‘Africa’

Cape Verde, the archipelago devoted to the sea

Cape Verde is a group of small islands located to the east of the African coast, which offers volcanic mountains, waters sports and beaches. It is a paradise which shares some geographical commonalities with the Canary Islands, but with less tourist density, yet still boasting a considerably high level of services. This makes it a unique tourist destination, where nature, facilities and activities are combined for the visitor, in addition to amazingly simple African traditions. But if the Cape Verde archipelago stand out for one thing in particular, it is the quantity of water sports and activities related to the…

Cape Verde, a refuge far away from mass tourism

The Cape Verde islands are yet to be discovered by most people. This archipelago off the Senegalese coast is a genuine rough diamond. Bathed in the water of the Atlantic Ocean, it boasts a tropical climate, amazing natural spots and beautiful deserted white sand beaches. Its beaches are perfect for practicing water sports and, in fact, it is well known by windsurfing and kitesurfing fanatics, with Cape Verde being one of their prime destinations. Playa de São Pedro beach is considered one of the best for windsurfing, as several world champions of this sport have demonstrated. For kitesurfing, the best…

Boa Vista – an island for sea-lovers

If you are an adventurer or a lover of tranquility and the sea, the island of Boa Vista will steal your heart. With a surface area of 620 square kilometers, this desert island has a special charm that will ensure that your trip is unforgettable. Facing the coast of Senegal, Boa Vista is the biggest island of the Cape Verde archipelago and belongs to the Barlovento islands. Its very long, unspoiled beaches are an endless succession of white sand dunes, splashed with picture-perfect palm trees.  This island is perfect if you want to enjoy the beach and the ocean in…

Cabo Verde, the curious Salt Island.

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When you land on Salt Island, appearances may be deceptive: flat, dry, barren, beige… But don’t be discouraged! At the end of the road to the airport you will find one of the most beautiful beaches you have ever seen! Salt beach is a paradise for those who love to lounge in the sun, as well as for fans of water sports, who will be able to enjoy sports, the beach, and the sea in many different ways. Like the rest of the Cabo Verde islands, Salt Island was uninhabited when the Portuguese discovered it in 1460.  The sole significant…

A Moroccan-style night

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 Sometimes we need a change of atmosphere, but sometimes we can change the atmosphere ourselves.  Here is our suggestion for a Moroccan-style summer night fit for a star: Lay a brightly-colored rug or blanket on the floor with some cushions to sit on, and in the middle place a few hookah pipes and some mint tea. Gatherings of friends can always be made a little bit special if we apply our imagination, and this way couldn’t be easier. Now you just need some music to create the perfect atmosphere for the decor. And here are the ingredients you need for…

Hiking on Fogo island, Cape Verde

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Fogo island is the highest of all of the islands in the Cape Verde archipelago. The “island-volcano” is a gigantic volcanic cone that rises from the water, and is ideal for hiking. The landscape is spectacular due to its high altitude, and it has a lovely crater of 8km in diameter with steep walls. Half of the crater collapsed in favor of a younger volcano, which, with its perfectly proportioned black cone, is the highest point on the archipelago (Peak: 2,829m). You can climb it with a guide and discover an incredible landscape from its summit: gigantic cliffs, lava fields,…

Cape Verde, an undiscovered paradise

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Cape Verde is a small country – the capital is Praia on the island of Santiago – lying in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Senegal. It is made up of an archipelago of 10 islands: Santiago and São Vicente are the largest, with São Antão, Boa Vista, Fogo, São Nicolau, Maio, Sal, Brava and the uninhabited Santa Luzia –making up the remaining eight. Each of the islands that make up Cape Verde is a world in itself; the country boasts a wealth of natural and urban landscapes, making it a destination for all. Indeed, here you can choose…

Tunisia’s special winter light

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Whilst Europe is shivering in the freezing temperatures, why not pack your bags and head for Tunisia – one of the most westernised Arab countries yet which still preserves all its unique charm? Tunisia is a land of major contrasts: Mediterranean beaches, the dunes of the Sahara, a peaceful melting pot of the world’s three greatest religions; the Roman remains that remind us of the former splendour of the ancient city of Carthage…you simply won’t know where to start! So allow us to offer you a few ideas. If you have a passion for sports such as  sailing, surfing, scuba…

The beaches of Morocco

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Whether you’re looking for a relaxing break sunbathing on the beach or the thrills and spills of surfing, the beaches of Morocco are guaranteed to satisfy your wishes. Morocco boasts miles and miles of clean, unspoilt beaches bathed by the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. From Saïdia to Tangier, the Mediterranean coast alone has 120 beaches, and there are a further 238 from Tangier to Essaouira and 54 from Agadir to Dakhla. The Atlantic coast, ideal for water sports If you’re keen to indulge in some surface water sports, then head for the magnificent Atlantic coast. The bay of Dakhla and Agadir…

Cape Verde’s Funaná

Cape Verde’s Funaná The Cape Verde islands off the coast of Senegal are truly the African Brazil. Colonised by the Portuguese, they share the rhythms, traditions and legendary joie de vivre of their Brazilian cousins. The Funaná, the country’s traditional dance, has much in common with the sensual rhythms from the other side of the ocean and their movements are equally graceful and enthralling. Cape Verde is a paradise that is well worth discovering. Of volcanic origin and caressed by the trade winds, the unspoilt coastline is lined with immaculate beaches. Boavista, probably the most strikingly beautiful of the islands,…