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Cape Verde is made up of around fifteen islands located around 460 kilometres off the western coast of Africa. Dream beaches and omnipresent sun - 350 days of sunshine a year! - make this archipelago an unmissable destination for a worry-free beach holiday. The diversity of its undersea world will enchant lovers of diving, while the great range of water sports promises lively holidays for young and old.
São Vincente is particularly well known for its colourful culture, which is represented during the Creole carnival, but also during the Baia das Gatas music festival. It is particularly evident in Mindelo, the island's largest city, which is considered the cultural centre of Cape Verde. The picturesque port city with its African influences is set to the rhythm of the inimitable sounds of the Cape Verdean guitar. But this is not its only asset, the island also has a varied landscape and an incredible environment. If you are brave enough to climb the imposing reddish-brown Monte Verde, which remains the island's highest point at 750m, you will be rewarded with a breathtaking panorama. São Vincente also offers several choices of holiday destinations. The village of São Pedro, located in the southwest of the island, has a beautiful beach offering ideal conditions for water sports such as sailing and surfing, as well as diving and deep sea fishing. For a family holiday, Baía das Gatas (Cat's Cove) is the best option, due to its good location on the east coast of the island, but also thanks to its calm and crystal clear waters, sheltered from the winds.
In this port city of 75,000 inhabitants, with its beautiful mansions, the arts, especially music and literature, are given pride of place. For this reason, Mindelo has long been regarded as the cultural capital of Cape Verde, but it also has a wealth of monuments and other historical legacies. In addition to the harbour, there are many other exciting sights to discover here, such as the Mercado de Peixe fish market, the replica of the Torre de Belém and the bronze bust of Diego Afonso. In the evening, the city comes alive with a lively nightlife that will delight night owls. In the discotheques in particular, you can dance until the early hours of the morning to the lively sounds of modern music and Caribbean rhythms. If you prefer a quiet evening, you can enjoy delicious Cape Verdean specialities in a local restaurant, while listening to the soft melody of the music bands that will enhance your meal.
Compulsory ecological tax: this tax is applicable will be invoiced directly in the hotels. The following terms and conditions apply:
• 220.00 CVE (approx. 2,-) per person/night up to a maximum of 10 nights per person/stay
• this tourist tax does not apply to children under 16 years of age
Compulsory airport security tax: this tax of 31.00 euros per person is already included in the price of the package, except for last-minute trips and air-only flights (tax to be paid on site).