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Facts about Cape Verde Islands
Clustered together off the coast of eastern Africa, the Cape Verde Islands attract tourists and travelers alike for their various landscapes and many adventurous, cultural opportunities. The diversity of the islands allows for a fulfilling, international travel experience. Because of the warm winds on the islands, windsurfing is popular. Many also like to take part in water sports like surfing and diving. Travelers can soak up the sun on the beautiful beaches of Boa Vista as well as surround themselves with the lush, natural beauty of Santo Antão. Vacationers will find São Vicente and its bustling town Mindelo very culturally-enriching. The island is known for its music scene and is filled with various, cultural landmarks and colonial architecture.
Voluntourists interested in responsible tourism in the Cape Verde Islands can give back to the local community on the islands by supporting education programs on São Vicente. The children of the Ribeira Bote neighborhood are in need of school supplies because most of them cannot afford them. Volunteers in the Cape Verde Islands can contribute to these children by bringing needed school supplies such as book bags and colored pencils, as well as acrylic and watercolor paintbrushes.