Mindelo on the island São Vicente is the second largest city of Cape Verde with over 80.000 inhabitants. The city is known as the cultural capital of the archipelago and, although tourism is small, the city draws increasing number of tourists. This fall TUI-Fly will start operating weekly flights to Mindelo from Amsterdam, Mindelo is the cultural heart of Cape Verde.
Mindelo is a “must visit” when you go to Cape Verde
We at Villa St. Aubyn here in Mindelo are proud of what we do. We started one of the first Boutique Hotels in Sao Vicente back in 2008. Since the beginning we’ve aimed at providing excellent customer experience for fair prices. Affordable luxury as we like to call it.
In some of the better hotels in Mindelo one easily pays over 100 euro per night for a room. We think we can do better and therefore offer you not a room but our entire exclusive suite at a rate of merely 90 per night.
There are many reasons to travel to São Vicente – Mindelo. Not only the year round sunshine, the beautifull people, the music, fresh seafood and many celebrations. But also Mindelo is the gateway, the only way in fact, to travel to the wonderous island of Santo Antão.
Mindelo is a city of many special secret places. It is not always easy to find these spots, but when you do, they are precious surprises. In this article, five special secret spots in Mindelo you definitely don’t want to miss out on.
Mindelo – São Vicente is well known as the cultural capital of the Cape Verde islands. The people on the island live for family, good music,food and dance. The island is in the North West of the archipelago and just opposite of the island of Santo Antão. A short impression of Mindelo – São Vicente in these 12 pictures:
Have you ever heard of Mindelo São Vicente? São Vicente is an island about 950 kilometres west of Senegal and part of the Cabo Verde archipelago. On São Vicente about 80.000 people share a love for music, dance and culture. It is the cultural capital of the Cabo Verde islands and a place you want to put high up your bucket list!
This weekend the full moon Baia das Gatas festival is celebrated in Saõ Vicente. Baia (Bahia) das Gatas is Saõ Vicente’ s biggest annual music festival. And where Mindelo carnival is mostly about eyecandy, Baia das Gatas is all about music.
Cape Verde weather has some surprises which are not well known. It harbors some amazing micro climates across the islands. These micro climates cause green hillsides to coexist next to dry desert like planes. Yes, Cape Verde weather is great. It offers year round sunshine, nice temperatures and a dry climate. But there is more to the story than just that…
‘There’s an old saying which states the Cape Verde Islands are home to a greater number of musicians per square kilometer than any other country in the world. In truth, such a definitive claim may be nigh on impossible to prove. But there is a certain factual accuracy behind the legend: the important and proud relationship the Atlantic island country of just 500,000 people has with music.
…few countries have the same natural resources for music as Cape Verde.’