14 days in Sao Vicente & Santo Antao Itinerary

14 days in Sao Vicente & Santo Antao Itinerary

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Mindelo
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Santo Antao
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Mindelo

— 4 nights
Situated on the northern tip of Sao Vicente island, the lively port town of Mindelo envelops crescent-shaped Porto Grande Bay and houses almost all of the island's population.
We've included these beaches for you: Sao Pedro Beach and Praia de Bote. Discover out-of-the-way places like Art D’Cretcheu and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Laginha, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Verde, get into the urban bustle at Positivos, and hunt for treasures at Mercado de Peixe.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mindelo itinerary app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Mindelo is an approximately 92-hour travel. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Mindelo due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in February; daily highs in Mindelo reach 29°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Santo Antao.

Things to do in Mindelo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Santo Antao

— 8 nights

Island of the Mountains

The second-largest island in Cape Verde and the westernmost of Africa, Santo Antao offers dizzying sights of highlands ruptured with canyons, valleys, and gorges.
Get outdoors at Cova - Krater and Paul Tal. There's more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Fontes Pereira de Melo Lighthouse and don't miss a visit to Porto Novo-Ribeira Grande Road.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Santo Antao travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Mindelo to Santo Antao takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in February, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 22nd (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Santo Antao

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Sao Vicente travel guide

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Mountains · Monuments · Beaches
Island of Port Grande
Many locals regard Sao Vicente as a gathering place for the nation's greatest artists and philosophers. For visitors on vacation in Sao Vicente, the island represents a tropical heaven filled with shimmering volcanic beaches, historic monuments, and British colonial architecture. You can spend your time exploring the island's natural lagoons, which offer excellent conditions for all sorts of waters sports, like swimming, windsurfing, and snorkeling. Besides visiting the buzzing restaurants, nightclubs, and pubs, your Sao Vicente itinerary can also include tours of the nearby islands, accessible by ferry services.