Cape Verde, Cape Verde
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Cape Verde, Cape Verde

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Created: Thursday, September 29, 2022 - Departure: Thursday, December 1, 2022
price per person From
626 €
Based on 2 adults

About the city

Cape Verde is an island country spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean. Located 570 kilometres (350 mi) off the coast of West Africa, the islands cover a combined area of slightly over 4,000 square kilometres (1,500 sq mi). The Cape Verde archipelago was uninhabited until the 15th century, when Portuguese explorers discovered and colonized the islands, establishing the first European settlement in the tropics. Ideally located for the Atlantic slave trade, the islands grew prosperous throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, attracting merchants, privateers, and pirates. The end of slavery in the 19th century led to economic decline and emigration. Cape Verde gradually recovered as an important commercial center and stopover for shipping routes. Incorporated as an overseas department of Portugal in 1951, the islands continued to agitate for independence, which was peacefully achieved in 1975. Since the early 1990s, Cape Verde has been a stable representative democracy, and remains one of the most developed and democratic countries in Africa. Lacking natural resources, its developing economy is mostly service-oriented, with a growing focus on tourism and foreign investment. Its population of around 512,000 is mostly of mixed European and sub-Saharan African heritage, and predominantly Roman Catholic, reflecting the legacy of Portuguese rule. A sizeable diaspora community exists across the world, slightly outnumbering inhabitants on the islands. Historically, the name "Cape Verde" has been used in English for the archipelago and, since independence in 1975, for the country. In 2013, the Cape Verdean government determined that the Portuguese designation Cabo Verde would henceforth be used for official purposes, such as at the United Nations, even in English contexts. Cape Verde is a member of the African Union.
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Created: Thursday, September 29, 2022 - Departure: Thursday, December 1, 2022
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01 Dec

Transport from Lisbon to Cape Verde

Departure
TACV
TACV TACV - VR611
15:00 - Lisbon, Lisboa Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)
18:10 - Sao Vicente Island, Sao Pedro (VXE) Alternative airport
0 PC Nonstop
Flight: VR611
Cabin Class: Economy
01 Dec

Accomodation

7 Nights
Pestana Trópico - Ocean & City Hotel
80%
At 123.3 km from the center BED AND BREAKFAST Prainha, Cidade Da Praia, Praia CP413 Standard pool view
With a stay at Pestana Trópico - Ocean & City Hotel in Praia, you'll be on the boardwalk, just a 3-minute walk from Prainha Beach and 10 minutes by foot from Quebra Canela. This 4-star hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Dona Maria Pia Lighthouse and 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Estadio da Varzea. Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as an outdoor pool or take in the view from a terrace and a garden. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting (surcharge). Make yourself at home in one of the 93 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature rainfall showerheads and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include phones, as well as laptop-compatible safes and desks.
08 Dec

Transport from Cape Verde to Lisbon

Return
TACV
TACV TACV - VR606
08:55 - Praia, Santiago Island, Praia International Airport (RAI)
14:00 - Lisbon, Lisboa Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)
0 PC Nonstop
Flight: VR606
Cabin Class: Economy
price per person From
626 €
Based on 2 adults
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