Sunny islands with scenic landscapes and fascinating culture that is a mixture of African, Portuguese and Brazilian influences, Cape Verde has much to offer for the increasing number of visitors who choose it as a their holiday destination every year. Here you can enjoy the endless sandy beaches of the popular islands of Sal and Boa Vista, the volcanic landscapes of the islands, water sports and golfing. The main island of Cape Verde and the home of most of its inhabitants is Sao Tiago, which also includes the capital city of the islands, Praia. With only 60.000 inhabitants, the capital of Cape Verde is a lively place with no huge tourist attractions, but with some enjoyable facilities for nightlife and shopping. The most famous event in the calendar of Praia is the carnival, which fills the streets of this coastal town with colorful parades in February and March.