Island of Santiago
Home to the country’s capital, Praia – Santiago is the largest of the Cabo Verde islands. While the city life of the dryer southeast coast is always lively, further inland is dominated by two beautiful mountain ranges and lush green valleys. The mild, humid climate of the more northern regions supports the island’s production of agriculture such as corn, sugarcane, bananas, coffee, coconut, oranges and more. From the beaches to the mountains, to the preserved remains of the island’s history – there is always somewhere to explore on the nation’s biggest island. Santiago is located in the middle of the Leeward (Sotavento) group of islands between Fogo and Maio.
SANTIAGO is an island full of beautiful scenery, charming beaches, and living examples of its historical past.