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Cape Verde is a 'hidden Caribbean'

26 January 2009 07:38

Cape Verde is a 'hidden Caribbean'

Lonely Planet author David Else has said that the north Atlantic archipelago of Cape Verde is like a "hidden Caribbean" thanks to its favourable climate and stunning landscape.

The writer also said the island group's unique mixture of Portuguese, African and Brazilian culture makes it a sure-fire hit among adventurous holidaymakers.

He noted that Cape Verde was virtually unheard of by most British travellers as recently as a decade ago, but its year-round sunny climate has now cemented its status as an ideal holiday spot.

"People are discovering … a set of islands which is as near as Gambia, but offer a mix of Portuguese, African and Brazilian style atmosphere," Mr Else explained. "It's been described as the hidden Caribbean."

He added: "You can go at any time [of the year]. In the northern hemisphere it is hotter, but because it is a series of islands it's by the ocean - so you don't get extremes of temperature." ADNFCR-1320-ID-18871965-ADNFCR