botanical gardens and cobbled paths leading to summits high above sea level.

Features include:
>How to get there, where to stay, and specialty restaurants
>Local culture, including music, customs, and history
>Detailed hiking routes for all levels of experience
>Maps and town plans of key areas of the islands

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841621029
  • Publisher: Bradt Publications UK
  • Publication date: 5/1/2006
  • Series: Bradt Travel Guide
  • Edition description: Third
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Aisling Irwin and Colum Wilson have extensive expedition experience in Africa and the Middle East; they are currently based in Zambia. Aisling is an award-winning journalist and Colum is a civil engineer involved in overseas development work and health projects.

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Table of Contents

(1) Perspective (2) Practical Information (3) Health (4) Living and Working in Cape Verde (5) Sal (6) Boavista (7) Santiago (8) Maio (9) Fogo (10) Brava (11) São Vicente (12) Santo Antão (13) São Nicolau (14) Language (15) Further Reading

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