Cape Verde is a small country with few resources, and its economy therefore has no chance of generating one of those economic miracles that sometimes quickly transforms some states.
Even so, this Creole nation, which, moreover, generously surpasses the territory of the Cape Verde archipelago, in communities that preserve our culture in different countries, from the United States to Portugal, France, Holland, Italy and many others, without for this reason, to enter into a clash with these host communities, has gradually managed to increase the slope of progress, considerably raising the standard of living of the Cape Verdean citizen, by climbing developmental stages, demonstrating that he has achieved a mature and sustainable state of democratic coexistence, guaranteeing health and safety standards above some countries that already enjoy significant tourism demand, reaching a level of remarkable literacy, to the point of preparing to pour into school education its rich traditional Creole linguistic experience.
And in this context of self-esteem as regards traditional, cultural and social values, on the one hand; but of openness to the world (as these communities show on islands and continents), and also the welcoming morabeza that characterizes our behavior, not only among nationals but also for those who visit us, on the other hand, that the amazing phenomenon of tourism wins more sense and value in Cape Verde.
That is why; all come to know this country, made of islands, sea, beaches, history, culture, music, valleys, mountains, literature and art, but above all people, eager to give and receive, to share generously what they have and to accept and thank the wealth of the own sharing that is the tourist act of those who choose to come to Cape Verde.
Manuel António (Patone) Lobo