Your in Sao Vicente why not go to the highest point of the island an get a great view of Mindelo and on a clear day Santo Antao??? This is a nice place to visit but don't be fooled it is nothing compared to Santo Antao. It takes about 20 to 25 minutes to get from the heart of the city to the top of 'Monte' by car. You don't need a guide. The coolest thing about Mt. Verde is that it has its own micro climate. So you will see green. That is a welcome change from the brown that is Sao Vicente. If you are in Mindelo for a day or more go up there and check it out.