"Cape Vert main island" Ilha de São Tiago by bambino36

Ilha de São Tiago Travel Guide: 8 reviews and 10 photos

This is the main island in Cape Vert and where the country capital is, Cidade da Praia.

It's possible to see some old colonial constructions and the portuguese trace still exists.

As in the other islands I noticed soil erosion. It seemed the demand for wood used as fuel has resulted in deforestation and desertification.

The people

The main resource in Cape Vert is the people, a mixture of different cultures, mainly southern european and african. The people is very friendly and very traditional. The music has a strong influence. There are a few local genres of music like morna and funana. Morna is the very soul of Cape Vert

  • Last visit to Ilha de São Tiago: Dec 1997
  • Intro Updated Nov 19, 2004
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  • rozehill's Profile Photo
    Jun 22, 2007 at 9:56 PM

    This town and area looks very peaceful, great pictures.

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Aug 3, 2005 at 4:09 PM

    What a beautiful place! Hope I'll make it there one day!

  • diageva's Profile Photo
    Dec 14, 2004 at 12:39 PM

    Que bonita Cabo Verde :)))) bonitas fotos, especialmente la de los pescadores ... saludos vecino

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