Adrift in the Atlantic Ocean, one of the attractions of the Cape Verde islands is the watersports: surfing, windsurfing, diving and fishing. Travellers are also lured to the islands by the promise of scenic hikes around the dramatic terrain of these volcanic outcrops, including the climb up the Pico de Fogo volcanic cone. Many off-the-beaten-track highlights are provided to help explorers discover the hidden treasures of this magical archipelago, from beautiful bays with whaling history and beaches teeming with turtles to botanical gardens and cobbled paths leading to summits high above sea level.
• How to get there, where to stay and speciality restaurants
• Local culture including music, customs and history
• Detailed hiking routes for all levels of experience
• Maps and town plans of key areas of the islands
288 pages · 8 colour photos · 29 maps