The Cape Verde islands are in the middle of the Atlantic, approximately 600km due west of Senegal and a two-hour flight south of the Canary Islands. Cape Verde comprises 10 islands, 9 of which are inhabited, together with a number of small islets. The flight time from much of Europe is between six and seven hours.
The islands vary considerably in character, from sandy desert plains to lush green valleys and mountains. Cape Verde provides the visitor with superb beaches, comparable with the Caribbean or the Seychelles, but within a much shorter flight time from Europe.
The country is self governing, having once been a Portuguese colony.
The inhabited islands are…..