Cape Verde is made up of 10 isles floating in the Atlantic Ocean, 500 kilometers off the coast of Senegal. They’re still fairly new to the travel circuit, but with their out-of-this-world beaches and lively surf, they’re quickly making a name for themselves.
Cape Verde’s most popular island is Sal, which is known for its striking, moon-like landscape. It’s dotted with colorful, cobbled towns, like Santa Maria on the southern shores, where you’ll find surf shops, traditional restaurants and a pretty square lined with al fresco cafés. The main attraction, though, is the beach, which stretches along the coast for eight kilometers.