Praia Cidade Velha

Praia Cidade Velha

Good for Relax
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in Ribeira Grande de Santiago (Cidade Velha)
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8.5 M/S
+23.2 oC
Water temperature
1.8 M
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Beach surroundings


  • Pelourinho 2 min walk
  • Praia Cidade Velha 2 min walk
  • Nossa Senhora do Ros... 3 min walk
  • Sé Cathedral Ruins 4 min walk


  • RAI 13.4km


  • Ribeira Grande de Sa... 200m
  • Praia 10.4km

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What is the water and sand quality of the Praia Cidade Velha?

The beachline of Praia Cidade Velha is covered with gray pebbles. It's very clean, the surface has a mixed fraction. Turquoise and clear water sparkles in the sun.

What are the key activities at Praia Cidade Velha?

For the main activity - sunbathing, there are no sun loungers on the Praia Cidade Velha, so you need to take personal items with you and there is no natural shade, so be careful on a hot day.

Is the Praia Cidade Velha good for swimming?

The entrance to the water is gentle, the bottom is a bit rocky, so it is recommended to wear aqua shoes.

Praia Cidade Velha is partially protected from waves.

There are few boats in the bay. So the overall recommendation of the Praia Cidade Velha for swimming is very positive.

Is the Praia Cidade Velha good for families?

Family travelers should consider the following features of the beach. On the beach, there are minimal sufficient amenities such as sun loungers or beach bar. It's covered with pebbles and the entrance to the water is gentle.

Is the Praia Cidade Velha secluded and good for relaxing?

There are several buildings near the beach. During the high season, the beach can get very crowded, making it an unsuitable place for those looking for a relaxing holiday.

Is there any food or beverages in the area of Praia Cidade Velha?

The bar is located right on the Praia Cidade Velha.

How far is the Praia Cidade Velha from parking?

The Praia Cidade Velha has a parking spot. It is not very large, so in high season it can be busy. The approximate distance from parking is less than 100 metres.

Are there any attractions nearby Praia Cidade Velha?

There are 4 attractions near Praia Cidade Velha that are popular with travelers. The nearest are Pelourinho located in 0.1 km. See the attractions section for details.

What is the best time of the year to visit Praia Cidade Velha?

The month with the highest temperature in Praia Cidade Velha is September. Its average value reaches 27°C. The warmest sea is in September, the average value is 28°C. The coldest month is March with air temperature 23°C and water 23°C. See more details in weather section.

Is the beach good for sunbathing?

Praia Cidade Velha (Cape Verde) is not fully equipped for sunbathing. However, if you are not picky and are willing to spread out on a towel, you can sunbathe here as well. The natural shade will allow you to hide from the scorching sun in the peak of its activity. Well, the photos of our visitors will be the best proof of that, all the available photos of the beach are above.This beach is poorly suitable for sunbathing. First of all Praia Cidade Velha (Cape Verde) is completely lacking in comfortable sunbathe facilities. There are no sun loungers and umbrellas, this is usually not a problem for an unsophisticated tourist who can relax on a towel, but in this case the rest can be very uncomfortable due to pebbles.Lying on it is possible, but is far from comfortable. In addition there is a lack of natural shade, which leaves you alone with the summer sun. So our recommendation is that you can sunbathe comfortably on the Praia Cidade Velha for a short time, and not at the peak of sunbathing. If you want to explore the photos of this beach - they are above on the page.

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