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Mindelo is a vibrant port city located in the northern part of the island of São Vicente in Cape Verde. It is the second-largest city in the nation, with a population of around 100,000 people. Mindelo is known for its lively nightlife, colorful architecture, and beautiful beaches. The city is situated on a natural harbor that was once an important stopover point for ships traveling between Europe and the Americas.

Mindelo is known for its unique blend of African, European, and Brazilian cultures, which can be seen in the city’s architecture, music, and cuisine. The city is home to a number of colonial-era buildings, including the Church of Nossa Senhora do Rosário, a 19th-century church built in the neoclassical style. The city also has several museums and galleries, including the Fernando Pessoa Museum, which pays tribute to the famous Portuguese poet.

Mindelo has a long and rich history. In the 19th century, the city was an important port for the slave trade. It was also an important port for the whaling industry and was a major hub for the transatlantic shipping trade. In the 20th century, Mindelo was the center of a vibrant music scene, and it was the birthplace of the popular morna music style.

Today, Mindelo is a popular tourist destination, and the city has a number of hotels, restaurants, and bars. The city is a great place to explore, with its cobblestone streets, colorful buildings, and beautiful beaches. The city also hosts a number of festivals and events throughout the year, including the annual Carnival celebration. Mindelo is a great place to experience the culture and history of Cape Verde.

Excursion tips for a day in Mindelo

As a tourist in Mindelo in Cape Verde, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in a day. Here are some of the top activities to consider:

1. Visit the Mercado Municipal to experience local culture and shop for souvenirs.

2. Spend some time at the Praia Laginha beach to relax and take in the stunning views.

3. Take a guided tour of the historic city center and explore the colonial-style architecture.

4. Visit the Mindelo Cultural Centre to learn about the city's vibrant art and music scene.

5. Enjoy a traditional Cape Verdean meal at one of the many local restaurants.

6. Take a boat trip to explore the nearby islands and beaches.

7. Visit the Monte Cara viewpoint for stunning views of the city and the surrounding countryside.

8. Take a guided tour of the nearby mountains and explore the unique flora and fauna.

9. Spend the day hiking in the hills and explore the natural beauty of the area.

10. Visit the local museums to learn about the history and culture of Cape Verde.

Experience Mindelo with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Mindelo. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Mindelo

Mindelo, Cape Verde has a warm, dry climate throughout the year, with temperatures rarely dropping below 20°C (68°F). In the summer months (May-October) temperatures can reach up to 30°C (86°F) with low humidity and plenty of sunshine. The winter months (November-April) are slightly cooler, with temperatures around 25°C (77°F) and more humidity. Rainfall is minimal, with the rainy season occurring in August and September. Overall, Mindelo has a pleasant, sunny climate throughout the year, making it a great destination for year-round holidaymakers.

Cruise weather for Mindelo

Our weather forecast for Mindelo helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 23.5 °C
min: 21.8 °C
16.9 m/s
18.7 m/s
48.3 %
24.1 m
79.1 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 23.2 °C
min: 22.2 °C
15.8 m/s
14.0 m/s
46.7 %
19.9 m
80.4 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 24.2 °C
min: 22.5 °C
28.1 m/s
34.2 m/s
19.3 %
24.1 m
78.0 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 24.8 °C
min: 22.9 °C
27.0 m/s
31.7 m/s
1.5 %
23.1 m
67.9 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 23.9 °C
min: 22.2 °C
33.8 m/s
32.0 m/s
29.7 %
22.4 m
77.3 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 24.4 °C
min: 22.4 °C
17.8 m/s
20.0 m/s
38.4 %
23.0 m
76.4 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 24.1 °C
min: 22.8 °C
10.4 m/s
11.5 m/s
11.2 %
22.1 m
77.8 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 24.5 °C
min: 23.1 °C
33.5 m/s
42.1 m/s
28.7 %
23.5 m
80.1 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 24.0 °C
min: 22.4 °C
32.4 m/s
29.2 m/s
38.2 %
22.8 m
79.0 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 23.7 °C
min: 22.6 °C
16.6 m/s
16.9 m/s
55.3 %
23.3 m
78.0 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 25.2 °C
min: 23.3 °C
11.9 m/s
11.5 m/s
35.7 %
24.1 m
76.7 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 24.2 °C
min: 23.1 °C
21.6 m/s
25.2 m/s
16.2 %
24.1 m
82.0 %
1,017 hPa

