Time to fall in love with the tranquility of Cabo Verde.
With temperatures exceeding 20 degrees all year round, Cabo Verde has sun, sea, and beaches. But it also has culture, history, and art. It's this diversity that makes the island increasingly popular among those who bring more time in their suitcases.
The archipelago is like a family and a welcoming home to those who seek it out. Those who pass through discover rare beauty in both nature and the Cabo Verdean people.
It's not just memories they take away but lifelong friends as well. Perhaps that's why many choose to put down roots here, making Cabo Verde their second home.
Santo Antão Island
With verdant valleys, an immense blue sea, and rocky landscapes, Santo Antão amazes with Ribeira Grande, Vale do Paúl, the trail of Ponta do Sol, grogue (local rum), and the delicious caldeirada de cabrito (goat stew) with beans.
Santo Antão is a place of diversity where one can jump from desert to mountain while passing through intense green landscapes where native species coexist with those brought from elsewhere.
São Vicente Island
Birthplace of Cesária Évora, São Vicente is the capital of creole music and literary movements with a great impact on Cape Verdean culture, especially the Claridade Movement.
The carnival in this location hosts the biggest celebration in the archipelago and it is also where Baía das Gatas Festival and Mindelact International Theatre Festival take place.
São Vicente is a cosmopolitan island that blends African traditions with Portuguese, Brazilian, English, and Japanese influences throughout history.
São Nicolau Island
Land of magic, legends and ancient beliefs. São Nicolau is a place where people have sweet smiles and there are medicinal sands rich in iodine and titanium that are said to be miraculous for relieving joint and bone pain.
The island of nostalgia, which saw the locals set sail for São Tomé taking with them their longing for their land, has a highly marked cultural heritage.
Its green landscapes dotted with centuries-old dragon trees are an unforgettable treat.
Flat and arid, the Island of Sal enchants with its crystal-clear beaches and tropical climate that pleases and wins over all who come here.
It's the perfect place for those looking to relax and unwind. There is sun, water sports, music, and good food. In Sal, there is life.
May is Cape Verdean culture in its raw state. Colorful and meaningful traditions are lived, and the landscapes are breathtaking.
With the Morrinho Dunes, Mount Penoso, Bitchirotcha Beach, and Porto Inglês Salt Flats serving as a backdrop for a unique discovery. And of course, turtle spawning is a landmark of visiting Maio Island.
Maio is an authentic African find in the middle of the Atlantic where daily work is done to preserve the identity of local riches so they won't be lost.
There's always a lively card game filling up tables on terraces or daily fishing that fills beaches with fresh fish.
On the largest island of Cape Verde, colonial marks are present in every corner, enchanting history lovers.
The markets are colorful and lively, with Creole music, agricultural products, typical handicrafts such as pottery and basketry.
On this island is where the highest point of Cape Verde lies, as well as the only active volcano in the archipelago. Despite its rugged appearance, it's fertile land that allows for vineyards to be grown right in the volcanic crater.
Fogo is truly unique and deserves a visit without a watch, just so you can marvel at the force of nature and the imposing presence of the volcano.
Whoever comes, stays, because Brava is a refuge. On the most floral and green island in Cape Verde, the air is scented with jasmine.
Walks are accompanied by vibrant colors and the intense chirping of birds. There are natural pools for a dive in warm and crystal-clear waters, there are unforgettable flavors and people who know how to welcome you.
With splendid vegetation that serves as a backdrop for the most beautiful and rich mornas, Brava has deeply rooted Creole culture in permanent tribute to Eugénio Tavares.
Traditional medicinal practices in Cape Verde
In Cape Verde, as in many other cultures around the world, there are traditional medicine practices that are passed down from generation to generation and are often used by older or retired individuals to maintain health and treat illnesses.
It is important to emphasize that traditional medicine does not replace evidence-based modern medicine, but it can be an integral part of a society's healthcare system.
Some traditional medicinal practices in Cape Verde include:
Use of Medicinal Plants: Many people in Cape Verde use medicinal plants to treat a variety of health conditions. Examples include the use of mint tea for digestive problems, lemon tea for colds and flu, and basil tea to relieve pain.
Herbal Baths: Herbal baths are often used as a form of purification and treatment. Specific herbs can be combined in hot water to create baths believed to have therapeutic properties.
Massage and Manipulation: Therapeutic massages and body manipulation techniques are used to relieve muscle pain and promote relaxation. Natural oils are often used to aid in the massage.
Sea Baths: Sea water is believed to have healing properties. Some people take sea baths as part of their health care regimen.
It's important to note that traditional medicinal practices can vary across different regions and communities in Cape Verde.
Explore Cabo Verde
Sun and beach, mountain trails, landscapes of a nature that so easily springs up everywhere and a wealth of customs and traditions that does not translate into any price: Cabo Verde is a paradise that rests by the sea.
With the morabeza of the people and the magic that is only found in Islands of sun and sea, this archipelago is a universe of experiences to discover.
Flavors, smells and colors permeate memories and here you can feel the warm breeze on the skin and the sweetness of life.
Getting to know a new country is synonymous with new adventures. Each country is a country. It is a different culture, with its own laws, customs, tastes and peculiarities distinct from any other part of the world.
Preparing your trip in advance can save you some challenges.
Here you can find the most frequent questions of travelers and some tips so that you can get to know the country smoothly.
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