Mindelo is Cabo Verde's second biggest city, and kwown as the cultural capital of Cabo Verde.
The city has earned this status thanks to the huge events that take place there each year. Although the Baia das Gatas festival takes place in the village of the same name, it's existence is attributed to Mindelo's vibrant scene that produces many talented musicians.
Cabo Verde's most important entertainer, Cesaria, was from Mindelo. So were and are many other very well known and loved musicians. Nightlife in the city continues to attract visitors who come to enjoy live music events. These happen in many different places in and around Morada, the city center, especially on the weekends.
More than 90% of the population of São Vicente island live in Mindelo. The city definitely is one of the places you have to visit when traveling to Cabo Verde, but the villages outside the city are just as interesting. Although most people who travel to Soncent go on an island tour to see more than Mindelo, few people choose to stay in one of the villages. A missed opportunity.
One of the villages of the island of São Vicente is São Pedro. It's located a few minutes from the international airport. Like the other places around the island, São Pedro is traditional fishermen village. To this day, fishing is the main occupation and income source for people who live here.
Living in the village means you get to watch them work daily, while enjoying the peace and quiet on one of the most beautiful beaches of the entire country. 15 minutes from the city life is very different, making it a perfect place for someone looking for a new experience.
More people have noticed the beauty of São Pedro in recent years. It currently has a small eco-hotel and B&B. The other side of the village (also on a mountainside), which can be reached by road but also by crossing the beach, has been developing as well. Next to the Foya Branca hotel, there are new projects being built. One of them is São Pedro village, a modern apartment complex.
It's on this side that you can go on a beautiful walk along the cliffs of São Pedro, to reach the historic Dona Amelia lighthouse.
- 3 Bed penthouse with sea views in Sao Pedro Sao Vicente Cape Verde
- Size 81.85m2 (Including balcony)
- Purchase includes additional roof terrace of 40m2 directly above the apartment\
- 3 bedrooms
- Large dining and living area
- 2 bathrooms (one en-suite) with showers
- Kitchen with oven, fridge, washing machine, marble work surface
- Remote control ceiling fans in each bedroom and living room
- The apartment has a 180 degree see view protected from future building work.
- Phone entry system
- 10 Minutes from the international airport
- 2 Minutes from the beach
- 15 Minutes drive from the city of Mindelo
Local Hiace drivers provide regular daily transportation from Mindelo to São Pedro and vice versa, during the day. There is no fixed schedule, but drivers wait until the vans are full enough to start driving. You can catch the Hiace at Praça Estrela square in Mindelo's city center. There are supermarkets around Praça Estrela and a market right on the square.
Price: € 1, one way trip.
Taxi's can easily be taken in and around Mindelo's city center. Price to and from São Pedro is € 10. It's best to have a taxi driver's phone number if you need a taxi from the village to the city.
There are different car rental and scooter rental services in Mindelo for people who would prefer to have their own transportation.