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Family holidays with children in Cape Verde - attractions and entertainment

What makes a vacation in Cape Verde so pleasant? First of all, it is important to mention the local weather. The average temperature is 25°C. The period from August to October is considered the most comfortable time to visit the islands. Vacationers can swim and enjoy beach recreation or they can visit other Cape Verde islands and explore them. Sal Island is one of the most popular tourist destinations. It feels like there are more tourists than locals in Sal. Besides that, there are many hotels suitable for families with children. However, the beach with clean golden sand is the biggest natural landmark of Sal. In order to see truly beautiful nature, tourists need to visit such islands as Santiago, Brava, Fogo, Sao Nicolau, and Sao Vicente. Sal is the most comfortable place to stay though. By the way, parents with small children may find it interesting to ride in a boat with the transparent bottom. This is an exciting and safe way to see the beautiful underwater world of the region.
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Santa Maria in Sal Island is one of the best destinations for vacationers with children. There is a several-kilometer-long beach, the width of which is roughly one hundred meters. As the beach is so big, it became possible to build many hotels close to the ocean. There are many hotels in this part of the island: numerous hotels by Rio and some properties by Morabeza, Belorizonte, and Djadsal. Each of these hotels has a well-developed infrastructure not only for adults but also for children. There are playgrounds, pools, and courts, but animators are usually scarce. Tourists with children may also want to stay in one of the local family-run guest houses that are usually located near the ocean shore. Finally, there are charming private villas that are perfect for all fans of true privacy and relaxation. It is not hard to find a suitable hotel from approximately a dozen, which will fit in terms of infrastructure and price.
There are usually restaurants and cafes in hotels. On the days that are free of long excursions and other activities, vacationers can simply enjoy the “all inclusive” feature with breakfasts, lunches, and dinners that are always ready at a set time. Santa Maria is located in the southern part of the island. It is not that important because the whole country is located almost at the equator, but for children, it is often important to understand that they went to the south to enjoy an ocean vacation. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Crioula Club Hotel, which is also open in Sal, is a good choice for vacationers with children. This hotel is built on the beach, so nothing separates it from the seashore. It offers free children’s beds, babysitter services, a washhouse, special swimming pool for kids, and a kids’ club that is also free. Crioula Club also has the infrastructure for windsurfing, volleyball, and other sports. Finally, there is even a motorboat to the service of hotel guests. Tourists will be pleased to find free bottled water in hotel rooms.
By the way, there is interesting and pleasant information for dads who like fishing. Underwater hunting is allowed on Sal Island. What does this mean? It’s simple: get several scuba diving lessons, rent a rifle for underwater hunting, enjoy the process, and then see the happy faces of own children upon returning with the catch. Adults can make a barbecue and cook the caught fish themselves. When children are older, it is possible to take them to the underwater hunting too. It is a mesmerizing activity that only helps to improve family bonds.
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Teenagers will find it interesting to visit Fogo Island that is also the location of a volcano with the same name. Local people use volcanic lava for everything that this solid material can be used for. They build houses and hotels and make various souvenirs that local boys always offer to tourists. Fogo is considered a green island, but its vegetation is still scarce and mostly cultivated. Local farmers grow coffee beans, grapes, and apples on this island. In Sao Filipe, the capital of Fogo Island, tourists can see an unusual beach with black sand. It is possible to reach this island by airplane, ferry, and motorboat. Because of quite a big distance between the islands, it may take many hours to reach Fogo when waves are high.
Parents with teenager children should also visit the capital island of Santiago and explore the 500-year-old Portuguese fortress, touch old cannons discovered in sunken ships and brought to the fortress to attract more tourists. On Sao Nicolau, it is interesting to see a rock with strange carvings of ancient people. The last but not the least, Brava Island is a beautiful place where vacationers can admire lush tropical flora.
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There is usually no problem with food in Cape Verde. Tourists do not need to forget about their preferences as they can eat only typical continental food if they want. Besides traditional seafood, there are restaurants that offer European and Asian cuisines. Not many fruits are cultivated on the islands, but local shops and markets offer various citrus fruits, banana, avocado, and apples. The majority of them are brought from the continent, so the choice is almost the same.
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