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Address: Strasse zum Monte Verde von Mindelo, Mindelo, Sao Vicente, Cape Verde

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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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 

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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 

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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!

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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 

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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

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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 

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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...!

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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The car ride up the mountain is a bit hair raising but once at the top the view over the island is beautiful. Be aware that viewing area at the top can be quite windy. The ground is loose stone and rubble so don't go straying too far off the beaten path. Wait for a clear day if you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This is a must do while you are in Sao Vicente. It will give you great all around views as the roads wind throughout the mountain. Try to choose a clear day to go up the mountain for the best views. We were enjoying the views so much we decided to get out of the car and hike up when... More 

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Address: Address: Strasse zum Monte Verde von Mindelo, Mindelo, Sao Vicente, Cape Verde
Location: Africa  >  Cape Verde  >  Sao Vicente  >  Mindelo

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