Cape Verde Highlights
Important cities: Praia, Mindelo, Cidade Velha, Espargos, Assomada, Santa Maria, Sao Filipe
Currency: Cape Verdean escudo (CVE)
Visa policy: Link
Area: 4,033 km2
Languages: Portuguese and recognised national languages Cape Verdean Creole
Mobile Phone: Cabo Verde Telecom and T+ Mobile are the major cell phone networks.
Country code: +238
Electricity: 220V, 50Hz
Internet TLD: .cv
Time Zone: UTC−1
Sources: Lonely Planet, Wikipedia, Wikitravel
Description: Cape Verde’s climate is tropical, with a warm, dry summer. As a part of the greater Sahel region of Africa precipitation is meager and falls between the months of June to February, peaking in September. Some islands see almost no rain, these are Sal, Boa Vista and Maio; these are arid. The islands with the most rain fall are Santiago, Fogo and Santo Antao, but are nonetheless semi-arid.
When should you go: For any aquatic outdoor activities, adventurers should go from December to February. The period from October to May is ideal to visit the country.