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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.
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.
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).
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.
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 today about a tailor-made itinerary.
Official local hotel rating: 3 star
Our Expert Opinion
- Stacey, Marketing
Internal flights are provided by BestFly. 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.
Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)
Standard rooms have either twin or double beds, and a shower room. Sleeps up to 2 adults & 1 child.
The suites have either twin or double beds, bath or shower, a sitting/working area, safe, and balcony. Sleeps up to 2 adults & 1 child.
Single Standard Room
Sleeps up to 1
Standard single rooms have a single bed and a shower room.
Opening dates are subject to change and beyond our control.
Hotel Porto Grande
Casa Café Mindelo
Pizzeria & cocktails
Le Goût De Grills
São Vicente is home to Mindelo, the island's capital. Mindelo is the cultural capital of the islands and is a wonderful stop to include in any Cape Verdean itinerary.
Mindeo is proud of its rich heritage and traditions with art, music, and vibrant nightlife. The lively buzz of music from local bars, clubs and cafés will draw you in, where you can enjoy refreshing drinks and delicious food.
By day, pay a visit to Laginha Beach, the pristine white sand bay and Kalimba beach bar are the ideal home for a beach lover during their holiday. Casa Café Mindelo is a favourite, be sure to taste the grogue, a local beverage that comes in a variety of flavours.
SãO Vicente hosts two of the most lavish events in the archipelago - Carnival!
This is the island's highest peak, once you've reached the top (this can be done by car or by foot), the panoramas are magnificent. Allow them to take your breath away as your embrace the 360 views. You will be able to look over the whole city of Mindelo and out across the Atlantic.
This is highly recommended, as it is just a one-hour ferry ride across to the neighbouring island, and the only way to visit is from São Vicente. Experience the beautiful green peaks and the multitude of hiking routes.
The island's beaches are rugged and beautiful, slightly different to those of Sal or Boa Vista, but boast enough charm of their own.
It is in a fantastic location and boasts a delicious menu. Try the Cape Vedean classics whilst soaking up the excellent atmosphere and music.