Mindelo is on the island of São Vicente. Mindelo is the cultural capital of Cape Verde.

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Casa Colonial

Classic Mindelo - in Style and Value. Casa Colonial is a beautifully restored historic home in the heart of Mindelo, the cultural capital of Cape Verde, on the island of São Vicente. The house is one of the oldest homes in the City and is perfectly located in a quiet residential street within meters of the Presidential Palace and the cafés, restaurants, bars, and shops of Rua Lisboa. Mindelo bay, the Marina, the Historic Fort, and Ponta D’Agua resort are 2 mins by foot. Laginha Beach is just 10 mins by foot. Casa Colonial has four large double bedrooms, two reception rooms, a dining room, reading room, study, fully equipped kitchen, utility room, and 4 wet-rooms each with open plan shower and w/c. The accommodation is very flexible with three King-sized 4-poster beds and six large single beds. The house can sleep a maximum of 12 guests in 7 separate rooms and is ideal for couples, families, and groups. All the furniture is handmade from solid mahogany by local, skilled craftsmen. The floors and ceilings throughout the property are mahogany and the kitchen and wet-rooms are finished with local, handmade tiles.

SLEEP   —  +238 9238206 —  Rua 24 de Setembro

Residencial Beleza

Bed and breakfast hotel with wireless internet in all the rooms. There is a cybercafé, a bar where you can try exotic drinks and a restaurant on the terrace of the hotel with a great panoramic view over Mindelo and the sea.

Chave Douro

A basic hostel with rooms for 1-2. Located in the center. You can bargain the price if you stay more than a few days.

SLEEP   —  avenida 5 de Julho


French cuisine with an African touch. Probably the only place in Cape Verde with a kitchen close to fine dining

Restaurant Anchote

Good atmosphere and a great seafood selection. Live music on Saturday nights (100$ surcharge).

La bodeguita de Mindelo

Play urim and listen (or sing!) with capverdians, write your name on the walls.

La bodeguita de Mindelo

Caribbean food. It is common to see Capeverdians play the guitar.

Pizzeria O Cocktail

Nice pizzas. Live music (mornas) on Thursday to Sunday.

EAT   —  Avenida 5 de Julho

Residencial Maravilha

A charming place with friendly management.

SLEEP   —  Map

Quiosque Praça Nova

Outdoor cafe bar in Praça Nova

Mindel Hotel Bar

Has an outside terrace

DRINK   —  Av 5 de Julho

Café Lisboa

70s-80s rock music

DRINK   —  Rua Lisboa

Pica Pau

Excellent lobster

EAT   —  Map

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