With festivals galore, music, literature, and arts and crafts to explore, Cape Verde really is something special. The islanders make pottery, crocheted blankets, batik, woven baskets, and tapestries to delight any avid shopper. Every island has a different feel for a completely different experience each time. Visit Fogo, the island that still has an active volcano, for hiking and horse riding. Get away from it all on Brava and Sao Nicalou, hike to your heart’s content on Santo Antao, climb up Mt Verde on Soa Vicente for incredible views or explore the beautiful beaches of Sal and Boa Vista. Santiago Island, the largest of the group, has mountain ranges, dry valleys, gorgeous vegetation, sandy beaches and beautiful resorts, and the capital, Praia. There is so much to see and do on the islands, from game fishing and canyoning to watersports and kite surfing, and with a buzzing nightlife in the bigger cities you won’t want to come home.