This stunning island group jutting out into the Indian Ocean is known for its Creole Portuguese-African culture, traditional morna music and a captivating blend of beaches, mountains and peaceful seaside villages. On the craggy peaks of Santo Antão hide piercing green valleys of flowers and sugar cane. The cultural capital São Vicente is home to the cultural capital. In Mindelo dramatic windswept dunes unite with indigo-blue seas splashing onto unspoilt beaches of powdery white sand. Fogo and Brava the southwest islands offer their own enchantments. Explore dreamlike volcanic landscapes, and sparkling blue bays framed by towering heights.