AN OPEN DOOR TO THE WORLD
São Vicente could be named the “Music Island”, or “Island of Happiness”, or “Rose Island”, such is the vividness that characterizes this island, with the shades that it’s gotten and the importance it has in the multifaceted universe of Cabo Verde.
Despite being one of the four islands of the country with a smaller geographical size, it is the second most populated, having earned such notoriety that the city of Mindelo was once thought as a possible capital of Cabo Verde.
There is a wide range of accommodation available in the island of São Vicente, particularly in the city of Mindelo, but also in São Pedro and Baía das Gatas.
Fresh fish and seafood is the mainstay of the traditional capeverdean gastronomy, and. São Vicente is not the exception. There are many choices of bars and restaurants in Mindelo. There are good restaurants in Baía das Gatas, Calhau and São Pedro as well.
A LIVING EXAMPLE OFCULTURAL COSMOPOLITANISM
AND LEISURE OF AN UNUSUAL AFRICA …
The Mindelo streets are cheerfully adorned by a European colonial architecture, mainly inspired by the Portuguese and the British, and shaken by the cosmopolitanism that hangs in the air. The contrasts are perceived as one see the interior of the island which is dry with some relief, unlike the capital which is flat.
THE PERFECT COMBINATION OF CULTURE, BEACH AND ENTERTAINMENT…
Beaches abound on this island where the water is warm and crystal. Laginha, Salamansa, Baía das Gatas or São Pedro Beach, are some examples, being the latter perfect for lovers of surfing and windsurfing, who have made it a sort of sanctuary.
An unforgettable experience may start at the end of an ordinary afternoon amidst the sounds and joy of people concentrated the garden Praça Amilcar Cabral which extend without destination or orientation to the restaurants, cafes, clubs and bars of Mindelo.