Cape Verde was an uninhabited group of islands off the western coast of Africa. They were discovered and colonised by the Portuguese in the 15th century, and today are being rediscovered by tourists and holidaymakers. These budget hotels make Cape Verde holidays easy on the pocket.
Wake up to the amazing sight of turquoise waves lapping against the fine, white sands of Santa Maria Beach in Sab Sab Sal Beach Hotel. It’s a three-star hotel with 50 rooms, a swimming pool, and gym. Guests can relax in the hotel’s massage facilities, or work out at the aerobics centre. Diving and windsurfing are among the water sports offered. A restaurant serving local and international fare is available.
A bed and breakfast in San Vicente, Murdeira Village is a beachfront accommodation offering a variety of amenities for just a small price. Spacious rooms have balconies with scenic views, a television, and a safety deposit box. The restaurant offers buffet meals, a la carte dishes, and a special children’s menu. A grill, cafeteria, and poolside snack bar are also available. Guests can take a swim, or enjoy some tennis, beach volleyball, soccer, or table tennis.
Beleza Residencial is a three-star hotel in Mindelo overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the town’s fishing harbour. Choose from any of the 21 rooms, which include colour TVs and wireless Internet access. Guests are served breakfast and dinner on the terrace, where they can enjoy the magnificent view. The hotel is a five-minute-stroll away from the centre of Mindelo, and Beach Laginha and Baia das Gatas are also short drives away.
Other budget-friendly Cape Verde hotels to choose from are Estoril Beach Resort on the island of Boa Vista, Por Do Sol Residencia in the outskirts of Cidade Velha, and Hotel Foya Branca in Mindelo.