Many people only know the island of Santiago because they have flown through the capital city Praia. However, the island has a lot to offer tourists. The drive through the mountains of Santiago from Praia to Tarrafal in the north is not to be missed. The scenery is magnificent, especially at this time of year after there has been some rain. Tarrafal is also a lovely place to visit with magnificent beaches. So, don’t just change flights at Praia; take some time and explore Santiago.