Located five miles from the island of S. Vicente, the island of Santa Luzia belongs to the group of the Windward Islands, and has an area of 35 km2, and the highest point is 395 meters above sea level. With a dry climate and frequent droughts, various attempts at settlement of the island ended in failure. The landscape consists of steep hills to the north and splendid white sand beaches and dunes to the south. The best way to reach the island is from “Calhau”, on the eastern coast of S. Vicente. You can rent a fishing boat during the day that will transport you to Santa Luzia but licensing is required. The crossing is approximately two hours in each direction. It is considered an important conservation land of Cabo Verde and is the only island in the archipelago that is not inhabited.