This island is very cosmopolitan and has a thriving cultural side to it. It has spawned some of the greatest artists of the Cape Verdean music scene. This has led to a bohemian type of community with many artists and musicians populating the island.
Mindelo will not disappoint anyone in search of a hectic nightlife
The carnival in Mindelo 's is something to be seen. There is also an annual festival on the Islands during August called the festival of Baia das Gatas. This is a 3 day festival and is increasingly becoming a international music event.
Capital & Main Port
The capital is Mindelo.
Baia das Gatas has the safest beach of Sao Vicente. There is a natural lagoon which forms a kind of natural swimming pool. The beach of Sao Pedro is also very beautiful. This beach attracts wind surfers as it has excellent conditions and is regarded as one of the best places in the world to practice speed wind surfing.
Sao Pedro beach attracts wind surfers as it has excellent conditions and is regarded as one of the best places in the world to practice speed wind surfing.
Music and Festivals
Sao Vicente is worth a visit for the music alone especially if you are lucky enough to be able to experience the carnival in February or music festival August.