Don Paco Hotel


São Vicente

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£1095pp(from/pp) SAVE £235pp (based on 2 sharing)

Boasting a fantastic location in the heart of Mindelo, the vibrant capital of São Vicente, Don Paco Hotel is a comfortable and convenient base for anyone heading to the island.


What we love

  • The staff here are really friendly and the service is good.


Good to know

  • Upgrading to a Suite is recommended if you would like some outside space. These room types are the only ones with balconies. 


In the heart of Mindelo

Enjoying a superb position just steps from the central square of Mindelo, the Don Paco Hotel is a city-style property that is an ideal choice for any visitor wishing to explore the archipelago’s capital of culture. Quality service and friendly staff are at the roots of Don Paco, and guests can expect a stay that’s full of smiles and assistance.

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The hotel itself is contemporarily furnished with comfortable, stylish rooms and large suites. The hotel’s restaurant, Restaurant Toni Duarte, serves Cape Verdean and international cuisine with a menu of the day or à la carte, whilst the Castilian-style bar is ideal for a cocktail or two after a day exploring the local area or heading over to neighbouring Santo Antão (which we highly recommend).

Exploring the town

Outside the doors of the hotel is Mindelo, home to a colonial history which can be encountered throughout the town, with its wide streets, cobbled squares and 19th-century architecture. Ensure you embrace and indulge in the vibrancy of the capital, whether through exploring a colourful local market or catching a live music performance, the choice is yours.

Getting to São Vicente

Direct International flights to Sal then internal flights to/from São Vicente.

São Vicente is best experienced as part of a multi-centre island hopping holiday around the archipelago. We offer a number of itineraries that include a stay on São Vicente. Visit our Island Hopping Holiday Ideas, or call one of our experts about a tailormade itinerary.

Official local hotel rating: 3 star

Our Expert Opinion

“A contemporary hotel, located just off the main square in Mindelo – this hotel is in a great location and acts as a good base to explore São Vicente.”

- Stacey, Marketing


What's included in your booking 

  • 20kg luggage allowance & in-flight meals for your international flights
  • Return inter-island flights from Sal provided by Binter
  • Private airport transfers (where operationally possible)
  • Access to UK airport lounge
  • Airport Security Tax (TSA)
  • Experienced and reliable resort team on hand to help 
  • Free Cape Verde destination guide 

Hotel Facilities

  • Restaurant Toni Duarte
  • Castilian-style bar
  • Room service (payable locally)
  • Television lounge area
  • Lift
  • Wi-Fi free of charge
  • 44 rooms

Room Facilities

  • Double or twin beds
  • Shower room
  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini-bar (payable locally)
  • Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer


  • Beach: Laginha Beach, 20-minute walk 
  • Restaurants: On-site. 5 minutes to Marina or town
  • Main Town: Mindelo, located off main square near Marina
  • Airport: São Vicente - 15-minute drive by private transfer
  • Port for Ferry to Santo Antão; 5-minute walk

Travelling Between the Islands

Internal flights are provided by Binter. It should be noted that internal flights can and do change schedules and flights are sometimes cancelled, delayed or even early!

Travelling time between Sal and São Vicente is approximately 45 minutes flying time.

Rooms at Don Paco Hotel

Standard Room

From £1,095pp

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)


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From £1,158pp

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)


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Single Standard Room

From £1,270pp

Sleeps up to 1 


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Hotel & Local Restaurants

Opening dates are subject to change and beyond our control.


Hotel Restaurant

Hotel Porto Grande

International Cuisine

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Casa Café Mindelo

Cape Verdean

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O Cocktail

O Cocktail

Pizzeria & cocktails

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Chez Loutcha

Chez Loutcha

Cape Verdean

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Le Goût De Grills


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