Eighty-some islands and islets make up West Africa's largest archipelago. Only some of the islands are inhabited, others are used solely for farming or fishing, and some again are considered sacred – one these latter ones, permanent structures is forbidden. Any visit to the archipelago requires either plenty of time or money. The choice of transportation here are, in descending order of expensiveness, private chartered plane, chartered speed boat, negotiating the use of someone's pirogue or public pirogue. Once the time has been taken out of the calendar (or the money has been taken out of the bank), the archipelago is an almost endless row of paradise islands. Bubaque is the usual starting point. From there the island of Rubane host a range of sacred forests, Orange is home to rare saltwater hippos, João Viera and do Meio is nesting sites for sea turtles, and all hide abandoned beaches that otherwise only seem to exists in tourist magazines. Just to add to the fun dolphins play in the waters all around the islands, which is about as close as sport fishers come to Heaven on Earth.