Porto Grande is a comfortable hotel overlooking the central square right in the heart of Mindelo, the cultural capital of São Vicente and the second largest city in the archipelago.
The refurbished bedrooms are simple but comfortable and are situated
on two floors, either overlooking the town square to the front of the hotel, or the pool. Live music is played in the lobby bar some evenings, which attracts both locals and holiday-makers, and the terrace overlooking the square is a lively spot to enjoy a drink. The hotel’s à la carte restaurant offers a mix of international and local traditional food with a definite Portuguese bias.
During the day you can relax around the pool, use the facilities including a well-equipped gym, or take an easy 15-minute stroll to Laginha, a lovely urban beach, popular with locals, where bathing is possible, tides permitting. Being conveniently located in the heart of Mindelo, you can also take the opportunity to explore the plentiful shops, markets, restaurants and fascinating history, openly displayed in the colourful buildings of varying architectural styles.
Please note there is no lift at this hotel.
Flights – Direct International flights to Sal then internal flights to/from São Vicente.
São Vicente is best experienced as part of a multi-centre island hopping holiday around the archipelago. Call one of our experts about a tailormade itinerary.
- Standard Room
- Standard Square-facing Room
- Junior Suite
- Swimming pool and children’s pool
- À la carte restaurant Pérola do Atlântico
- Lobby bar with outside terrace with live music
- New Kalimba beach bar on Praia de Laginha beach
- Fitness room
- Local craft shop
- W-Fi & internet point
- 50 rooms
- Twin or double beds
- Satellite television
- Safe (payable locally)
- Small terrace/balcony
- Minibar (payable locally)
- Beach: Laginha Beach, 15-minute walk
- Restaurants: On-Site. 15 minutes to Marina
- Main Town: Mindelo, located opposite main square
- Airport: São Vicente – 15-minute drive by private transfer
- Port for Ferry to Santo Antão; 5-minute drive
Travelling Between the Islands
Internal flights are provided by either Binter or TACV (Cabo Verde Airlines). It should be noted that internal flights can and do change schedules and flights are sometimes cancelled, delayed or even early!
Travelling time between Sal and São Vicente is approximately 50 minutes’ flying time.