Celebrate Christmas and New Year in Cape Verde? Who would not want so! It is a guarantee for great holidays, a good party and weather. Christmas celebrations on the beach are a common phenomenon on the islands. And a long New Year celebration is in many places rule rather than exception.
Celebrating the holidays abroad in general is of course not very different than you do at home, but it does have a few good aspects. Spending the holidays at the Cape Verde islands is mainly much more relaxing. You are on vacation and do not have to do anything. Moreover, you have in Cape Verde a wonderful subtropical climate. On average, the temperature is namely 26 degrees with generally plenty of sun. The sea is wonderfully warm in December, the sea water temperature is around 25 degrees Celsius.
Do’s and don’ts during Christmas and New Year in Cape Verde
- Watch fireworks on the beach;
- Party all day and night during New Year on Sao Vicente;
- Take a New Year’s dip in the lovely warm ocean.
- Not making reservations if you go out for dinner;
- Shopping on New Year’s Day, many shops are closed;
- Go to bed early, Cape Verdeans party all night.
Be on time to book your vacation
There is always a high demand for tickets and accommodations to spend the Christmas holidays in Cape Verde. December is the month today that are firmly in the high season category. For it is also high season in December. Besides holidaymakers, a lot of Cape Verdeans who live abroad go and visit relatives in their homeland during the holidays. When planning a holiday to Cape Verde take into account that there may be a possible shortages in airline tickets and accommodation facilities. In short, book on time and enjoy the wonderfull Cape Verde islands.
Cannot visit this year but is there a good webcam or channel to watch New Years festivities on the web?
I am curious where a super fun hot spot for NYE will be in Boa Vista for 3 young 30s females? We want to eat and dance! Thank you !
Any advice? We are looking for something to do as well
I would like to come to Cape Verde islands in the second half of December and move around themm mainly with ferry and shared taxi, My only question is if it is possible in Christmas period, and if not what is the period is the period I should expect difficulties?
Best regards, Agnieszka
Travelling around Christmas should not be a problem, best to book your accommodations in advance because of the availability.
We will be in Sal for New Years. Any tips on where to go. Two girls in late 20’s. We would like both food and party.
Emily Booker says
We arrive to the sal island on the 26th December. Will we be ok to book New Year’s Eve celebrations once we get there?
We believe this should not be a problem indeed, but if you want to be sure we would recommend you to contact the place where you want to celebrate NY eve.
Hi, Do the hotels in Cape Verde celebrate Christmas? thanks 🙂
Yes, especially the larger hotels or hotels that are part of a hotel chain. You can check in advance with the hotel what kind of celebrations they have.