Cruises to Mindelo

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Scheduled ship calls in Mindelo, Cabo Verde
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Nov. 1st 2024 Friday, 1st of Nov. 2024 AIDAsol 07:00 am 04:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Nov. 8th 2024 Friday, 8th of Nov. 2024 LE PONANT 12:00 am 09:30 pm
Nov. 10th 2024 Sunday, 10th of Nov. 2024 LE PONANT 05:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 14th 2024 Thursday, 14th of Nov. 2024 Seven Seas Voyager 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 15th 2024 Friday, 15th of Nov. 2024 LE PONANT 08:00 am 09:30 pm
Nov. 15th 2024 Friday, 15th of Nov. 2024 MS Amadea 12:00 pm 12:00 am
Nov. 16th 2024 Saturday, 16th of Nov. 2024 MS Amadea 12:00 am 07:00 am
Nov. 17th 2024 Sunday, 17th of Nov. 2024 LE PONANT 05:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 19th 2024 Tuesday, 19th of Nov. 2024 Seven Seas Splendor 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 22nd 2024 Friday, 22nd of Nov. 2024 LE PONANT 08:00 am 09:30 pm
Nov. 22nd 2024 Friday, 22nd of Nov. 2024 MS Riviera 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 24th 2024 Sunday, 24th of Nov. 2024 LE PONANT 05:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 29th 2024 Friday, 29th of Nov. 2024 LE PONANT 08:00 am 09:30 pm
Dec. 1st 2024 Sunday, 1st of Dec. 2024 LE PONANT 05:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 4th 2024 Wednesday, 4th of Dec. 2024 Mein Schiff 7 07:00 am 08:00 pm
Dec. 6th 2024 Friday, 6th of Dec. 2024 LE PONANT 08:00 am 09:30 pm
Dec. 7th 2024 Saturday, 7th of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Viva 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 8th 2024 Sunday, 8th of Dec. 2024 LE PONANT 05:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 8th 2024 Sunday, 8th of Dec. 2024 Seabourn Sojourn 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 11th 2024 Wednesday, 11th of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Star 06:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 13th 2024 Friday, 13th of Dec. 2024 LE PONANT 08:00 am 09:30 pm
Dec. 14th 2024 Saturday, 14th of Dec. 2024 Island Princess 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 15th 2024 Sunday, 15th of Dec. 2024 LE PONANT 05:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 20th 2024 Friday, 20th of Dec. 2024 LE PONANT 08:00 am 09:30 pm
Dec. 22nd 2024 Sunday, 22nd of Dec. 2024 LE PONANT 05:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 22nd 2024 Sunday, 22nd of Dec. 2024 Mein Schiff 5 07:00 am 08:00 pm
Dec. 27th 2024 Friday, 27th of Dec. 2024 LE PONANT 08:00 am 09:30 pm
Dec. 29th 2024 Sunday, 29th of Dec. 2024 LE PONANT 05:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 1st 2025 Wednesday, 1st of Jan. 2025 MS Amadea 12:00 am 02:00 am
Jan. 1st 2025 Wednesday, 1st of Jan. 2025 MS Artania 12:00 am 05:00 pm
Jan. 3rd 2025 Friday, 3rd of Jan. 2025 LE PONANT 08:00 am 12:00 am
Jan. 14th 2025 Tuesday, 14th of Jan. 2025 MSC Magnifica 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 9th 2025 Sunday, 9th of Feb. 2025 Mein Schiff 5 07:00 am 08:00 pm
Feb. 20th 2025 Thursday, 20th of Feb. 2025 MS Hamburg 02:30 pm 07:00 pm
Mar. 13th 2025 Thursday, 13th of Mar. 2025 Vasco da Gama 10:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 14th 2025 Friday, 14th of Mar. 2025 Vasco da Gama 12:00 am 10:00 pm
Mar. 17th 2025 Monday, 17th of Mar. 2025 MSC Orchestra 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 19th 2025 Wednesday, 19th of Mar. 2025 Seabourn Sojourn 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Mar. 20th 2025 Thursday, 20th of Mar. 2025 Island Princess 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Mar. 23rd 2025 Sunday, 23rd of Mar. 2025 Seven Seas Splendor 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 24th 2025 Monday, 24th of Mar. 2025 Norwegian Star 11:00 am 09:00 pm
Apr. 4th 2025 Friday, 4th of Apr. 2025 P&O Arcadia 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 10th 2025 Thursday, 10th of Apr. 2025 Mein Schiff 3 07:00 am 08:00 pm
Apr. 12th 2025 Saturday, 12th of Apr. 2025 MS Volendam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Apr. 15th 2025 Tuesday, 15th of Apr. 2025 MS Marina 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Apr. 18th 2025 Friday, 18th of Apr. 2025 LE LYRIAL 06:00 am 06:30 pm
Apr. 21st 2025 Monday, 21st of Apr. 2025 Norwegian Viva 06:30 am 11:59 pm
Jun. 8th 2025 Sunday, 8th of Jun. 2025 MS Nautica 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 6th 2025 Sunday, 6th of Jul. 2025 Crown Princess 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 8th 2025 Saturday, 8th of Nov. 2025 Seven Seas Navigator 08:00 am 06:00 pm

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