Morabeza is a unique concept that does not translate, can not be explained, simply ... it's felt! Visiting Cape Verde is to let yourself be enveloped by the spontaneous smile, for the kindness and gentleness of its people. More than a concept, the morabeza is an attitude towards life, which reflects the natural predisposition of the inhabitants of Cape Verde to receive in a caring and welcoming way, like nowhere else in the world.
Refuge in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Verde benefits from a privileged geographic location between the African, European and American continent. Located at the same latitude of the Caribbean, the Archipelago is 320 nautical miles off the coast of Senegal and less than 4 hours flight from America and Europe. The country has four international airports, established in the islands of Santiago, Sal, Boa Vista and São Vicente, that offer connections to Africa, America, as well as to the main cities of Europe.
The country consists of 10 islands, of which 9 are inhabited, divided into two groups. To the North, the islands of Windward. Seen in the west-East perspective, are the islands:
To the South, the islands of Sotavento. Enumerating them from east to west, we have the islands:
Cape Verde is a country of contrasts, where imposing mountains melt into plains to lose sight of, and where the green of the vegetation mingles with the brown of an almost desert landscape. The highest point of the archipelago is located on the island in Fogo and is one of the ex libris of Cape Verde tourism. The volcano rises to 2829 meters of altitude, and it is on the rugged slopes of the imposing mountain that the incomparable Fogo's wine is grown.
With the exception of the islands of Boavista, Sal and Maio, the Archipelago has a mountainous geography, marked by abrupt cliffs that give rise to pictures of rare beauty.
The landscape is composed of several species of flora, being the "Dragoeiro" tree one of the most important, given its presence in the territory from a period that preceded its discovery, by Diogo Gomes, in 1456.
There are numerous reserves and natural parks in Cape Verde, some of which are located in areas with difficult access. Among the main species of fauna are the famous ""passarinha"", raven and ""corredeira"", among many other birds that fill the skies of Cape Verde.
The beaches of Cape Verde are also the third most important of the five places in the world of spawning sea turtles, especially the caretta-caretta species. In the summer months, females go to the archipelago's beaches to spawn, a ritual that can be followed by the visitor through organized tours.
The marine fauna is another attraction of the archipelago, making it a unique place to practice diving. In addition to the turtles, other protected species, such as the dolphin or the Bossa whale, can be observed in winter, as well as beautiful coral reefs, habitat of numerous types of fish.
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