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The trail up to the lighthouse has been upgraded a bit -- still vertiginous, above a breathtaking rocky coast. A 30-45 minute walk, not too, but narrow and often quite windy.
In a nutshell, totally worth it -- have lunch at the Santo André Restaurant...More
This is paradise! An empty sandy beach with light blue/green water. You can clearly see the bottom of the ocean even when in depth. If you stay in Mindelo, take a taxi and ask him to leave you in the beah for a couple of...More
On our first day in Mindelo we took a taxi past the airport to the Foya Branca Resort. From there we started walking on a beautiful path in the cliffs above the sea towards the lighthouse of Ponta do Farol. After about 30 minutes -...More
I visited this beach for half a day and enjoyed it. On a Monday morning, there was nobody in sight on the whole beach. The sand is very soft and a mixture of black sand and yellow sand. The waves are quite strong, so do...More
This is mainly for relaxing BY the beach and not really for swimming. You can walk and also lay on the sand but it seems water streams (even when the sea it's relatively calm) are tricky and not the safest. If you are into surfing...More
It is a long white sand beach. The sea is blue turquoise with waves that makes the swim more fun than the average swimming pool like beaches. every morning the fishermans unload the catch of the day, which is always fun to watch...one feels so...More
This beach is like 20 minutes from Mindelo city center. It's very easy to get to and don't really need to stay at the resort hotel here. This seems to be a good beach for wind surfers. It was nice and quiet when we visited.