The island of São Vicente is best known for its culture, music and carnival.
This cultural island with its vibrant capital Mindelo is one of those places, with a full calendar of activities and events. Whether its the elaborate Carnival festivities in February or the Baia das Gatas full moon party in August with lots of music and dancing, there’s always something going on.
Music plays an important role in the island’s existence and every evening, you’ll find local musicians jamming in the restaurants or small music venues. The famous ‘Queen of Morna’ Cesária Évora was born on the island and a sightseeing tour of Mindelo will always end in a visit to a guitar-making workshop.
The island is a great base to island-hop by ferry to neighbouring Santo Antão