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Lina grew up in Belgium where she studied tourism and hospitality management. The internship in a travel agency, hotel visits and study trips awakened her passion for tourism. She has always been interested in different cultures & foreign languages. 


She gained her experience in tourism as a holiday advisor in Costa del Sol, Ibiza, Sal and Boa Vista. After 3 sunny years abroad she tried returning to Belgium, but her future wasn't there.


Cape Verde had won a special place in her heart and she kept looking for new opportunities in order to stay. After working in a beach club on Boa Vista she decided to open her own tour company. She moved to Mindelo on São Vicente from where she is running Cabo Mundo tours.

"For Lina it's a dream come true working and living on

her favourite dots in the middle of the ocean."

 Lina IlianoFounder of Cabo Mundo


Nelson is originally from the greenest Cape Verdean island, Santo Antão. He grew up in nature and still feels at his best exploring rough lands and hiking tracks.


He moved to São Vicente to study at the university, decided to stay and rolled in the tourism industry to develop his skills. He is used to guiding big groups and joining travellers on hiking trips to Santo Antão. Nelson has his feet on the ground and loves to share his knowledge with travellers.

"A Cachupa dish on the wooden stove, a tea from homegrown herbs or a caipirinha with passion fruit, Nelson loves to produce and share it all! A great example of the Cape Verdean Morabeza; warm welcome and hospitality."

Nelson Lopes Local guide on São Vicente & Santo Antão

Travel guide of Cabo Mundo during an Island tour of Sao Vicente

 Wilian Andrade - Local guide on São Vicente


Wilian also has roots from the relaxed, remote island Santo Antao which shows through his character. His warm and friendly attitude makes travellers feel instantly at ease.

Tourism and languages always intrigued him. This interest made him move to Sao Vicente where he turned his passion into experience. Willian loves learning from others, sharing beautiful moments and feels at home when guiding private tours. 

“Pack your suitcases and let me show you the hidden secrets of our little islands. We’re waiting for you!”

Travel guide of Cabo Mundo during an activity in Mindelo

Anderson was also born and raised in Santo Antao, in the tropical Paul valley. He gained his experience in tourism and languages at the reception in one of the big resorts on the beach island Boa Vista.


After a few years he returned back to his little paradise and isn’t planning on leaving anymore! He is very proud to represent his island and loves to show travellers around. Anderson has a calm, cheerful character and is always ready for the next island or hiking tour!

"Santo Antao is my favourite place on earth. I’ve found the real paradise and feel great showing people our traditions and beautiful spots."

Anderson ReisLocal guide on Santo Antão

cabo mundo team Anderson
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