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The landscape it’s hilly at north and splendid white sand beaches and dunes to south. The only way to reach the island is through “Calhau”, on S.Vicente eastern coast, where it’s possible to rent a fishing boat to transport you to S.Luzia during the day. The trip it’s approximately two hours.?? 

From five miles of S.Vicente, Santa Luzia belongs to the Barlavento Group; with an area of 35km2 and the highest mountains is 395 meters above the sea level. With a dry climate and frequent droughts, the many settlements attempts failed.? 



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Considered an important natural reserve, Santa Luzia is the only uninhabited island. The water scarcity hindered the success of various settlement attempts; the island was once inhabited during the eighteen century, for a small pastoralist, fishing and roccela extractor communities.? 

During the twentieth century, until the sixties, the island was inhabited by a couple, but since then it became inhabited. Although, the human presence it´s still a constant fact. Fishermen from São Vicente, makes few journeys around the island.?? 



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Currently to enter the Full Natural Reserve is mandatory an authorization by the Environmental Protection General Directorate and Management Plan is on final stage to establish the rules and indentify which activates and types of tourism are compatible with environmental preservation and conservation of endemic species.? 

The sea fauna is very rich and diverse. As well its one of the favorites turtles nesting spots, the island surrounding waters are the habitat for many natural fish species and seafood. Entitled as Full Natural Reserve, Santa Luzia and Branco & Raso islets have restricted scientific access, or sometimes educational.