And they lived happily ever after: the best islands for an unforgettable honeymoon in Cabo Verde
With paradisiacal beaches, breathtaking landscapes, and a romantic atmosphere, the archipelago of Cape Verde is a true paradise for honeymooning couples seeking a special place to celebrate their love.
Its islands offer a unique blend of natural beauty, beaches, history and culture making them the perfect choice for newlyweds. From candlelit dinners under starry skies to dramatic mountains and warm beaches, Cape Verde has all the ingredients for a romantic and unforgettable honeymoon.
Island of Sal: beach, romance and moments for two
With its white sand beaches and turquoise sea, this island is the perfect destination for couples in search of a romantic beach getaway.
In addition to its stunning natural beauty, Sal Island offers a variety of activities for honeymooning couples.
A catamaran ride along the coast of Sal Island with views of cliffs and beaches is a breathtaking experience.
It's the perfect opportunity to take in the scenery, observe marine life or go snorkeling.
Sal Island is known for its quality spa treatments which include local ingredients such as sea salt and coconut oil.
Enjoying candlelit dinners at one of the island's many restaurants overlooking the ocean while savoring local cuisine such as fresh fish and seafood accompanied by fine wine is an excellent bonding activity for two.
At night, you can enjoy an incredible view of starry skies. Heading to the beach or climbing up to your hotel terrace will give you a chance to appreciate the beauty of Milky Way - it’s a perfectly romantic moment.
Island of May: the magic of love on the most romantic island.
With its deserted beaches and tranquil atmosphere, the island of Maio is perfect for couples looking to relax and spend some quality time together.
The island offers a variety of exclusive accommodation options, such as beach bungalows and rustic houses with ocean views.
There are also plenty of activities for couples to enjoy together.
Take in the beauty of Maio's untouched nature and stunning beaches by diving into crystal clear waters, swimming with colorful fish, and soaking up the sun.
Experience unforgettable walks at sunrise or sunset along the island's ecological trails that offer breathtaking views of the ocean and lush greenery.
Romantic beach dinners
Book a private dinner on the beach serenaded by waves crashing against the shore and sea breeze blowing through your hair.
Due to minimal artificial lighting on Maio Island, it's an ideal destination for stargazing enthusiasts.
Exploring Maio's underwater world with its diverse coral reefs and marine life is an exhilarating experience that can be safely enjoyed even by beginners.
Island of Fire: a captivating destination for nature lovers
With its unique volcanic landscape and cool climate, Fogo Island is an ideal destination for couples looking to explore nature together.
Climbing the volcano
Fogo Island is known for its impressive volcano, which offers privileged views of the ocean and landscapes on a walk.
Experiencing local cuisine in a romantic restaurant overlooking the ocean and volcano, tasting dishes that include fresh fish, tropical fruits, and locally grown vegetables.
Black sand beaches
Black sand beaches are a unique attraction on this island and offer a romantic and picturesque environment for walks, sunbathing, and moments together.
A boat tour around the island is a great way to appreciate the stunning landscapes of the coast and volcanoes while enjoying pleasant weather.
The island offers a unique experience of tasting famous Fogo wine in front of stunning island scenery.
Santo Antão Island: for couples looking for adventure
With its lush green mountains and incredible trails, Santo Antão is a true paradise for honeymoon couples and adventurers who want to explore the island together.
Moreover, the island offers exclusive accommodations in eco lodges and traditional houses that give an authentic touch to your stay.
Famous for its scenic trails offering majestic views of the entire island, hikes can be accompanied by local guides and are a great way to explore the island's nature;
Santo Antão has many viewpoints with panoramic views of the island and ocean, perfect for romantic dates;
A local cane sugar brandy that can be tasted at one of the local producers;
The Island of Santo Antão in Cape Verde is known for its spectacular landscapes, majestic mountains, and incredible beaches.
The most well-known beaches are:
Tarrafal de Monte Trigo Beach: This is one of the most known and visited beaches in Santo Antão. It's a golden sand beach, with calm waters and beautiful mountainous landscapes in the background. Tarrafal is a picturesque fishing village, and the beach is a great spot for swimming and relaxing.
Ponta do Sol Beach: The Beach of Ponta do Sol is one of the main towns of Santo Antão and has a beautiful black sand beach. Beyond the beach, the town itself is charming with its narrow streets and welcoming atmosphere.
Cova de Paúl Beach: This beach isn't only known for its clear waters and dark sand but also for the impressive landscape that surrounds it. The area of Cova de Paúl is a spectacular valley between mountains, where it's possible to go hiking.
Renting a bike and taking a ride around the island while enjoying the scenery and pleasant climate is an excellent way to connect with nature while enjoying time together.
Whatever island you choose, one thing is certain - Cape Verde provides plenty of opportunities for good memories as a couple.
Morna - more than just a musical genre
"Morna" is a musical genre characteristic of Cape Verde that emerged from Cape Verde's historical and cultural experiences.
It is often characterized by melancholic melodies, poetic lyrics, and gentle rhythms. Morna touches on a range of topics, but is especially known for its emotional depictions of love, longing, and nostalgia.
It is deeply rooted in the culture and daily life of the archipelago. In 2019, UNESCO recognized morna as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, highlighting its importance as an artistic and cultural expression that exalts human feelings, especially love and longing.
Morna is much more than just a musical genre; it is an expression of profound human emotions, a unique cultural manifestation, and a link between generations. The inclusion of morna in the list of Intangible Heritage of Humanity recognizes its artistic and cultural value and underscores its ability to unite people through shared emotions and experiences.
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.
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