Details: Cape Verde

May 2, 2013
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GETTING THERE

The easiest access to Cape Verde is on TAP Portugal, which offers connecting flights from Newark to Praia. To travel among the islands, book flights on arrival with TACV (www.flytacv.com), the national air carrier serving all the inhabited islands except Brava and Santo Antao, which are accessible by ferry.

SANTIAGO

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel Oasis Atlantico Praiamar

Prainha, Praia

011-238-260-8440

www.oasisatlantico.com

Upscale hideaway occupying a breezy bluff on Prainha beach. Doubles from $208.

WHERE TO EAT

A Grelha

Rua Cidade Funchal, Achada Santo Antonio, Praia

011-238-262-6083

Portuguese-run restaurant renowned for its grilled tuna belly on skewers. Reserve ahead. Entrees start at $12.

WHAT TO DO

Quintal da Musica

Av Amilcar Cabral 70A, Praia

011-238-261-1679

The best spot for local music, with live acts every night. Reserve ahead.

FOGO
WHERE TO STAY

Colonial Guest House

Rua Camara Municipal, Sao Filipe

011- 238-991-4566

www.thecolonialguesthouse.com

Beautifully renovated colonial mansion. Doubles from $109.

WHERE TO EAT

Tortuga

Praia Nossa Senhora da Encarnacao, Sao Filipe

011-238-994-1512

www.tortuga-fogo.eu

Beachfront B&B whose Italian owner cooks up creative seafood dishes based on his father’s old recipes. Three-course meals $19.

WHAT TO DO

Dja’r Fogo

Sao Filipe

011-238-991-9713

Art gallery-cafe serving artisanal coffee from the owner’s family plantation, which has been growing the crop since 1874.

Zebra Travel

www.zebratravel.net

Visit Cha das Caldeiras, climb Pico Grande volcano or a do a day trip around the island.

SAO VICENTE/MINDELO
WHERE TO STAY

Casa Colonial

Rua 24 De Setembro, Mindelo

011-238-999-5350

www.casacolonial.info

Boutique guesthouse inside a restored colonial home. Doubles from $85.

WHERE TO EAT

La Bodeguita de Mindelo

Travessa do Cadamostro, Mindelo

Cool little bodega with excellent Caribbean and Cape Verdean fare. Entrees from $11.

WHAT TO DO

Sabura Adventures

Rua Angola 61-A, Mindelo

011-238-977-5681

www.sabura-adventures.com

Tour agency with a range of offerings, such as culinary and dance workshops, watersports, trekking, horseback riding and off-road adventures. Half-day tours start at $33 per person.

SANTO ANTAO
WHERE TO STAY

Aldeia Jerome

Vila das Pombas

011-238-223-2173

www.aldeiajerome.it.gg

Garden hideaway with colorful rooms in two buildings. Doubles from $42 .

WHERE TO EAT

Pizzeria Ti Lello

Vila das Pombas

Italian-run restaurant across from the beach, serving the island’s best pizzas from $4.

WHAT TO DO

Trapiche Ildo Benros

Vila das Pombas

Tour this family-run distillery, which has been making grogue for generations using the 400-year-old trapiche, a machine for juicing sugarcane. Daily 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., $1.

A.M.

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