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Located off the West Coast of Africa, it is not surprising that Cape Verde enjoys an average temperature of 28 degrees in November and nine hours of sunshine.

So rather than look at the dark sky that engulfs the whole of UK during these months, why not pack your bags and seek the sun out? Endless white sand, turquoise water and warm climate awaits travelers at Cape Verde, the next tourist hotspot in 2006.

As BBC observed, though, note that "it's worth remembering that Cape Verde is a developing nation and so there can be some problems with transport. But the diversity of the islands is very appealing – you can choose between beach, cultural or walking holidays, and the country is welcoming tourism, which, if developed responsibly, can only be a good thing."

Check out BBC Holiday for more information on each island destination and necessary travel facts..

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