Fogo means 'fire' in Creole and is the appropriate name for this active volcanic
island, Its centre is a large volcano which shuddered into life in 1995 when it
erupted giving spectacular display of red lava emanating from its tip.
The Capital of Fogo is Sao Filipe and it is a wonderful colonial town filled with
charming old buildings built by the Portugese. These colourful buildings are remnants
of Cape Verde’s colonial past offer a sense of grandeur to Fogo.
One of the wonders of Fogo is its volcano. The drive up to it is remarkable and
one can see the craters of eruptions from yesteryear – a reminder of just how volatile
the volcano is. The experience is truly inspiring to see such a wonder. The views
from the top are awesome and show the history of past volcanic activity, As recent
as 1995, the volcano erupted and the vent from its eruption can be seen on the trek
to the top.
Away from the volcano, Fogo has lush and fertile lands and these are farmed for
bananas, oranges and coffee crops. One of the delicacies of Cape Vede is the Fogo
Interestingly, Fogo is famous in Cape Verde for producing wine. Cha de Fogo wine
is very popular with tourists wanting to try the local wine. It is produced in Fogo
and can be purchased on many of the other islands.
Fogo has many black sandy beaches and its black stones retain much of the hot sunshine
making it one of the hotter islands in the archipelago.
Fogo has many day trip excursions going from Sal to see the volcano. On the island
itself, there are guided volcano tours by foot or by horseback as well as seeing
the locally produced wine and coffee.
Fogo has not become one of the main touristic islands of Cape verde, but it does
benefit from people visiting the island to see its wonders. Getting to Fogo means
taking an inter-island flight via TACV and most flights depart Sal, Santiago or
Sao Vicente islands.
Fogo is an island that will provide plenty of surprises to visitors.
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