Cape Verde Nightlife
The Cape Verde archipelago is a popular tourist spot off the coast of West Africa. Here are a few suggestions for nighttime activities around the city, taken from real tourists.
Bars in Cape Verde
The pirate club in Santa Maria Sal is a nice mix of locals and tourists, but beware of local ‘rhasta men’ who may try to seduce any women. At the Morabeza bar there are African dance performances and music at night, which are fun to watch and gives a real African feel. The Cabana bar isn’t a typical Cape Verdean establishment, but it’s a nice place to have a drink and listen to some Brazilian music and reggae.
Discos and Dance Clubs in Cape Verde
The people of Cape Verde love their music and love to dance. You get a lot of music in the Discos: a mix of African, Brasilian and Portuguese music. There’s the Banana disco, with a roof made of cane, and a more modern establishment called the Lamb Eche. Additionally, the Funana restaurant is the happening place in Sal Santa Maria, with daily live music at 8 PM and dancing shows after 9.
Getting to Know the Locals
With the exception of two or three night clubs/discos in Espargos and Santa Maria Sal, there isn’t too much else offered in the way of Cape Verde night life. However, once you get to know some local people you should expect nonstop partying. Cape Verdeans are very happy people: they like sports, life, love, and making new friends.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Cape Verde.