Monday, 27 May 2019

Sao Nicolau

Island Characteristics
Sao Nicolau offers breathtaking rugged volanic landscapes which attracts many hikers. It is a quiet island with small communities along the coastal regions.

Capital & Main Port

Sao Nicolao

Vila de Ribeira Brava is the capital of the island. There are 2 mountain ranges (highest point 1,312m) on the island and Vila de Ribeira Brava sits in between the two. The main port is Tarrafal.

Tourist Activities


The bay of Tarrafal has a large stock of fish, so much so that this has attracted tourist fishing trips trying to land a Blue Marlin.  Dolphins frequent the shore here and are regularly seen by fishermen. Fishing trips are provided by local fishermen.


There is extensive hiking trails in Sao Nicolau.

Bird Watching

There is a small island off the coast which can only be accessed by local fishing boat. This Island is home to a wide range of bird species including the Cape Verdean Lark. The island is of Raso is served only by local fishing boat from Tarrafal on the island of Sao Nicolau. Amongst other birds, the island is the home to the Cape Verdean Lark.


Sao Nicolao

Sao Nicolao