A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE
Cape Verde is the world’s third largest reserve of common turtles (Caretta Caretta) after Oman and Florida. Guided tours to observe the nesting of turtles take place every night from June to mid-October. August is the peak month of the spawning season.
Turtle watching contributes to the survival of these ancient creatures, showing the inhabitants of the archipelago that a living turtle is worth more than a dead one. In the past, they were hunted and sold on the market for their bones and meat. Unfortunately, turtle eggs are still a dish that is consumed illegally in some areas of the archipelago.