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travel42 Port Guide: Fogo Island

Fogo Island travel42 Port of Call Guide

In Portuguese, fogo means fire, and the island is aptly named. Although all the islands of Cape Verde are volcanic in nature, the only active crater is on the leeward island of Fogo. Mount Fogo is a 9,281-ft-/2,829-m-high active volcano that continuously emits steam and noxious vapors. It last erupted in 1995, though seismic tremors rattle the island on occasion. You can climb to the volcano's rim along the eastern side for an inspiring view, but be warned—it's a steep and arduous trek. T...
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