Discover Santiago Island Cape Verde

Santiago "the African" is the most populated island, and the one that holds all the characteristics of the Cape Verde in its scenery and population. However, not many interesting sites can be found there, apart from Cidade Velha (the old town, which marks the first settlement of the Portuguese colonialists), a few miles away from Praia; the beach of Tarrafal, in the north; and the town of Assomada, in the centre (best to visit on market days). It is not worth lingering in Praia, the capital (the only interesting area being the historical centre, located on the plateau). You can, however, make the most of a stay in Praia to discover the numerous facets of Cape Verdean music in the numerous bars and nightclubs.

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    Santiago, Cape Verde's largest island

    The country's political and administrative centre, it was named Santiago in remembrance of the day on which it was discovered.

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    Santiago Island, Cape Verde

    A fascinating view of a pier on Cape Verde's largest island.

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    Santiago Island
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    Santiago Island
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    Santiago Island
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  • Santiago Island, Landscapes, Cape Verde
    Santiago Island
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  • Holiday to Tui Blue Cabo Verde in SANTA MARIA (CAPE VERDE) for 3 nights (AI) departing from MAN on 09 Jul
    - Cape Verde
    Holiday to Tui Blue Cabo Verde in SANTA MARIA (CAPE VERDE) for 3 nights (AI) departing from MAN on 09 Jul
    TUI
    £1354
    4days / 3nights
  • Holiday to Robinson Club Cabo Verde in SANTA MARIA (CAPE VERDE) for 3 nights (AI) departing from MAN on 09 Jul
    - Cape Verde
    Holiday to Robinson Club Cabo Verde in SANTA MARIA (CAPE VERDE) for 3 nights (AI) departing from MAN on 09 Jul
    TUI
    £1534
    4days / 3nights
  • Holiday to Tui Blue Cabo Verde in SANTA MARIA (CAPE VERDE) for 3 nights (AI) departing from LGW on 31 Aug
    - Cape Verde
    Holiday to Tui Blue Cabo Verde in SANTA MARIA (CAPE VERDE) for 3 nights (AI) departing from LGW on 31 Aug
    TUI
    £1560
    4days / 3nights

Cape Verde : Discover our cities

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    Boa Vista
  • Sal Island
    Sal Island
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    Sao Vicente
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    Praia
  • Island of Santo Antão
    Island of Santo Antão
  • Mindelo
    Mindelo
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    Sal Rei
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    Santa Maria
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