Cape Verde - Facts for the traveller, when to go, events
Facts for the traveller for Cape VerdeVisas: all visitors need visas
Health risks: Yellow Fever
Time: GMT/UTC -1
Dialling Code: 238
Electricity: 220V ,50Hz
Weights & measures: Metric
When to Go to Cape Verde
The best time to visit Cape Verde is from August to October, when the weather is pleasantly warm, though the winds are pretty stiff year round, so bring a windcheater. The rest of the year is much cooler.
Cape Verde Events
Cape Verde has one of Africa's most vibrant Carnival celebrations. It's the country's major party, with street parades in February in Praia and Mindelo. On São Tiago and Fogo, Tabanka is celebrated in May and June and marked by music and abstinence. Each island also has its own festival, with the party going on for about a week.