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Address: Strasse zum Monte Verde von Mindelo, Mindelo, Sao Vicente, Cape Verde
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Top of the island

Highest point in San Vicente, where you can profit of a privileged view of the island. Make sure it is not cloudy!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Highest point in San Vicente, where you can profit of a privileged view of the island. Make sure it is not cloudy!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The views are slightly obstructed from the peak, as there is a military and communications installation at the top, but the entire trek up the mountain road offers amazing views of the island. Including views of nearby Santo Antao, Santa Luzia, and Mindelo; as well as beach landscapes on the eastern side of the island. This is definitely worth a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

A must do to appreciate just how dry this island is. The road is stable, and narrows in a few spots which can be tricky if passing a bus. Cobble/brick road surface makes it harder to walk up, so driving is recommended. Clouds can be tricky, but apparently come and go quickly so you can head up in clouds and... More 

1 Thank jthollo
Chard, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Reached the summit of the highest point on the island, but cloud came over spoiling the view. Very windy and cool. Lower down on our descent and below the clouds, spectacular views of Mindelo could be seen, a good photo opportunity. Several young people were walking to the summit, but as we were much older, we took a car ride.... More 

Thank jimboj65
Mindelo, Cape Verde
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

it is just great, you can see the whole island of S.Vicente. Anyone visiting Cape Verde should really go to the top of this mountain and enjoy the view!

Thank carlosferrsantos
Mold, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Road signs are lacking in Sao Vicente, so a map and a good sense of direction help. That said the island is small and traffic light outside town. We hired a car in town and drove around the island with several steps in less than 4 hours. The beaches are stunning especially the long one ( Calheta Grande) with sand... More 

Thank KMN04
Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

the high point of mindelo. impressive climbing. It scares when you driving, but its definetely a must see. Should consider including this in your itinerary

1 Thank Michel G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

When visiting Mindelo in the Cape Verde Islands, take a taxi ride (20 Euros return) to the top of Monte Verde for a great view of the Island and surrounding area. We were fortunate enough to arrive on a clear day and have some fantastic panoramic photos from the top. Although there is not much else up there, the trip... More 

1 Thank Mark S
Sacrofano, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

...beautiful view and smell of local plants...! I suggest a visit in this place to enjoy the landscape and take beautiful pictures of Sao Vicente especially mindelo...!

1 Thank Floriana R
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Monte Verde has a different climate to the rest of the island, thanks to the cloud cover and much more frequent rain (I got soaked on my second visit). It's worth keeping an eye on the mountain and taking the opportunity to drive up (or walk up) when you see it's clear. At the top are lots of telecommunications masts... More 

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