Insider tips

São Vicente, a hidden gem

If you ask people about Cape Verde, the islands of Sal and Boa Vista immediately come to mind.

São Vicente is often less known to tourists which we only see as an advantage.


Everything is still very authentic and simplicity rules.
With just 227 km² it’s is easy to cover in a week, but if you want to take your time and want to immerse fully in the local culture you can easily spend month here as well.

It all depends on how you prefer to travel.


What we love about this island? There’s so many things but let’s just name the most important
ones: the volcanic landscape, the pristine beaches, the hikes off the beaten track and the small
local restaurants tucked away behind colorful facades or in places where you wouldn’t expect
them.

Want to know what you can do on the island? We can help you find the hidden gems, activities and tips for local restaurants. Hereunder you find some options, suitable for guests with or without kids. Some activities are free or included in your stay. Others are paying. Let us know if you need more information about any of them. And yes, doing nothing is allowed as well.