Keeping Cape Verde Green - Sustainable Holiday Home Ownership

10 December 2010

Holiday property for sale in Cape Verde has been steadily increasing in popularity recently, and this tropical West African island has become home to many foreign property owners from the UK, USA and Europe. Investing in a property for sale in Cape Verde means that you have a place to escape the cold winter and enjoy the culture of this fascinating island in the warm tropical sun. However, Cape Verde has a beautiful natural environment that needs to be protected and respected. How can you ensure that you are being an environmentally responsible visitor to this lovely paradise? Here are some tips:


  • Regard local guidelines concerning the building of fires and barbeques. They are there for a reason, so always check before you cook!
  • Buy local. Eating in local restaurants and buying local products gives back to the developing economy of this nation, supporting it and strengthening it for the benefit of the community. Also, buying local reduces the amount of carbon emissions that are used to import goods to the islands.
  • Rare Loggerhead turtles lay their eggs on the beaches here, so please keep your distance so as not to disturb them.
  • Preserve electricity by turning off and unplugging appliances when they are not being used, and turning off the lights when you leave the room.
  • We take water for granted in our western culture, but in developing nations such as Cape Verde, it is a precious resource, so turn off dripping taps, use a basin of water instead of a running tap, and take short showers instead of overly full baths.


Remember, when you invest in a property for sale in Cape Verde, you become a part of this beautiful and lush land, and you have the power to do your best to protect its ecosystem so that it can be enjoyed for many generations to come.

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