Cape Verde stands for Morabeza. A word that you regularly encounter. What does it mean? Morabeza is the Cape Verdean Creole word used to express Cape Verdean hospitality. It is the friendliness, casual and relaxed behavior of the Cape Verdean population and its culture. It is a unique mentality that lies in the heart of the Cape Verdeans and that they also cherish. Morabeza says a lot about the Cape Verde islands and the inhabitants. It is a word that cannot be explained, it is a special feeling.
Morabeza is spontaneous hospitality and a smile. For example, greeting people in the street is very common, especially in places where there are fewer tourists. Do not be surprised if Cape Verdeans simply offer you a drink, a grogue or some fresh fruit. Cape Verdeans will never force themselves on tourists. This is in contrast to a group of people from the mainland of Africa who, for example, try to sell souvenirs fanatically.