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Sao Pedro Experience

Hiking, snorkeling with turtles and seafood!

Combine all of Sao Pedro's fun elements in one day: relaxing on the beach, hiking the coastline, enjoying fresh fish and swimming with turtles!

São Pedro lays in a sheltered beach bay and has the perfect scenery for an adventurous day trip. Enjoy the adrenaline rush as you hike on the cliff to the lighthouse of Don Amelia. Enjoy the coastline views and the white sand beaches. Lunch in a cosy restaurant right on the beach and snorkel with sea turtles. From a local fishermen's boat you'll jump in the water together with turtles. The number 1 experience, not to be missed when visiting São Vicente island!

Good to know: We mainly provide private or small group tours in a pick-up truck or mini van.


☑️ Snorkeling gear (fins, goggles) 

☑️ Safety briefing and life jackets 

☑️ 1,5 hour cliff coast hike to the lighthouse Don Amelia and back 

☑️ Short boat ride 

☑️ Lunch with 1 caipirinha cocktail, dessert and coffee/tea

☑️ Water bottle (1,5L) per 2 people

Prices per person

🎫 €85 (2-3 persons) 

🎫 €70 (4+ persons) 

🎫 €42,5 per child (under 12)

São Pedro bay

São Pedro is a small fishing village located on the southwestern coast of São Vicente right next to the international airport of Cesaria Evora. The village is best known for its beautiful beach, which is named after the village itself.The sheltered bay offers golden sands and clear turquoise waters. It is a popular spot for swimming, sunbathing, and enjoying water sports such as windsurfing. Kitesurfing is prohibited due to the short distance of the airport runway.

The village has a few small hotels in town and the only resort on the island, Foia Branca lays a bit further down the beach. The charming colorful houses and fishermen's boats on the beach create a picturesque setting. The locals remain their traditional fishing village atmosphere, bringing in their daily catch. A great spot to experience the authentic Cape Verdean fishing culture.

Hike to the lighthouse Dona Amelia

A hike worth the walk is the one to the Farol of Dona Amélia. The lighthouse lays on the rocky end of the Sao Pedro bay. The hike takes about 50 minutes from the beach and has stunning coastline views all along. Entering the lighthouse and climbing up all the way to the tower isn’t for the faint hearted but the reward is well worth it. The path leading to the lighthouse can be tricky and is therefore best visited with one of our local guides.

Turtles in Cape Verde

The real highlight of the bay is snorkeling with sea turtles. Did you know that Sao Vicente is the only place in Cape Verde where you can swim with turtles and are 100% guaranteed to see them? The turtles are swimming freely in the bay and are attracted by the sound of the fishermen's boats. The only species that hatch on land in Cape Verde are loggerhead turtles (Caretta Caretta) but during the snorkeling you’ll see green and leatherback turtles.

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