Half Day Island Tour, Best of São Vicente, Highlights

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Discover the vibrant cultural capital of Cabo Verde! Explore bustling colorful markets, lively streets of Mindelo, visit Monte Verde, Villages, Swim in the crystal blue waters of our stunning beaches.

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  • Visit the old pirate fort
  • Market Visits (Fish, Municipal/Vegetable & Fruits, African)
  • Drive to the highest point of our Island, Monte Verde, 774m or 2,539ft
  • Enjoy a cup of Tea at Teahouse on Monte Verde
  • Have a swim or dive off of the trampolim into the clear blue lagoon at the beach


Get picked up from your accommodation for an exciting day of exploring and learning more about São Vicente’s history, culture and daily lifestyle! Depart to our Islands Old Fort, Fortim del Rei where you will have phenomenal views of the Bay City of Mindelo and our popular city Beach, Laginha. Take a walk through the city where you will visit the Cultural Center to observe the current talent on display, walk through the bustling markets of Mindelo; Fish, Municipal (vegetable / fruits) and African* (Closed on Sundays). Departing the city we will pass by the home of our famous Barefoot Diva, Cesária Évora, taking a scenic drive through the mountains to 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! Head to the town of Salamansa, this is a charming, lively fishing village; people are busy here, with the village lifestyle, and always happy to welcome guests! Also, at Salamansa you will find our windsurfing, and kitesurfing activities with local places to stop for a refreshing beverage on the beach. At our famous beach of Baia das Gatas, enjoy a swim or dive off of the trampolim into the clear blue lagoon. 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 or Coffee at Monte Verde Teahouse Liability insurance

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