About São Vicente
São Vicente Cape Verde (Portuguese for “Saint Vincent”) is one of the westerly Cape Verde islands. It is a stepping-stone to the most westerly of the islands, Santo Antão. The beaches, as with the other islands in the archipelago, are plentiful. At São Pedro the beach is a windsurfers paradise and one of the best for speed windsurfing (best conditions Nov-Apr) and to the southeast of São Pedro there are beautiful, deserted beaches of fine white coral, surrounded by the reddish brown scree on the mountains. Osprays can be seen gliding above the water.
Culture is a feature of São Vicente. Whilst the main town of Mindelo is the hub, cultural events can be found throughout the island. The Baía das Gatas (The Bay of Cats) festival and one of the very few Gay Pride celebrations to be held in Africa take place on São Vicente. The climate provides an all-year destination for those seeking sun and warmth.