- CVE:Cape Verde Escudo
- Portuguese, although Creole is widely spoken, too
- Flight duration:
- 6 hours 15 minutes from Gatwick
- GMT -1
WHEN TO GO
Cape Verde’s a frontrunner in the temperature department – it stays steadily in the mid-twenties all year round, with July and August upping the ante to around 30°C. The wet season’s a minor-league player compared to Caribbean standards – between August and October you may see a handful of hefty rainstorms, but most are in the blink-and-you’ll-miss-them category. The horizon becomes peppered with kite-surfers in winter, when the trade winds pick up.
Average monthly temperature and rainfall for
TEMPERATURE (°C)RAINFALL (mm)
Passports and Visas
British citizens must have a valid passport to visit Cape Verde. You also need a visa, which is included in your First Choice holiday package unless you’ve only booked a flight or you’re booking within seven days of travelling. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/cape-verde/entry-requirements
For more information visit the Foreign Office website - www.fco.gov.uk/en/
Health & Safety
If you have specific medical needs, you need to consider whether the health care system in the destination you're looking at is likely to be able to meet those needs if you have any problems while you're away. Consider things like the country's state of development, level of infrastructure and its size and location. For the latest information in respect of health, safety and provision of medical facilities visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/cape-verde/health.
You should take out suitable health and medical insurance to cover you while you are in your destination.