The island of Santiago, considered the most African of all, offers a multitude of mountains and valleys, routes and rails, and it receives half the population of the country.
Cradle of cape-verdianity, the island offers a unique cultural, gastronomic and scenic wealth, in addition to beautiful beaches.
Craftwork is a reflection of African, European and American influences, and it’s most expressive forms are "batuk", weaving, tapestry, and various works made from clay.
The Morna, Coladeira, Funaná, Mazurca and Batuque are part of the traditional music of Cape Verde.
It is also here that you can find the memories of other times, in the silence and in the ruins of Cidade Velha or Ribeira Grande de Santiago, the first Portuguese city. It also has beautiful bays. The city was born and developed because of the traffic of blacks, from Africa to American continent.
Praia Baixo and São Francisco, as well as Tarrafal and Ribeira de Prata, are worth a visit and a compulsory dive.
The sucupira market (popular market) is compulsory. The praia city is a conference center and regional and international events.
Do not miss the opportunity to get to know São Domingos valley, Peña d'Antónia (the highest point of the island), and do not miss visiting the Botanical Garden of São Jorge, Rui Vaz, the natural park of serra malagueta, etc.
The island has an international airport with connections to the main emitting markets.