Mindelo has an awesome tropical carnival around february/March. On August there's a festival on the beach with great national and international music. The creole music is great and this is the city where Cesaria Evora,,the Capeverdean international star was born. Mindelo is a city with rich cultural life.The people are beautiful, nice and very welcoming
Hi there, I am planning to go to Cape Verde (Santa Maria, Sal) for New Year. Has anyone been there around NY time? Can you let me know what to expect from the weather and what activities you can do? Also, how is New Year celebration on the Island? Cheers :)
Mindelo is a perfect Island for people that like culture, night live and for people that loves carnival. It also has some buildings that reminds the Portugues colonianlism. And because of their opening to the world the peolpe from Mindelo are very kind to new comers. On augost they have an international festival where its possible to see how the peolpe from Mindelo, and Cape Verde, really are.
I spent a week on Sal and there is nothing there unless you like to stay in a hotel all the time. I'm easy going and make the best of things so we did, but I certainly wouldn't go there again. We did have a trip on a small plane to another island, it was a little better but there isn't really anywhere to go without a guide and even then, there is very little to see. Sal means salt of course and that is the best way to discribe it, people were lovely though.