What to Wear in Fogo

The Volcanic Grounds of Fogo

The Volcanic Grounds of Fogo

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General Style Tips

  • One of the main attractions for visiting Fogo is the volcano. If you are planning on walking to the top then be sure to pack light weight walking boots or sneakers, and a light day pack for your trip essentials.
  • Whatever class of hotel or pension you are staying in, dressing up really doesn't happen here - everyone is very casual.
  • The people are wonderful and friendly and you can arrange a day tour of the island either by taxi or Aluger (local bus) and both are very reasonable by comparison to the more touristy islands.
  • Be sure to visit the Museum in Sao Filipe.
  • This is a very young vacation destination and it will be difficult to get any sunscreen (we love the Riemann P20 range for 10 hour protection), and it will be expensive - so pack plenty.
  • Take insect/mosquito repellent too.
  • Also see What to Wear in Cape Verde

Clothing Tips for Women

  • Lightweight Capri pants or a skirt work well with flip flops.
  • The roads and paths are very uneven so flat shoes are far more suitable than heels when out and about.
  • We love Hotter shoes, for total comfort along with style. Or why not try the Lindsay Phillips Switch Flops range - using interchangeable shoe and flip-flop bases with snap-on decorations, you can change your look from day to evening in an instant whilst still packing light.

Clothing Tips for Men

  • There are no specific things to bring to your attention, check out our packing list for our suggested capsule wardrobe.
  • For great versatile travel jackets with multiple pockets including RFID security options, we love the SCOTTeVEST range.

Pack for the Weather

  • Even when it is hot and sunny on the coast, up in the high ground it can rain and be cold so pack a raincoat... just in case.
  • We love the Weather+ app - it gives an accurate 6 day forecast for day and night, which when you're planning from home is really helpful. You can keep all the places you've been to too - a nice way to remember your trip :) Download for iPad/iPhone or Android

Last updated 09 May 2018.

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Pack Light

  • Less luggage to carry
  • Save time packing and unpacking
  • Save money on baggage fees

Pack Right

  • Respect local cultures
  • Feel comfortable and confident
  • Suitable outfits for all occasions