In Cape Verde, summer is almost constant during the all year, which means you can sail 365 days a year.
Some, consider Cape Verde as Europe’s Caribbean.
One important advantage: NO hurricanes
In Cape Verde there is ALWAYS:
- Enough wind to sail (Alwaysailing)
- Both, calm or rough seas (West or East coasts)
- Good anchorages
- Perfect climate all year around (moderate temperature, mostly sunny, no rain)
- Unpolluted, warm sea water
- Abundant sea life
- Welcoming native population
- Party atmosphere
- Political stability and social peace
Cape Verde, and the island of Sal, in particular, is one of the top places in the world to spend holidays, any time of the year.
Santa Maria is located in the bay of Santa Maria, South of Sal island, where you find beautiful white sand beaches, all nautical sports, land excursions, 5 star hotels, good restaurants, and an intense night life, filled with music and dance.
The island of Sal is becoming an important touristic destination. Many hotels: 1 Hilton (with the first casino of Cape Verde) 5 Melià resorts, 2 RIU resorts, etc.
Cape Verde is located in the Trade Winds’ Atlantic zone, which means, wind blows always from Northeast, throughout the all year, but with different intensities. In summer, the average speed is 11 knots. In winter, the average speed is 15 knots. Trade winds never go over 24 knots.
At ALWAYSAILING, we postpone sailing trips when winds reach 22 knots, once our goal is to offer the most comfortable and pleasurable sailing experience.
The best months to visit Cape Verde are: June, July, August, September, October and November. Softer winds, warmer sea water, and clear atmosphere (deep blue skies and good visibility)
The rainy season is in August and September. But some years, the “rainy season” is one day only!