National Geographic includes Cape Verde among best tourism destinations for 2014

27 November 2013

Cape Verde is on the list of 21 “must-see tourist destinations” in 2014 drawn up by National Geographic magazine in its end-of-year issue, available at

The island country is a little-known hideaway where tourism is still nascent, the magazine indicates, highlighting the fact that it is the birthplace of the “barefoot diva” Cesária Évora.

Journalist Anja Mutic travelled across Cape Verde and wrote about the feeling of visiting more peripheral islands only accessible by sea, small places such as Brava, the valleys of Santo Antão, Boa Vista’s dunes and Chã das Caldeiras on the slopes of the Fogo volcano, among the islands’ many tourist attractions.

The latest World Tourism Organisation barometer indicates that Cape Verde posted the highest tourist arrivals growth rate in sub-Saharan Africa with 27 percent growth, followed by Algeria (16 percent), Madagascar (15 percent), Réunion (12 percent) and the Seychelles (11 percent). (macauhub)