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Considered the most African island, where the contrasts are clear, Santiago offer mountains and valleys, paths and trails in the largest island where half of the archipelago population lives.? 

Cradle of Cape Verde, the island offers a rich culture, gastronomy and unique landscape and beautiful beaches as well. It’s also here where you will find memories of the past, silence and the ruins of Cidade Velha, former Ribeira Grande, and the first Portuguese city in the archipelago. Santiago own beautiful bays and coves. São Martinho, Praia-Baixo and São Francisco, as well Tarrafal and Ribeira Prata, worth a visit… and a mandatory swim. The Sucupira’s Market (Popular Market) and fresh
goods market in Praia are obligatory to visit. Praia is becoming a Conference Center for Regional and International Events. The island has an international airport and Port, connected to the main markets. Come and involve with the contagious magic of the archipelago’s most African island.? 



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Cape Verdean artistic multiplicity has a strong expression in Praia. There is a great offer of restaurants, bars, museums and cultural activities, sports and leisure as well.? 

In the restaurant’s the gastronomy is wide and with unique flavors, from dishes like cachupa to fish dishes such as fish and seafood, and always with live music on the side during the weekend. Give a tour in Plateau, the city center, and meet the rush in the mystical restaurant “Quintal da Música”, which offers unforgettable entertaining evenings, full of flavors aromas and artistic wealth.? 



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Beyond the Praia hustle and bustle, Santiago is a mountainous island, with volcanic rocks and lush green valleys. In this journey, pay a visit in the colorful Assomada’s market an important commercial center, with singular environment, a combination between country and city.? 

Visit also S.Domingos valley, Pico d’Antonia (island highest mountain), and also don’t forget to visit S.Jorge Botanical Graden, “Rui Vaz”, Serra Malagueta Natural Park, Calheta de São Miguel and Santa Cruz, and also São Lourenço dos Órgãos and São Salvador do Mundo.? 



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Santiago is the island of all contrasts, form the mild temperatures beaches, throughout unique landscapes, rural features and fragments of history that take us to a far past. Meet the cradle of Cape Verdean nationality - Cidade Velha- where the imposing São Felipe Royal Fort rules.? 

Visit Santiago it’s discover the country roots, and the settlement marks, meanwhile you are involving into the morabeza and batuque. It’s mandatory a visit to the Rabelados Comunity (that was isolated for many year with an ancestral living). After a pleasant journey through the island, we reach a bay surrounded by coconut trees, which is one of the most scenic beaches of the country: Tarrafal. This municipality it’s located in the north of the island, where is also located the former Tarrafal Prison, now a museum. Built by the Portuguese government in 1936, the Criminal Colony of Tarrafal, also known as “Tarrafal Camp”, was during several years a place of atrocities and Human Right Violations until its closing in 1954.?