Island of Sao Nicolau
Known for being a quiet island, São Nicolau is an island of peace and tranquility. Another great island for hiking with stunning views, the island also has unique black-sand beaches that are said to have healing powers. More inland, the pretty town of Ribeira Brava has beautiful colonial architecture, bright-colored houses and plentiful gardens. The Carbeirinho is a naturally stunning rock formation unique to the island that has to be seen in person to be truly appreciated as the wonder it is. São Nicolau is in the center of the Windward (Barlavento) group of islands between Santa Luzia and Sal.