Off the beaten path: Cape Verde

Cape Verde, the most stable democracy and the most liberal country in Africa, is an archipelago of 10 islands, where Charles Darwin contemplated about writing his Origin of the Species, has interesting unexplored places for the off the beaten path travelers. You can explore the breathtaking landscapes along various hiking trails, descend into a fertile volcano crater on Sao Antao, try the famous Coffee of Fogo and Grog, kite surf, visit Casa de Cultura museum and enjoy various eco tours.

Cova crater in Santo Antão

Cova, the crater of an extinct volcano, has been turned into a fertile valley serving as farmlands of Santo Antão island of Cape Verde. Watching the clouds spill down into the valley of the crater is…