São Vicente is Cape Verde's second most important island and home to its liveliest city, Mindelo. Certainly the bars and nightclubs are more numerous and the restaurants a cut above those in Praia.
An interesting island with a distinctly European flavour which has attracted the attention of musicians intellectuals and artists that mingle with the tourists. There are some good beaches particularly attractive to windsurfs, San Pedro reckoned to be one of the worlds finest for speed windsurfing. Mindelo the main town is relatively lively it has a distinguished air of the Portuguese and Brazilian provinces, yet it was for a long time occupied by the British.
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Baia das Gatas has the safest beach of Sao
Vicente. A lagoon separated naturally from the ocean
by volcanic formation to form a swimming pool.