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Saint Philip
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Saint Philip

Saint Philip is a municipality in the island nation of Cape Verde, located on the eastern part of the island of Santiago. It is the second largest municipality in the country, covering an area of 1,150 square kilometers. The capital of the municipality is Assomada.

The geography of Saint Philip is diverse, ranging from lowland plains to highland hills. The lowland plains are located in the south and east, while the highland hills are found in the north and west. The climate is tropical, with temperatures ranging from 25 to 30 degrees Celsius, and rainfall ranging from 500 to 900 millimeters per year.

Saint Philip has a long and rich history, dating back to the 15th century when the Portuguese first arrived in the area. During this time, the Portuguese established a trading post in the area, and it quickly became an important trading hub. As the years passed, the area grew in importance and eventually became the capital of the Cape Verde Islands.

In the 19th century, Saint Philip was the site of a major slave revolt, which resulted in the abolition of slavery in Cape Verde. In the 20th century, the area experienced economic growth and development, with the construction of several new ports, roads, and other infrastructure. Today, Saint Philip is a major port city and a center of commerce in the country, with a population of over 100,000 people.

Saint Philip is a vibrant and culturally rich city, with a variety of attractions, restaurants, and nightlife. It is also a popular tourist destination, with its beautiful beaches, stunning landscapes, and vibrant culture. With its rich history and vibrant culture, Saint Philip is a great place to visit and explore.

Excursion tips for a day in Saint Philip

As a tourist in Saint Philip in Cape Verde, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in the area. Here are some of the top things to do in the area on a day:

1. Explore the beautiful beaches of Santa Maria and Praia de Chaves.
2. Take a boat tour to see the stunning views of the coastline.
3. Visit the city of Espargos and explore its vibrant markets and shops.
4. Go for a hike in the nearby mountains for stunning views of the area.
5. Enjoy the local cuisine at one of the many restaurants in the area.
6. Visit the historic fort of São Filipe and learn about its history.
7. Take a dip in the crystal clear waters of the nearby coves.
8. Enjoy the vibrant nightlife in the area with its many bars and clubs.
9. Go on a whale-watching tour and spot some of the amazing marine life in the area.
10. Visit the local museums and learn more about the culture and history of the area.

Experience Saint Philip 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 Saint Philip. 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 Saint Philip

Saint Philip in Cape Verde has a warm and dry climate all year round, with temperatures rarely dropping below 20°C (68°F). During the summer months, temperatures can reach up to 30°C (86°F) with very little rainfall. The winter months are slightly cooler, with temperatures dropping to around 22°C (72°F) and some rain. Spring and autumn are relatively mild, with temperatures ranging between 22°C (72°F) and 28°C (82°F). Overall, the climate in Saint Philip is warm and dry throughout the year.

Cruise weather for Saint Philip

Our weather forecast for Saint Philip 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
Dec. 4th 2023 Dec. 4th 2023 max: 25.3 °C
min: 23.9 °C
36.0 m/s
31.7 m/s
50.4 %
24.1 m
74.6 %
1,015 hPa
Dec. 5th 2023 Dec. 5th 2023 max: 25.1 °C
min: 23.3 °C
34.2 m/s
33.5 m/s
25.1 %
24.1 m
74.6 %
1,015 hPa
Dec. 6th 2023 Dec. 6th 2023 max: 24.7 °C
min: 23.2 °C
31.0 m/s
31.3 m/s
57.5 %
24.1 m
73.3 %
1,014 hPa
Dec. 7th 2023 Dec. 7th 2023 max: 24.9 °C
min: 23.5 °C
25.9 m/s
24.5 m/s
95.9 %
24.1 m
72.8 %
1,015 hPa
Dec. 8th 2023 Dec. 8th 2023 max: 26.4 °C
min: 24.4 °C
24.1 m/s
25.2 m/s
86.0 %
24.1 m
70.2 %
1,015 hPa
Dec. 9th 2023 Dec. 9th 2023 max: 26.1 °C
min: 24.4 °C
24.8 m/s
23.0 m/s
24.6 %
24.1 m
66.4 %
1,015 hPa
Dec. 10th 2023 Dec. 10th 2023 max: 26.1 °C
min: 23.8 °C
26.6 m/s
27.0 m/s
28.3 %
24.1 m
67.4 %
1,014 hPa
Dec. 11th 2023 Dec. 11th 2023 max: 25.4 °C
min: 23.7 °C
26.6 m/s
26.2 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
65.8 %
1,013 hPa
Dec. 12th 2023 Dec. 12th 2023 max: 25.0 °C
min: 23.6 °C
19.1 m/s
18.4 m/s
26.5 %
24.1 m
67.8 %
1,012 hPa
Dec. 13th 2023 Dec. 13th 2023 max: 24.8 °C
min: 23.4 °C
15.1 m/s
12.6 m/s
45.9 %
24.1 m
67.7 %
1,012 hPa
Dec. 14th 2023 Dec. 14th 2023 max: 24.4 °C
min: 23.3 °C
14.4 m/s
11.2 m/s
85.0 %
24.1 m
67.6 %
1,012 hPa
Dec. 15th 2023 Dec. 15th 2023 max: 24.1 °C
min: 22.8 °C
23.0 m/s
20.9 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
69.1 %
1,012 hPa
Dec. 16th 2023 Dec. 16th 2023 max: 23.7 °C
min: 22.7 °C
27.7 m/s
25.9 m/s
4.7 %
24.1 m
73.9 %
1,012 hPa

Cruises to Saint Philip

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Scheduled ship calls in Saint Philip, Cabo Verde
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Apr. 1st 2024 Monday, 1st of Apr. 2024 Scenic Eclipse 12:00 am 12:00 am

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