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Turtle watching, Cape Verde

With the third-largest population of nesting loggerhead turtles, Cape Verde holidays are the perfect chance to watch these incredible and mysterious creatures in their natural habitat. The islands of Boa Vista and Sal are ideal locations to observe turtles, particularly when they are nesting on the islands between July and October.

There are also several turtle conservation projects, whose mission is to protect the turtle population and their nesting sites. During your Cape Verde holiday, you can join a ranger on a night walk and tag turtles. There’s even the option to adopt one of the turtles you find and donate money directly to the conservation project.

If you want to visit the hatcheries and see them coming out of their shell for the first time, that can be arranged, too, both on Boa Vista and Sal. The money you pay to visit the hatcheries also goes towards supporting the various conservation projects.