Scenery

Chã das Caldeiras Marvelling at the blackened, otherworldly landscapes of Fogo's ancient volcanic crater.

Fajã de Agua Watching the waves crash along one of Cabo Verde's most beautiful bays.

Pedra do Lume Gazing out across the shimmering plain while soaking effortlessly in a smooth-surfaced salt bed.

Cidade Velha Feeling the clock rewind while strolling the cobblestone lanes of this 15th-century outpost.

Beaches

Praia de Santa Mónica Basking in the aquamarine waters of Boa Vista's stunning southern coastline.

São Filipe Watching the sunset from the wild black sands on Fogo.

Praia Santa Maria Being active – kayaking, kitesurfing and stand-up paddleboarding – on Sal's sun-drenched sands.

Maio Feasting on fresh seafood, followed by a loll on pristine powdery beachfront.

Hiking

Santo Antão Soaring peaks and lush valleys set the stage for spectacular outings.

Fogo Making the early-morning ascent up the perfect conical peak of Fogo's famous volcano.

Brava Trekking past abandoned villages to verdant heights overlooking the ocean.

Santiago Walking the lush trails of little visited Parque Natural Serra da Malagueta in the island's northern reaches.

Live Music

Mindelo Following the entrancing sounds of morna (a melodic, melancholic music) spilling out of lively joints just off the waterfront.

Kriol Jazz Festival Celebrating West African sounds at this celebratory three-day fest in Praia.

Tarrafal Hearing traditional drum beats in this laid-back seaside village in north Santiago.

Santa Maria Dancing to Cabo Verdean rhythms till dawn on ever-lively Sal.