Port

Praia

Cape Verde Islands

Cape Verde’s capital and largest city, Praia (or “beach” in Portuguese), is the islands’ most important cultural center. Most museums, galleries, and other attractions – parks, markets and restaurants – are located in the city’s most central neighborhood, Plateau, while area beaches offer plenty of opportunities for swimming, sunning or water sports. Enjoy stunning views from the Lighthouse Dona Maria Pia or people watch on a stroll along the city’s famed Rue 5 de Julho pedestrian street.


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Excursions

Excursions shown below are a sample of those offered in this Port.

Highlights of Praia & Cidade Velha
Activity Level

Moderate

Duration

4 Hours

Immerse yourself in the fascinating contrasts of Cape Verde with this half-day exploration of Praia, the country's modern capital and economic hub, and Cidade Velha, its oldest settlement and former capital, now recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Read MoreRead Less

Best of Praia
Activity Level

Moderate

Duration

3 1/2 Hours

Discover the fascinating history and local lifestyle of Praia on a guided exploration of its key attractions and landmarks. Highlights include a visit to the Ethnographic Museum, with its rich collection of Cape Verdean artifacts, as well as stops at two bustling marketplaces to experience their unique sights, scents and sounds. Read MoreRead Less

4x4 Island Safari
Activity Level

Moderate

Duration

4 Hours

Hop into a 4x4 vehicle to explore some of Santiago's most scenic places, from picturesque coastal settings to rugged, alpine landscapes, on this exciting half-day, off-road adventure that showcases the island's natural beauty with opportunities to vi sit quaint villages along the way. Read MoreRead Less

Santiago Mosaic
Activity Level

Moderate

Duration

8 Hours

Head to the mountains to discover Santiago from different perspectives on this full-day exploration. Delve into local culture with visits to São Domingos' handicraft center, São Jorge dos Orgãos' botanical garden, Assomada's vibrant market and Tarraf al's beautiful coastal landscape, where a delicious lunch awaits. Read MoreRead Less