Cruises from Fogo and Brava
Brava Island is the greenest and the smallest inhabited island of the Cape Verde Islands. Fogo is the most prominent island of the group, as its volcano rises nearly 3,000 m above sea level. Periodically active, it last erupted on 2 April 1995, forming a new crater. The largest volcanic feature is a 9 km wide caldera that has walls 1 km high.
Practically the whole island is a stratovolcano, and is extremely mountainous. Two small villages, Portela and Bangaeira, exist in the floor of the caldera, and the residents are evacuated during eruptions. Its capital is Sao Filipe, with buildings that reflect classic Portuguese colonial architecture.