Cape Verde

Cape Verde

Paperback Bradt Travel Guide

By (author) Murray Stewart, By (author) Aisling Irwin, By (author) Colum Wilson

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  • Publisher: BRADT TRAVEL GUIDES
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 214mm x 20mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 19 August 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Buckinghamshire
  • ISBN 10: 1841624950
  • ISBN 13: 9781841624952
  • Edition: 6, Revised
  • Edition statement: 6th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (colour), maps (colour)
  • Sales rank: 139,925

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Diverse and fascinating, the Cape Verde islands offer idyllic beaches but also the unique culture and traditions of their soulful inhabitants. Bradt's Cape Verde remains the preeminent guide.

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Murray Stewart has a passion for travel and writing and is the updater of the seventh edition of Bradt's North Cyprus.

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'The only travel guide in English is the excellent and up-to-date Bradt Travel guide.' The Guardian 'Reliable and well researched.' The Bookseller

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An archipelago of ten islands and five islets, Cape Verde is a landscape of extraordinary geologicaland cultural contrasts. Wander among the elegant sobrado buildings of Sao Filipe or embrace thecountry's rich music scene on Sao Vicente, home of the famous Carnival. Dive among five shipwrecksites on Sal alongside turtles and manta rays or head to Santiago for Cape Verde's most importanthistorical site: the 500-year-old UNESCO-listed city of Cidade Velha. Fully updated in its sixth edition and packed with practical information on accommodation, eatingand transport as well as the best beaches and hiking, Bradt's Cape Verde is the ideal guide tohelp you discover these beautiful islands and their Caboverdeanidade the essence of Cape Verde. . Trek the rim of Fogo's volcanic crater. Explore the lush ribeiras of Santo Antao. Spot a spectacular range of bird and marine life, including rare endemics. Sample fiery grogue from local distilleries. Catch a wave, dive or windsurf along Cape Verde's extensive coastline"

Table of contents

Introduction ixPART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION 1Chapter 1 Background Information 3Geography and climate 3, Natural history and conservation5, History 10, Government and politics 27, Economy 28,People 32, Language 36, Religion 36, Education 37, Culture37Chapter 2 P ractical Information 48When to visit 48, Highlights 48, Suggested itineraries53, Tour operators 54, Red tape 55, Getting there andaway 57, Health 60, Safety 67, Focus on specific groups68, What to take 69, Money 70, Budgeting 71, Gettingaround 71, Accommodation 76, Eating and drinking 77,Public holidays and festivals 79, Shopping 80, Arts andentertainment 80, Media and communications 81, Culturaletiquette 82, Travelling positively 83, Living and Workingin Cape Verde 85, Investing in Cape Verde 88PART TWO THE GUIDE 93Chapter 3 Sal 94Highlights 94, Lowlights 95, Background information 95,Getting there and away 99, Getting around 102, Where tostay and eat 103, Activities 103, Espargos 110, Santa Mariadas Dores 112, Other places to visit 126, Hikes 130Chapter 4 Boavista 132Highlights and lowlights 132, Background information133, Getting there and away 140, Getting around 141,Where to stay and eat 142, Activities 142, Sal Rei 147,Other places to visit 154, Hikes 159Chapter 5 Santiago 162Highlights and lowlights 163, Background information 163,Getting there and away 165, Getting around 167, Where tostay and eat 167, Activities 168, Praia 170, Cidade Velha179, Sao Domingos 184, Assomada 185, Serra Malagueta188, Tarrafal 189, Other places to visit 191, Hikes 193Chapter 6 Maio 200Highlights and lowlights 200, Background information201, Getting there and away 204, Getting around 204,Where to stay 205, Activities 205, Cidade de Porto Ingles(Vila do Maio) 206, Other places to visit 212Chapter 7 Fogo 215Highlights and lowlights 215, Background information216, Getting there and away 220, Getting around 221,Where to stay and eat 221, Activities 222, Sao Filipe 223,Cha das Caldeiras 229, Mosteiros 233, Other places to visit234, Hikes 234Chapter 8 Brava 239Highlights and lowlights 239, Background information240, Getting there and away 243, Getting around 244,Where to stay 244, Activities 244, Furna 244, Vila NovaSintra 245, Faja d'Agua 248, Other places to visit 249,Drives 250, Hikes 251Chapter 9 Sao Vicente 260Highlights and lowlights 260, Background information261, Getting there and away 265, Getting around 266,Where to stay and eat 266, Activities 266, Mindelo 269,Other places to visit 278Chapter 10 Santo Antao 283Highlights and lowlights 283, Background information285, Getting there and away 287, Getting around 288,Where to stay 289, Activities 289, The East 290, The West305, Hikes 308Chapter 11 Sao Nicolau 319Highlights and lowlights 319, Background information321, Getting there and away 324, Getting around 325,Where to stay 326, Activities 326, Ribeira Brava 328,Around Ribeira Brava 331, Tarrafal 331, North of Tarrafal333, South of Ribeira Brava 334, The East 335, Hikes 338,Raso and Branco 341Appendix 1 Language 343Appendix 2 Further Information 352Index 357