Located five miles from the island of São Vicente, the island of Santa Luzia belongs to the group of the islands of the Barlavento, and has an area of 35 km2, with the highest point being 395 meters above sea level. With a dry climate and frequent periods of drought, the various attempts of settlement of the island ended up failing. The landscape, made up of steep hills to the north and splendid white sandy beaches and dunes to the south. The only way to get to the island is through the "Calhau", on the eastern coast of São Vicente, where it is possible to rent a fishing boat during the day that will transport you to Santa Luzia. The crossing is approximately two hours each way.