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Experience the archipelago’s most colourful event of the year with Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort & Cape Verde Experience ...

Calling all Carnival fans! Forget Rio, next February avoid the tourists and head to São Vicente Carnival in Cape Verde, inspired by the carnivals of Brazil and mixed with their shared history of Portuguese flavours. Held each year during the week leading up to Shrove Tuesday (22nd – 26th February 2020), experience this vibrant celebration where the streets come alive with colourful dance troupes, spectacular floats, and vibrant music. When the party is over, island hop to the neighbouring Sal Island, famous for its white sandy beaches and turquoise waters, and stay at the luxury five-star Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort for the ultimate post-carnival R&R, available as part of a 10-night festive package offered by Cape Verde Experience.

The Cape Verde archipelago, which celebrates its 45th anniversary of Independence from the Portuguese in 2020, is made up of 10 islands and five islets, boasting endless miles of unspoilt beaches, and offering perfect conditions for water sports, whale and turtle watching, and fishing. A six-hour flight direct from the UK, and only a one-hour time difference, this exotic destination has everything you need to escape the long, cold winter months in the UK.

When your feet can’t dance any more on São Vicente, catch up on sleep, sunshine and spa staying at the stunning Hilton Cabo Verde beachfront hotel that offers spacious rooms, exceptional restaurants and bars, a first-class spa, and a top-class Nautical Centre. Those with carnival withdrawal can rest easy knowing that Santa Maria, the picturesque town that comes alive at weekends with live music and local caipirinha bars, is within a short 10-minute walk from the property.

Cape Verde Experience offers 12-day/ 10-night itinerary for £5,154 for two people. Package includes all accommodation on bed & breakfast basis (five nights at Foya Branca Hotel and five nights at Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort), return flights from London Gatwick to Sal, return private airport transfers, internal flights in Cape Verde, and full Cape Verde Experience São Vicente Carnival package.

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