Hiya vacationers I do not find out about you but when there’s a place the place we want to be now it’s Cape Verde. It has been in our journey desires for some time in order that in the present day we’re supplying you with an exquisite article written by Luca and Bea, authors of the journey weblog ViaggiareVerde.it and who at the moment are in Honduras the place they went with a one-way ticket!
What to see in Cape Verde: Sal and Maio island
There are such a lot of explanation why we suggest you to go to Cape Verde; with its primarily desert landscapes that meet a turquoise coloured sea, and an area inhabitants at all times able to smile and assist you, throughout your journey you’ll expertise sensations that you’ll hardly overlook. Made up of 10 islands of volcanic origin, the archipelago is made up of the leeward islands, which embrace Santiago, Maio, Fogo and Brava, and the windward islands, specifically Sal, Boa Vista, Santo Antão, São Vicente, São Nicolau and Santa Luzia; due to a pleasing local weather all year long and frequent flights, Cape Verde is a very attention-grabbing vacation spot simply accessible from Italy.
On this article we’ve determined to introduce you to the islands of Sal and Maio, so as to present you two utterly completely different faces of this nation.
Sal is definitely probably the most developed and visited vacationer island of the entire archipelago; regardless of the quite a few villages on the island, our recommendation is to hire a small condominium so as to get in contact with native life and consequently with the true Sal. Town of Santa Maria, situated within the excessive south of the island, is the place the place vacationers are most concentrated and it’s in reality right here that there are quite a few typical eating places (such because the attribute Restaurante Compad ) the place you’ll be able to style the native specialties, good locations the place you’ll be able to hearken to dwell reggae music whereas sipping a refreshing drink, and quite a few retailers the place you should purchase some souvenirs (however watch out to decide on actual native handicrafts given the big variety of artifacts made elsewhere in industrial method).
If you’re a lover of water sports activities comparable to browsing, kitesurfing and the like, Sal is ready to give you all the things you might want to have enjoyable; In reality, on its seashores you can see a number of faculties that present the required gear and provides classes even for inexperienced persons.
Lastly, if you wish to see a bit glimpse of native life, take a journey on the well-known pier The Pier, the place day-after-day the fishermen and their wives clear and promote the freshly caught fish whereas the youngsters have enjoyable with improvised hand traces.
In contrast to Sal, which attracts 1000’s of vacationers yearly, the island of Maio, the place tourism appears to be nonetheless in its infancy, will shock you with its simplicity due to the wild landscapes and its at all times smiling inhabitants who will make you are feeling welcome. We lived on the island of Maio for a month and we have been in a position to observe it and fall in love with it slowly day-after-day; it’s an island to dwell with the proper predisposition because the comforts are lowered to a minimal in favor of a real expertise during which you’ll come into contact with the habits and customs of a really completely different inhabitants from ours. Right here you’ll NOT discover mega vacationer villages however modest buildings, primarily family-run, and quite a few flats for each price range.
The principle heart is Villa do Maio (or Porto Inglés) the place each the pier and the very small airport of the island are situated; on this full of life village you should have the chance to e-book boat journeys (the island is way appreciated by vacationers who love fishing) and guided quad excursions that may take you across the island and take you to find the quite a few villages and delightful seashores that encompass it.
And what would you select? A developed and full of life island like Sal or the quiet and genuine Maio?