A few days back I visited the tropical heaven of Sao Vicente. I spent my time exploring the various attractions the place has to offer. Apart from the beaches, there are also some historical monuments. I spend time discovering the natural lagoons of the island that offers various great conditions for water sports such as windsurfing, swimming, and snorkeling. You can take a tour of the nearby island with the help of a ferry. Here are the places that you can visit when you are in Sao Vicente.
This is a small fishing village. From Mindelo, it takes around 30 minutes to reach this place. During the week, the place is almost empty. A tourist does not frequent this place. There might be some surfers patiently waiting for the ideal wave. However, it is better to visit on a Sunday because there are some excellent fish restaurants. I had a Sunday brunch and the food was unforgettably delicious.
- Monte Verde
Till now it is the best hiking trail to be found in Monte Verde. This is the highest mountains which live up to its name. As a matter of fact, it is one of the mountains with lush greenery. A paved road will take you up the peak that is covered in parabolas and antennas. It is easy to hike and you will take about 2 hours in order to reach the peak. The top offers a panoramic view of Sao Vicente. For me, this was a great way to disconnect from the tumult of the city.
- Sao Pedro
This is a great getaway destination for the local people. The beach is large and mostly empty. Sao Pedro has managed to preserve its fishing atmosphere. Moreover, it is popular for its ideal condition of windsurfing. You can rent boards at the station but make sure you have experienced since the winds are pretty strong.