Cabo Verde can be a challenging place to get around for travellers with disabilities. Potholed and unpaved roads, lack of curb cuts, and a lack of lifts are among the most obvious problems. Very few guesthouses are accessible, with bathroom doorways that may be difficult to squeeze a wheelchair into. Public transport – which means vans here – gets quite crowded and taxis are of the small sedan type. Getting on ferries is another challenge, often involving negotiating a narrow gangway from dock to boat.

That said, Cabo Verdeans do their best to accommodate visitors with disabilities. You can hire vans for day trips around Santo Antão, Fogo and Brava, and these are often available on other islands as well. The most accessible place for visitors is Santa Maria on Sal. Some of the resorts there have accessible rooms.

Other accommodations with accessible rooms include the following:

Accessible Travel Guide

Download Lonely Planet's free Accessible Travel guide from http://lptravel.to/AccessibleTravel.