Cape Verde, Mindelo Guide (B): 6 Things to Do in Sao Vicente, Cape Verde
São Vicente is much more than Mindelo! Although 93% of the island's population live in its capital, São Vicente has a lot to offer to its visitors. And if you need to disconnect from the city's tumult and its almost infinite leisure options, then an excursion to the country side of São Vicente is exactly what you need.
Calhau is a little fishing village on the east coast of São Vicente. It takes you 30 min. to get there from Mindelo byaluguer (departing from Praca d'Estrela, 1.50€). During the week, Calhau is almost desert. Not many tourists get lost here, except maybe some surfers waiting for the perfect wave on Praia Grande. But on Sundays, Calhau attracts many visitors due to its excellent fish restaurants. The most famous ones are "Hamburg" and "Chez Loutcha". "Hamburg" is known all over the island for its delicious seafood and fish barbecue. The baby octopus were amazing and portions are huuuge. You'll leave "Hamburg" as a very happy person!
"Chez Loutcha" offers a traditional buffet and live Capeverdean music on Sundays. A free transport departs a 12.30 at Loutcha restaurant on Praca d'Estrela in Mindelo and brings you back after lunch. For 18€ you'll have a Sunday brunch of a lifetime! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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