Island of Santiago

Island of Santiago

Things to do - general

Santiago (Portuguese for “Saint James”), or Santiagu in Cape Verdean Creole, is the largest island of Cape Verde, its most important agricultural centre and home to half the nation’s population.

Santiago is located between the islands of Maio (40 km west) and Fogo (50 km east) and is one of the Sotavento. It was the first of the islands to be settled, the town of Cidade Velha being founded as Riberia Grande in 1462. It is also home to the nation’s capital city of Praia and to one of the islands’ four international airports, Praia International Airport, 3 km from the capital (IATA airport code: RAI, Praia).

In the north of Santiago (74km from Praia) is the most touristic place of the Island in the fisher town Tarrafal, known for his white palm tree beach and his quite life in town.

Take some impressions with the following Photo Slideshow of Santiago

Unfortunately there are no hotels at this location at the moment.

Unfortunately there are no self-catering offers at this location at the moment.

05_Gon-Gon - the "King-Track"

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The valey of Gon-gon named by the bird Gon-gon is a very impressing valey and the hike has very spec More info
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03_Hiking with Lunch at Farmer House

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Walk with us in the mountains of Serra Malagueta and have lunch at an organic farm. In the valley of More info
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01_Santiago North Island Tour

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Individual Tour in small Group The Tour will stay in Santiago-North with the following highlights: More info
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02_Serra Malagueta to Mato Brasil

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On this beautiful hike you will walk from Serra Malagueta to Achada Lagoa and to Mato Brasil. The tr More info
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