The 10 islands that make up Cape Verde are of volcanic origin, and are located in central Atlantic Ocean. It doesn’t rain much and the temperature is relatively less than the rest of Africa. The official currency is Cape Verdean Escudo (CVE). Those planning to visit this island country should not miss out the opportunity to explore the popular cities Praia, Cidade da Ribeira Grande de Santiago, and Palmeira. You can get a car for rent in Cape Verde to uncover these majestic cities.
Praia is the capital of this country and is located on the island of Santiago. Even though it doesn’t thrive on tourism, there are some places worth visiting. An annual music festival is organised at the Praia de Gamboa beach. You can also visit the old fortress of Bateira which provides an unparalleled view of the ocean. The Mercado de Sucupira is also worth a visit. You can shop for some traditional items from here like clothes, recipes, etc. Therefore travelers can rent a car in Cape Verde and kick-start their trip.
Formerly known as Cidade Velha, this city is also developed on Santiago. Being listed in the World Cultural Heritage list, it has become a major tourist attraction. The fort Fortaleza Real de São Felipe, was built long ago stands as an important highlight of the city. There are other cathedrals which can be visited including The Sé Catedral and The Convento São Francisco. Also travelers should head to Nossa Senhora do Rosário church which happens to be the oldest colonial church of the world and features an elegant baptistery.
Palmeira is located on the island of Sal and is the major centre of imports and exports. The sea here is home to mind-blowing underwater caves and reefs. These caves are located 5km. north of Plameira, and you can rent a car to visit these. This city features drinking and dining spots based on Portuguese architectural designs. You can also enjoy bathing at some of the saline seas having healing powers!
If you want to travel more, you can go the city of Mindelo on the Sao Vicente Island. You can also visit the volcanic island, Fogo. The island with the most non-uniform landscape, Santo Antão, is also worth visiting. Car rental in Cape Verde is convenient for the travelers who wish to explore more in lesser time.
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