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São Vicente, Full Day, Highlights, Mindelo, and outside, 6hr

São Vicente, Full Day, Highlights, Mindelo, and outside, 6hr

Hear about our history, culture, lifestyle. Enjoy the architectural style of our colorful buildings. Visit the bustling markets of Mindelo; Fish Market, African Market, and Municipal Market (closed on Sundays). From the lookout point, we will have the best views of Mindelo, Monte Cara, and Laginha Beach. Take a scenic drive to the top of Monte Verde, natural and protected park, the highest peak in Sao Vicente. Head to the small charming sea side fishing villages on the Island. Take a swim in the clear blue lagoon of Baía das Gatas, and marvel at the contrasting long beach coastline. Calhau is an oasis! A charming small farming and fishing village also home of Vulcao Viana, one of the of last extinct volcanos on the Island. In the valley of Calhau we will see traditional farming by hand, animals, water wells, and windmills.

Shore Excursion: São Vicente, Full Day, 6h

Shore Excursion: São Vicente, Full Day, 6h

Get picked up from Porto Grande, we will be waiting for you at the exit/entry gate (about a 5+ minute walk from ship). Meet your local guide and depart to our Islands Old Fort, Fortim del Rei where you will have a phenomenal view of the Bay City of Mindelo and Laginha Beach. Take a stroll through the city where you will see and hear about the Islands history and culture. Visit the Cultural Center to see the current talent on display and the bustling markets* of Mindelo (Closed on Sundays). Take a scenic drive to Monte Verde, 774m or 2,539ft, the highest peak in Sao Vicente, here you will observe the greenest and most fertile place on the island, as most of it is claylike, you will have the opportunity to take wonderful pictures of the breathtaking panoramic views of the city and beaches that outline the outskirts of the island. Head to the town of Salamansa, this is a charming fishing town, which we feel many have forgotten, the people are always happy to welcome guests, there is also a beautiful church nestled on a small hill right on the beach, picture perfect! Really, there is no bad place to take a picture and make memories here! Visit the beach of Baia das Gatas Here you may take a swim in the clear blue lagoon. Drive on the most beautiful coastal road of North Baia, a small community, the beach here is sweeping of majestic white sand dunes. Calhau is a small farming and fishing village also home of Vulcao Viana, an extinct volcano. Head to Valley of Calhau where we will see vegetation, animals, waterwells, windmills, and traditional farming. and old iron windmills. At the end of our excursion, we will return to Porto Grande.

From Praia: Full-Day São Vicente Island Tour

From Praia: Full-Day São Vicente Island Tour

The day begins with pickup from your accommodation in Praia and heads towards Nelson Mandela Airport. From there, take a 40 minute flight to São Vicente and soak up amazing views of this idyllic island from the skies. Upon arrival, explore the island’s capital, Mindelo, a historic and culturally-rich city bursting with character. Continue the tour along Avenida Marginal to Praia da Bote and to the island’s popular African Market where the first community was established. Stroll through the colorful stalls, soak up the array of sights and scents, and mingle with the locals going about their day. From here, drive to the eastern part of the island where native animals, endemic plants, and rolling farmland can be seen along the luscious Calhau Valley. Arrive at the village of Baía das Gatas next and take a stroll along the white sand dunes that line the sea. Later, drive to Monte Verde Natural Park to admire a stunning vista of the entire island as well as the other Cape Verde islands. Finally, enjoy a well-deserved rest at Laginha Beach before beginning the journey back to the airport and your return flight.

Laginha Beach: Our most recommended tours and activities

São Vicente, Full Day, Highlights, Mindelo, and outside, 6hr

São Vicente, Full Day, Highlights, Mindelo, and outside, 6hr

Hear about our history, culture, lifestyle. Enjoy the architectural style of our colorful buildings. Visit the bustling markets of Mindelo; Fish Market, African Market, and Municipal Market (closed on Sundays). From the lookout point, we will have the best views of Mindelo, Monte Cara, and Laginha Beach. Take a scenic drive to the top of Monte Verde, natural and protected park, the highest peak in Sao Vicente. Head to the small charming sea side fishing villages on the Island. Take a swim in the clear blue lagoon of Baía das Gatas, and marvel at the contrasting long beach coastline. Calhau is an oasis! A charming small farming and fishing village also home of Vulcao Viana, one of the of last extinct volcanos on the Island. In the valley of Calhau we will see traditional farming by hand, animals, water wells, and windmills.

Shore Excursion: São Vicente, Full Day, 6h

Shore Excursion: São Vicente, Full Day, 6h

Get picked up from Porto Grande, we will be waiting for you at the exit/entry gate (about a 5+ minute walk from ship). Meet your local guide and depart to our Islands Old Fort, Fortim del Rei where you will have a phenomenal view of the Bay City of Mindelo and Laginha Beach. Take a stroll through the city where you will see and hear about the Islands history and culture. Visit the Cultural Center to see the current talent on display and the bustling markets* of Mindelo (Closed on Sundays). Take a scenic drive to Monte Verde, 774m or 2,539ft, the highest peak in Sao Vicente, here you will observe the greenest and most fertile place on the island, as most of it is claylike, you will have the opportunity to take wonderful pictures of the breathtaking panoramic views of the city and beaches that outline the outskirts of the island. Head to the town of Salamansa, this is a charming fishing town, which we feel many have forgotten, the people are always happy to welcome guests, there is also a beautiful church nestled on a small hill right on the beach, picture perfect! Really, there is no bad place to take a picture and make memories here! Visit the beach of Baia das Gatas Here you may take a swim in the clear blue lagoon. Drive on the most beautiful coastal road of North Baia, a small community, the beach here is sweeping of majestic white sand dunes. Calhau is a small farming and fishing village also home of Vulcao Viana, an extinct volcano. Head to Valley of Calhau where we will see vegetation, animals, waterwells, windmills, and traditional farming. and old iron windmills. At the end of our excursion, we will return to Porto Grande.

From Praia: Full-Day São Vicente Island Tour

From Praia: Full-Day São Vicente Island Tour

The day begins with pickup from your accommodation in Praia and heads towards Nelson Mandela Airport. From there, take a 40 minute flight to São Vicente and soak up amazing views of this idyllic island from the skies. Upon arrival, explore the island’s capital, Mindelo, a historic and culturally-rich city bursting with character. Continue the tour along Avenida Marginal to Praia da Bote and to the island’s popular African Market where the first community was established. Stroll through the colorful stalls, soak up the array of sights and scents, and mingle with the locals going about their day. From here, drive to the eastern part of the island where native animals, endemic plants, and rolling farmland can be seen along the luscious Calhau Valley. Arrive at the village of Baía das Gatas next and take a stroll along the white sand dunes that line the sea. Later, drive to Monte Verde Natural Park to admire a stunning vista of the entire island as well as the other Cape Verde islands. Finally, enjoy a well-deserved rest at Laginha Beach before beginning the journey back to the airport and your return flight.

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