Discover the island of Sao Nicolau, visit the forgotten island with us. If you are looking for a real Cape Verde experience Sao Nicolau will be a perfect choice. Situated between Sao Vicente and Sal, the island offers endless hikes for all level of fitness, stuning empty black and white sand beaches and you can encounter some of the friendiest and honest people in all of
The mountainous island is mostly agricultural but is subject to droughts. The flat areas and hills dominate most of the coastline and the central part. A peninsula covers the eastern part of the island.
A great variaty of endemic species are found in the Monte Gordo National Park. The highest point of the island 1312 m above sea level is within the park. Other mountains include Monte Bissau in the central part and Pico do Alberto to the east.
On a clear day You can have a breathtaking view to the island of Raso, Branco, Santa Lucia, Sao Vicente and Santo Antao.
First inhabited in the sixteenth century, its first settlers came from Madeira and Portugal, it is known for its mountains and for its main town, Ribeira Brava, long the seat of the Cape Verde diocese. Its other town is the ferry and the fishing port of Tarrafal. In 1818 a fort would be built at Preguiça to defend from pirate attacks. The seminary was first opened in 1866, the oldest in West Africa. A famine affected the entire island in the 1940s which led to emigration, mainly to São Tomé and Príncipe and the neighbouring island of Sal especially to Espargos where the airport and town would be created.
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