Date: 04/11/2010 THE LONELY PLANET GUIDE RATES CAPE VERDE THIRD IN THE WORLD FOR DESTINATIONS FOR 2011
Cape Verde comes an impressive third position on the top-ten list of the trend setting "Lonely Planet's Best in Travel" for 2011.
"Cape Verdeans might have known about the wider world forever, but it seems that the wider world is only just opening its eyes to Cape Verde," 'Lonely Planet' writes in a statement, naming Cape Verde "an archipelago that looks and feels as if it were born from a Caribbean mother and an African father."
The West African archipelago had "quite a lot" to offer tourists. "Soaring mountains terraced in greens, a volcano with its head in the clouds, world-class watersports and sizzling, saucy festivals," the book sums up, however adding that these "new Canary Islands" mostly are experiencing their tourism boom due to "more days of sunshine than there are days in the year and soft sandy beaches."