You can be a single mother and enjoy beautiful holiday. I went to the Isle of Sal in Cabo Verde, alone with the two children. We took a flight from Paris to Lisbon, then from Lisbon to Sal. The flight with Tap Portugal was comfortable.
I rented a flat, using Gesturim. It was 600 euros and 50 euros for water and electricity.
Being in the centre of Santa Maria was fantastic. Not only were we close to the mini markets, but we could buy fresh fruits every day in the street and had access by foot to the most beautiful beaches.
Cabo Verde can be quite windy sometimes. This is why you can see on the video a bar surrounded by transparent shields.
We went to a Fish spa with the kids. They loved it.
Please be careful if you buy the local gooseberry jam as we found pits in them.
I do recommend checking out the recycled objects shop. There were amazing gifts there and even paintings. I bought a dress for my daughter with bits of African fabric on the hem. There were beautiful objects everywhere, made from plastic bottles or cans.
Some people do shark fishing in Cabo Verde. Santa Maria is growing fast.
We did a fun thing on the last day with a jet ski. It is called Jumbo Dog.
I am happy to answer any question you have about travelling to Cabo Verde alone with your children.
In time of crisis, please let’s remember the following tips:
Observe our breath
God has our back
Take good care
Reach out to friends
I repeat that sentence like a mantra: I do trust the universe. When I have only tears in my eyes and feel like I cannot breathe anymore, I repeat it to myself. Everything is going to be well. I also use Louise Hay’s book You can heal your life. I love how, at the end of each chapter, she writes what could be the starting point of a meditation. I find it very soothing. I found that book next to the garbage can in the street. It took me a couple of years befoe opening it. I love it so much. That book opened windows of opportunity to me.