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A quick glance of the small island of Mindelo- Sao Vicente

Praia da Laginha also known as Lajinha, Matiota or Che Guevara, s a beach and a neighbourhood... read more

Reviewed April 19, 2018
San Mateo, Philippines
beautiful beach - a bit windy but gorgeous

it’s an amazing beach i would make a few suggestions - chase the few dogs that sit around - clean... read more

Reviewed December 31, 2017
Daniel S
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Sao Vicente, Cape Verde
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Reviewed April 19, 2018

Praia da Laginha also known as Lajinha, Matiota or Che Guevara, s a beach and a neighbourhood located about 2 km north of the downtown area of Mindelo on the island of São Vicente in Cape Verde. Not a really a big beach but it's...More

1  Thank Zhabrina
Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

it’s an amazing beach i would make a few suggestions - chase the few dogs that sit around - clean the beach more regularly - add free weights (just like in ilha do sal santa maria) next to that place where there are some bars...More

1  Thank Daniel S
Reviewed November 2, 2017

The beach is withing the walking distance from the center of Mindelo. White sand with small stones and blue water, but not as clear as in Sal. The beach is not very big, but a very nice one still. Be careful leaving your bags unattended,...More

Thank WildSpiritGotFree
Reviewed August 3, 2017

This is the best beach in the country for real swimming training as there are no currents. You can do 'lengths' of the beach in this wonderful sea! The lifeguards, who are all very friendly, will also give you tips on Cape Verdean life and...More

2  Thank Ilhadomaio
Reviewed March 15, 2017

Sweet beach but the Atlantic winds makes it uncomfortable to sit on as your skin gets sand blasted. It does have a couple of nice beach bars with more just over the road.

Thank gpr
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

Probably the only real sandy beach where swimming is safe on Sao Vicente. Not at all crowded, still windy and for some a rather industrial outlook as it looks over the harbour entrance. Beware the sun is fierce and masked by the 'sea breeze' A...More

2  Thank Chris W
Reviewed February 15, 2017

The most wonderful sand! Wonderful wiew, and often.. Wonderful empty! With ONLY one place for sunchairs and two restaurants! Turquis water!

1  Thank Reidun E
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

One of the most beautiful beaches I've been to. The sand is white and the sea amazingly blue. Great hangout for a lazy beach day. There are 2 good restaurants at this beach from which one has beach beds as well.

1  Thank JVerboven
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Avoid the Island Sao Vincente Not a destination with the family Laginha is the only one place on the island where you swim! The view is wrong, the view is in front boats, beach not clean

Thank ChennaiExpress91
Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

Praia da Laginha is the only city beach in Mindelo. It is clean, has white sand and a calm sea (it is inside the big protected harbour/bay of Mindelo). On each end of the beach is a beach bar. One of them has a restaurant...More

1  Thank Martina188
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