Beaches, Villages and Monte Verde (excludes city)

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Marvel at our coasts, take a swim or put your feet in the sand of our contrasting sandy beaches. Experience life in the Villages, and the best panoramic view of the Island from the top of Monte Verde.


  • Drive to Monte Verde, 774m or 2,539ft, Discover the lived in villages
  • Enjoy a cup of tea or try the tea liquor at Monte Verde Tea House
  • Swim in the clear blue lagoon at Baía das Gatas, or relax on the beach
  • Discover our Agricultural Oasis on the Island, and farm animals
  • Stop for lunch at traditional restaurant


Get picked up from your accommodation in Mindelo and head out of the city for an exciting day of exploring more of São Vicente! Let’s go sightseeing to our stunning coastal beaches, learn about our culture and daily lifestyle on the Villages of São Vicente. Take a scenic drive to the southwestern part of our Island, visit our busy fishing village and stretched out coastal beach of São Pedro / Santo André; see the village in action! Departing to Calhau, you will drive on the old cobblestone road; visit the agricultural Valley of Calhau where you will see and smell our Islands Traditional Farming activities, vegetation, animals, water wells, and old iron windmills, also home of Vulcao Viana. We will make a stop for lunch at the best restaurant on the Island. After lunch, we head on along the majestic coastal road of Praia Grande / Norte Baia, the coastline here is sweeping of majestic white sand dunes and black volcanic mountains, with gorgeous changing blue waters. At our famous beach of Baia das Gatas, enjoy a swim or dive off of the trampolim into the clear blue lagoon. Head to the town of Salamansa, this is a charming, lively fishing village; people are busy here with the day to day lifestyle, and always happy to welcome guests! Also at Salamansa you will find our windsurfing, and kitesurfing activities, along with charming local places to stop for a refreshing beverage on the beach. Last, but not least, Monte Verde, 774m or 2,539ft, the highest point of Sao Vicente, at the summit we will enjoy a cup of locally grown tea or coffee at the Tea House, while taking in the spectacular views of the Island; On a clear day you will see the Islands of Santo Antão, São Nicolau, Santa Luzia, Ilhéu Raso and Branco - Mindelo and the Coastal beaches are stunning from the top! Return to Mindelo after a fantastic day of exploring the best of São Vicente!


Pick up and drop off at accommodation in Mindelo Private transportation Professional Tour Guide (English, French, Portuguese and Spanish) Tea, coffee or local tea tasting at Tea house on Monte Verde Liability insurance

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