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Off the coast of Senegal, the archipelago of Cape Verde, where the famous singer Cesaria Evora grew up, is made up of some fifteen islands, each of which offers wild and contrasting landscapes made up of dunes, volcanic landscapes, lush valleys and immaculate beaches which are particularly appreciated as they offer perfect conditions for kitesurfing, windsurfing, diving and many other water sports. From a cultural point of view, the destination is steeped in Portuguese traditions reflecting its history, but it is also marked by influences linked to its location at the crossroads of three continents. Cape Verde will fascinate you with its colours, its warm atmosphere and its gentle way of life.
São Vicente is particularly known for its colorful culture, represented during the Creole carnival, but also during the music festival of Baia das Gatas. It is particularly evident in Mindelo, the largest city on the island, which is considered the cultural center of Cape Verde. The picturesque port city with its African influences is punctuated by 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 highest point of the island with its 750 m of altitude, you will be rewarded with a breathtaking panorama. São Vicente also offers several choices of destinations for your vacation. The village of São Pedro, located in the southwest of the island, has a beautiful beach offering ideal conditions for the practice of water sports such as sailing or surfing, but also for diving and deep-sea fishing. For a family vacation, Baía das Gatas (Cat's Cove) is the best option, because of its good location on the east coast of the island, but also because of its calm and crystal clear waters, sheltered from the winds.
In this harbor city of 75,000 inhabitants, with its beautiful residences, the arts, especially music and literature, are given pride of place. For this reason, Mindelo has been long considered the cultural capital of Cape Verde, but it is also home to monuments and other historical heritages. In addition to the harbor, there are many exciting sites to discover here, such as the Mercado de Peixe fish market, the replica of the Torre de Belém or the bronze bust of Diego Afonso. In the evening, the city comes alive and gives way to a vibrant nightlife that will delight night owls. In discotheques in particular, you will be able to dance until the early hours of the morning to the lively sounds of modern music and Caribbean rhythms. If you are more interested in quiet evenings, you will have the opportunity to taste delicious Cape Verdean specialties in a local restaurant, while enjoying the smooth melody of the music bands that will enliven your meal. Distance from the airport: 10 km
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 € 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).