praia grande, sao vicente

Praia Grande (‘Large Beach’ in Portuguese) is on the northeast coast of the island of São Vicente. In the distance is Monte Verde, which is the tallest mountain on the island, reaching a height of 750m. Monte Verde is part of a national park. Of the 93 listed species of flora in the national park, 17 are on the São Vicente endangered list. From the top of the mountain, you can get great views of the whole island and also the islands of Santa Luzia and Santo Antão.