In some languages Verde means green, so if you speak Portuguese, Spanish or French you may wonder why these islands are redder than mars' surface. The main reason is because the archipelago is formed by volcanic islands and the ashy plutonic rocks have that color. But don't let that stop you, you can still have the time of your life, because those islands are full of life. The beaches are extensive, and with the water temperature being similar to a bath you'll never want to leave! Depending on the island you chose you may have different cultural attractions like churches, mountains or strongholds. But the music and the dancing are the soul of the country. You can find very good Funaná or Morna dancers who will teach you all about those sexy dances with African, Portuguese and Brazilian influences or if you prefer to stay quiet, just listen to the songs that accompany the dances (that can be happy and sexy or melancholic and lyrical).