|On the Cape Verde Islands, the
world appears to be in good order. One doesn't
have to go out on a limb to speak of the place
at a peaceful democracy based on constitutional
criteria that functions properly.
Religious and political
fanaticism are not considered regular characteristics
of the people of Cape Verde. However, the current
increase in interest in travelling to the Cape
Verde Islands and with that, the increase in visitors
has led to a bit of a "micro-criminality",
which however is still only in its early stages
and is more of a sporadic phenomenon for tourists.
Targeted thefts and life-threatening situations
are really very uncommon on the Cape Verde Islands.
As with anywhere in the world, there are certain
areas where tourists shouldn't venture to because
danger lurks (areas with drugs and prostitution).
On the islands of Sal and Santiago, a tourist
should avoid secluded area and shouldn't interact
with or be persuaded by people that he/she doesn't
On Santo Antão, a visitor is treated very
much like a holy "cow". Begging or daylight
robbery haven't yet appeared as characteristics
of the island's inhabitants. For this reason,
the Cape Verde Islands are generally referred
to as being a "safe" travel destination
where physical aggressions against foreigners
and tourist are very rare and the visitor will
be welcomed by ideal conditions for moving about
freely and independently.