Praia, Santiago / Cape Verde
The island of Santiago of the Cape Verde Islands is the one with the most impressive history and is certainly the "most African" of the islands. In culture, everyday life, the various African and Portuguese influences are visible. The landscape of the island is equally charming and contrasting: rivers, mountains, green areas and beautiful beaches. Dry on the coast and volcanically green in the mountains. The capital Praia is located in the south and the port, surrounded by lively hustle and bustle, is protected by a bay.
Special sights in the big city is a sizzling market, the Sucupira where you can find anything and whixh will quickly captivate you. In addition there are some bars and restaurants that lure with delicious Cape Verdean cuisine. In the evening the typical music is presented and lived. In the nearby Cidade Velha historic buildings invite for visiting. Otherwise you are warmly recommend the natural surroundings. Indescribable are flora and fauna. And of course there are plenty of opportunities for water sport lovers: diving into the exciting underwater world, swimming and surfing.