Cape Verde holidays wouldn’t be the same without this fiery island.
Fogo is the most volcanically active of all the islands and is dominated by Fogo do Pico (2829m). It consists of a single volcano, which is why the island is almost circle-shaped and about 25 kilometers (16 mi) in diameter. (Read about the last eruption on our blog).
The peak sits within the spectacular Cha das Caldeiras with its black volcanic moonscape and monstrously contorted lava flows that beg to be climbed. After a hard day’s walk in the crater, relax in colourful and peaceful São Filipe, on the coast.
Try to get a seat on the right-hand side of the plane when you’re flying to Fogo, the view is awesome!
There is much to see and do when travelling around the islands of Cape Verde. On Fogo we are able to offer experiences which reflect the highlights of the island allowing you to step off the beaten track or indulge in some of the more active water sports on offer.
Fogo has a small but lovely range of hotels and guesthouses. Most are in the capital Sao Filipe, however, you really shouldn't miss the opportunity to spend a night or two staying the great crater of Cha das Caldeiras at the foot of Mt Fogo.