Sao Vicente

Mindelo, on the island of São Vicente, was proclaimed the Lusophone Capital of Culture in 2003. It is the most culturally vibrant island in the country, hosting various cultural activities throughout the year, notably the Carnival and the Baía das Gatas Music Festival, which attract a large number of artists, tourists, and emigrants from around the world. It is the birthplace of Cesária Évora, one of the greatest figures in Cape Verdean musical culture, alongside other renowned artists and performers like Bana, Ildo Lobo, Tito Paris, among others. It is also the homeland of prominent writers whose remarkable works include names such as Baltazar Lopes da Silva, António Aurélio Gonçalves, Germano Almeida, Manuel Lopes, and more.

In Mindelo, the Porto Grande is located, a deep-water port capable of accommodating transatlantic ships, which, being situated in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, has served as a stopover for vessels from around the world for centuries. This has contributed to making Mindelo a very cosmopolitan city, as it has welcomed sailors from various parts of the globe. This port receives tourists from different corners of the planet through cruise ships that dock to replenish supplies and introduce the delights of the land to crew members and travelers.

São Vicente is also an island of sun and warmth, with delightful beaches of white sand and a welcoming people who greet visitors with music and ‘Morabeza.’

Do not miss visiting this wonderful island that warmly embraces all who come to experience it.

São Vicente Island Tours

Embark on an unforgettable journey around São Vicente Island with our Island Tours and Cultural Packages. Immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture and explore the breathtaking landscapes while experiencing the heart and soul of this captivating destination.

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City Tour Mindelo

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R. Bote Tour - 'Liberated Zone

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Turtles of São Pedro