The cultural capital of the Cape Verde Islands

Located on the northern part of the island of Sao Vicente, the capital city of Mindelo is considered “Cape Verde's answer to the Riviera”, complete with brightly colored colonial buildings, cobblestone streets, and a variety of lively bars, cafés and restaurants. Go to the top of Monte Verde for panoramic views of Porto Grande and Bahia das Gatas Bay, and visit the historic Torre de Belem, which overlooks the city center, and is conveniently located next to the bustling fish market.

Spend the day at one the island’s many beaches—including Laginha, Praia Grande and Calhau—or head to Sao Pedro, renowned as one of the best Cape Verdean beaches for windsurfing. At night, head to the Praca Nova district for an evening of dining, dancing, and local music.

TORRE DE BELEM

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TORRE DE BELEM

The historic Torre de Belem is a reproduction of the 15th-century tower that guards the port of Lisbon's today. Located in the heart of town next to a bustling fish market, you can discover the history and culture of Mindelo, as well as stunning views of the town.

MONTE VERDE

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MONTE VERDE

MONTE VERDE

Head to the top of Monte Verde, the tallest mountain of Cape Verde and part of a nature reserve, for spectacular views of Mindelo and the entire island, including Baia des Gatas, and the islands Santa Luzia and Santo Antao.

NATURE SAFARI

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NATURE SAFARI

NATURE SAFARI

Your excursion through nearly untouched nature starts with Patha Carga, a mile long beach just for you. Enjoy the beauty of Saragaca Beach, with natural caves formed of the end of a lava flow. Finally, visit the fisherman village Calhau, with its colorful wooden sail boats.

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Mindelo, Cape Verde At a glance

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Currency:
Cape Verdean Escudo
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Local Details:
GPS: 16°53'26.22"N 24°58'50.96"W
Size: 67.00 KM2 (25.87 MI2)
Population: 69,904
Density: 1,043 Pop/KM2 (403 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +238

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