Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
10:01 PM 2nd January 2020

Carnival Time In Cape Verde

Avoid Rio’s tourists next month by heading to São Vicente Carnival in Cape Verde.

Inspired by the carnivals of Brazil but without the crazy crowds, the event is held each year during the week leading up to Shrove Tuesday (22nd – 26th February 2020) when the streets come alive with colourful dance troupes, spectacular floats, and vibrant music.

Sao Vicente Carnival
Sao Vicente Carnival
When the party is over, island hop to the neighbouring Sal Island, famous for its white sandy beaches and turquoise waters, and stay at the luxury five-star Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort for the ultimate post-carnival R&R, available as part of a 10-night festive package offered by Cape Verde Experience.

The Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort
The Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort
The Cape Verde archipelago, which celebrates its 45th anniversary of Independence from the Portuguese in 2020, is made up of 10 islands and five islets, boasting endless miles of unspoilt beaches, and offering perfect conditions for water sports, whale and turtle watching, and fishing. A six-hour flight direct from the UK, and only a one-hour time difference, this exotic destination has everything you need to escape the long, cold winter months in the UK.

Cape Verde Experience offers 12-day/ 10-night itinerary for £5,154 for two people. Package includes all accommodation on bed & breakfast basis (five nights at Foya Branca Hotel and five nights at Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort), return flights to Sal, return private airport transfers, internal flights in Cape Verde, and full Cape Verde Experience São Vicente Carnival package.

For more information or to book, please call 01489 866969.