Mix and traditions

African, Portuguese, and Brazilian influences that is evident in everything from the music and dance to the visual arts and crafts

Art and Culture

Cape Verde's art and culture is a vibrant tapestry woven from the threads of its rich history.  The archipelago was uninhabited until the 15th century when the Portuguese arrived, bringing with them European influences. 

African slaves were also brought to the islands, adding their own cultural traditions to the mix.  The result is a unique blend of African, Portuguese, and Brazilian influences that is evident in everything from the music and dance to the visual arts and crafts.

MUSIC AND DANCE

Music is the soul of Cape Verdean culture.  The most famous genre is morna, a melancholic and soulful style of music that is often compared to the Portuguese fado.

Other popular genres include coladera, a more upbeat and danceable style, and batuke, a fast-paced and energetic music with strong African roots.

Dance is an integral part of Cape Verdean music.  The most popular dances are the slow and sensual morna and the more lively coladera.  Dancing is a social activity in Cape Verde, and it is common to see people of all ages dancing together at celebrations and festivals. 

Visual Arts

The visual arts of Cape Verde are characterized by their bold colors and geometric patterns.  Traditional paintings often depict scenes of everyday life, such as women grinding corn or men fishing. 

Textile arts are also popular in Cape Verde, and women on the islands are known for their skill in weaving colorful blankets and rugs.

Crafts

Cape Verde is a great place to find unique souvenirs.  Popular crafts include pottery, basket weaving, and jewelry making.  These crafts are often made from locally-sourced materials, such as clay, straw, and seashells.

Literature

Cape Verde has a rich literary tradition.  The most famous Cape Verdean writer is Baltasar Lopes da Silva, who is known for his novels and poems that explore the themes of colonialism and identity.  Other notable Cape Verdean writers include Manuel Lopes and Germano Almeida.

Festivals

Cape Verdeans love to celebrate, and there are festivals throughout the year.  The most famous festival is Carnival, which is held just before Lent.  Carnival is a time for feasting, music, and dancing.  Other popular festivals include the Feast of St. John the Baptist, which is celebrated on June 24th, and the Independence Day celebrations, which are held on July 5th.

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  • LURA

    LURA 99 € PER NIGHT/2 Pers.
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  • Morna

    MORNA 108 € PER NIGHT/2 Pers.
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  • Ildo Lobo

    ILDO LOBO 104 € PER NIGHT/2 Pers.
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    SUZANNA 100 € PER NIGHT/2 Pers.
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  • Tito Paris

    TITO PARIS 104 € PER NIGHT/2 Pers.
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  • Santa Maria

    SANTA MARIA 104 € PER NIGHT/2 Pers.
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  • Sal

    SAL 108 € PER NIGHT/2 Pers.
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  • Cabo Verde

    CABO VERDE 104 € PER NIGHT/2 Pers.
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  • Batuque

    BATUQUE 108 € PER NIGHT/2 Pers.
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  • LURA

    LURA 86 € PER NIGHT/2 Pers.
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  • Morna

    MORNA 94 € PER NIGHT/2 Pers.
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  • Ildo Lobo

    ILDO LOBO 90 € PER NIGHT/2 Pers.
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  • Suzanna

    SUZANNA 87 € PER NIGHT/2 Pers.
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  • Tito Paris

    TITO PARIS 90 € PER NIGHT/2 Pers.
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  • Santa Maria

    SANTA MARIA 90 € PER NIGHT/2 Pers.
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  • Sal

    SAL 94 € PER NIGHT/2 Pers.
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  • Cabo Verde

    CABO VERDE 90 € PER NIGHT/2 Pers.
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  • Batuque

    BATUQUE 94 € PER NIGHT/2 Pers.
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THINGS TO DO ON SAL ISLAND IN CAPE VERDE

Cape Verde is much more than just a vacation destination: it's a world waiting to be discovered, a place where time seems to stand still, and where the warm welcome of its inhabitants will make you feel at home from the very first moment.