Santiago is located approximately 13 miles (21 kilometers) from Praia, the country's capital.
While it may be a temptation to simply sit back and relax while vacationing in Santiago, don't forget, Cape Verde's abundance of natural and man-made attractions await. If you're keen to explore more of the area, head 13 miles (21 kilometers) to Praia. Here you can check out the Estadio da Varzea and Fort Real de Sao Filipe.
Cape Verde is a great place to visit for those with an interest in open-air markets.
If you love to get wet, include some watersports in your itinerary. Stand-up paddle boarding is popular and another option is surfing.
There's no nicer way to discover Cape Verde than tasting the local produce. Locals in this area often use cabbage and tuna in their dishes. Don't leave the area without trying out catchupa (slow boiled stew) or carne gizado (stewed meat and vegetables). Papauya candy (sweet) is a popular last course. To conclude your meal in style, get a little Ponche (cocktail with brogue, lime and molasses) and sit back after a long day of exploring.
As your adventures here draw to a close, spend your last escudos on that last souvenir and say Adeus to the locals you've met and the places you've spent time.