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Mindelo

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Situated on the northern tip of Sao Vicente island, the lively port town of Mindelo envelops crescent-shaped Porto Grande Bay and houses almost all of the island's population. Fringed by mountains, Mindelo enjoys a rare, pleasantly dry climate, with the average temperature barely fluctuating throughout the year. Considered a cultural hub of Cape Verde, the city plays home to traditional musicians and lively, vibrant carnivals. On a tour of Mindelo, you'll encounter quaint colonial architecture, a burgeoning nightlife and dining scene, as well as a picturesque harbor and waterfront promenade. Mindelo is in Sao Vicente. Add Mindelo and other Cape Verde destinations to your travel plans using our Cape Verde trip itinerary planner.
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Mindelo boasts a wide variety of accommodations across all price ranges, clustered mainly in the town's historic center and along the moon-shaped coastline. For atmospheric lodgings, look for boutique hotels and guesthouses in the historic district, often situated in restored colonial-era buildings. Mid-range and budget-friendly options mostly consist of charming bed and breakfasts, simple guesthouses, and rental apartments.
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