26th-31st of January 2018
26th-31st of January 2018
An international creative event you don´t want to miss out on.
Welcome to our second edition of gotoAndSurf
Our event is an unconference where we mix creativity, entrepreneurship, positivity and many activities such as wave surfing, kite surfing, wind surfing, stand up paddling, hiking, jeep tours of the island etc.
It’s intended for anyone who’d like to travel and explore new places. Meet new people from all corners of the world and go back home with fresh new ideas and a re-wired brain.
The format for this year is simple: “there’s no agenda until the attendees created one themselves” in true open space format. Any attendees to gotoAndSurf are encouraged to present a 10-minutes
talk about anything that’s on their mind. You can share your knowledge, any insights and hard earned life experiences.
Some speakers have talked about their film projects; others about their photography projects. Others have inspired us by sharing smart workflows and design processes and others have shared research findings.
Our moderator/speaker Jennifer Kite-Powell will try to find a common theme from all the presentations and when possible try to get a group discussion going.
If this is your first time traveling to Sal Cabo Verde make sure your passport expiry date is more than 6 months from now.
For those traveling from outside Europe, make sure to check out this website for details on adapters for your electrical devices:
All visitors require a 40 Euros visa (done at the airport upon arrival).
The Euro is an accepted currency so no need for any exchange of currencies of any kind if you’re coming from Europe.
VISA and Mastercards can withdraw cash from the cash machine, right next to our venue 32 caboverde.
See Anders Printzs (one of the speakers) own take on what happened during these five memorable days in this colorful video:
Q. Which airlines fly to Sal, Cabo Verde?
A. If you’re traveling from Sweden, we recommend checking out Ving.se (Thomas Cook) or Tui.se for flight tickets with all-inclusive deals.
From anywhere else the best option is probably to fly to Amsterdam and then to Sal with Transavia.com (usually a 6,5 hours flight). You can also check out momondo.com. This site may help you find the cheapest flight deals to Sal Santa Maria (more expensive than Transavia most likely).
TAP Air Portugal is a solid option that allows for tons of luggage, but that might cost a bit more.
Q. When is the last day to book for gotoAndSurf 2018?
A. You can book as late as you want! But the longer you wait with booking your flights the more expensive it gets. Also, around this time of the year (winter holiday season), it’s very difficult to find last minute accommodation in Sal Santa Maria, so we advise you to book as early as possible.
Q. What kind of stuff do I bring with me to gotoAndSurf?
A. We recommend you to travel light! Traveling to Sal Santa Maria is like traveling to any holiday destination in the sun like Spain, Portugal and north Africa. When packing, remember that you’re traveling to spend time at the beach in a place where the temperature is around 25 degrees centigrade or 77 degrees Fahrenheit all year round.
During the winter holiday season, it’s usually very windy (hence why kite surfing and windsurfing is on the gotoAndSurf activities menu!), so make sure to bring a hoodie or a warm sweater for those windy moments and colder evenings.
The venue is in the heart of Santa Maria, a walking distance to everything you’ll ever need and just 100m from the main sandy beach with crystal clear water. You can find most things you need for beach life in and around 32 Cabo Verde, the gotoAndSurf event venue.
Be aware that everything from food to sunscreen to bottled water is imported from other Islands or main land Europe – so things may be a little pricey. But there are several cheaper Chinese stores around Santa Maria with imported goods at a much cheaper price.
If you need any fancy hair care products, hair dryer etc, it’s advised you bring them with you or check with your hotel in advance. Some hotel accommodations (such as the lovely Porto Antigo) are privately owned and some hotel rooms may conveniently have everything from microwave ovens to gaming consoles while others may have just a bed and a bathroom.
Q. Where do I stay?
A. There are many hotels and resorts and bed & breakfasts in Sal, Santa Maria to accommodate all types of budgets. If you´re into all the comforts of a good hotel take a look at Hotel Morabeza, the first hotel on Sal, or Hotel Odjo d´Agua which is right on the water. As many of the accommodations are privately owned (and rented out directly by their owners), we recommend you to check Airbnb.com. If you’re travelling on a tight budget please check out our friends at Sakaroule Bed & Breakfast or find a rental appartment at the local Sal 4 Rent office.
Q. Is there any vegetarian/vegan food at the hotel?
A. Please check with your hotel (if you’ve booked an all-inclusive package) to find out if they serve vegetarian food.
Q. Is there any vegetarian/vegan food at the venue?
A. At the 32 Cabo Verde location (by now you should know it’s where we’ll be holding the GotoAndSurf event, right?), there’ll be a vegetarian option served for lunch everyday. Juices, desserts and snacks (made with special local ingredients) are also sold at the 32 Cabo Verde Restaurant.
For those interested in surfing or kite surfing lessons there will be opportunity to book lessons for the sum of 30 euros/lesson (paid at the venue).
Included is a lunch available every day at the 32 Cabo Verde venue. This is a good opportunity for all GotoAndSurf attendees to huddle up and plan their afternoon activities together.
We will arrange a last night evening party (Tuesday the 30th) and have invited one of Sweden’s fashionistas and top DJ and promoter princess - Chili De Almeida Bendt. When she’s not on a catwalk or smooching with Sweden’s top fashion designers and artists, you’ll find behind the decks at restaurant “Riche” in Stockholm Sweden.
Come back soon for more speakers.
Where is the event.
GotoAndSurf - Cabo Verde will be hosted by 32 Cabo Verde in the city of Santa Maria on Sal Island.
When is the event.
The event wil take place between:
26th to the 31st of January 2018
Cabo Verde - Sal
Find out more about the country and the island on the official tourism site of Cabo Verde by clicking here >>
Check out the oficial tourism video below to get a better picture of the country.
This is our favorite local playground :-)
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