Carnaval de São Vicente  

The most famous festival in Cape Verde is Carnival, normally held on most of the islands in February, close to Ash Wednesday. The streets are awash with revelers in fancy dress and the atmosphere is electrifying. Feel the beat of the music and watch the entertaining float procession with its incredible flamboyant costumes against the backdrop of clear blue sky. The mood is also competitive as local districts compete for the attention of the judges to be crowned the winner of the best street float. With its Brazilian influence, spontaneous street parties and electrifying atmosphere, Mindelo Carnival on the Island of Sao Vicente is by far the biggest with tens of thousands of people taking part.




Book your flight and hotel on time! 

The carnival of São Vicente attracts many tourists.

Come to our Tourist Information office for the Carnaval program!