"Praia - The Capital of Cabo Verde" Praia by stigel

Praia Travel Guide: 18 reviews and 27 photos

Praia is the largest city in Cape Verde and also its capital with around 100000 inhabitants. It has a lot more "african" atmosphere than other Cape Verdean towns that remind you more of Portugal than Africa.

I spent two great years in Praia in 97-98 and really got to know and like the place. There is not a huge amount of sights but the climate is absolutely perfect and people are friendly!

The city makes a great base for excursions on the island, the nature is quite spectacular - the highest peak is 1394 meters.

The new airport that will allow jets will hopefully be connected to Lisbon non-stop making the trip a bit more hassle free.

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  • Lunaina's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2007 at 11:40 AM

    Nice tips on Praia. We are thinking about a holiday to Cabo Verde?! Recuerdos Roel

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2005 at 5:59 PM

    Nice page.

  • Aurorae's Profile Photo
    May 29, 2004 at 9:38 AM

    Quisiera visitar Cabo Verde algun dia, ojala! Tienes una pagina muy bonita aqui. Como te gusta Cesaria Evora? :) Ella es de Cabo Verde, y yo la adoro! Su musica es tan alegre!


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