Originally Posted by atoll
i assume you are talking about the cape verde
,fairly impoverished ashore,mindelo has a marina of sorts!
not for the fainthearted,but some spectacular scenery,friendly people.
thats why they call it "Africa Lite"!
As he said. Africa
At places, we did not find the people friendly at all. We know of cases when cruisers got attacked, robbed, etc. (Dinghy theft - St Maria & Praia, attack and robbery - Sal & Mindelho). Read Noonsite for more recent situation.
Mindelho marina much improved over last couple of years.
Some risk of Dengue and or Malaria.
stops there - you may benefit from some false feeling of security
in the crowd. Otherwise, visiting with a group of befriended boats much recommended - theft from the deck
is pretty common in some anchorages.
better done in the Canaries
Nice landscapes, sun and wind