Santa Monica State Beach


  • #17 of the top 25 beaches in the world


Pico do Fogo


  • Highest peak in Cape Verde, an active stratovolcano
  • Last erupted in 1675, causing mass emigration from the island
  • The only deadly eruption was in 1847 when earthquakes killed several people
  • A vent erupted in 1995
  • Local villages use the mountain slopes to grow coffee, while lava is used as building material


Praia da Chave

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Cova (Crater)


  • Mountain, caldera and an extinct volcano
  • Inside the caldera are small farms
  • The group rock formation began between 1.4 million to 700,000 years ago, which was the probable date of the last eruption


Ponta Preta Beach



Deserto de Viana


  • Dune field or sandy desert that is part of a protected area
  • The region used to not contain many trees, but in the 2000s, trees began appearing in the western part of the area
  • In 2014, the inland portion has become largely forested




all flights $3,009

food $23/day x 12 days = $276

hotel $58/day x 9 days = $522

TOTAL for whole itinerary $3,807