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Situated on the rocky coastline overlooking the ocean and two bays of black volcanic sand, Oasis Praiamar offers guests a fine base from which to explore Santiago.
Located in a residential area of Praia, the Oasis Praiamar Hotel is perched on a rocky headland overlooking the bay of the same name. An established hotel, this is a fantastic choice for guests who are looking to spend time relaxing by a large pool or exploring the local area along with Cape Verde’s history.
The hotel is beautifully bright and modern throughout, with its restaurant serving both international and traditional cusine. During the evening, the hotel’s Panorama Bar outdoor terrace is an ideal spot to enjoy a pre-dinner drink whilst overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, and there’s live music most weekends.
The rooms are decorated in a contemporary style with good facilities, overall providing a wonderful base for a holiday in Santiago.
The location of the Oasis Praiamar makes it an excellent base from which to explore the island of Santiago and its capital, Praia. Wander traditional African markets, learn much about the island and archipelago’s rich history, plus enjoy a variety of authentic restaurants and the vibrant nightlife. For those who are in search of a little more adventure, this hotel is an ideal choice for spending a few nights before journeying across to the magnificent island of Fogo.
Your international flights are direct to Sal, then you'll take internal flights to/from Santiago.
Santiago is best experienced as part of a multi-centre island hopping holiday around the archipelago. Call one of our experts about a tailor-made itinerary.
Official local hotel rating: 4 star
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 to Santiago is approximately 45 minutes' flying time.
Sleeps up to 2
Standard rooms have double beds, with a balcony or terrace. Sleeps 2 adults + 1 child.
Superior Garden View Room
Sleeps up to 3
These rooms have either twin or double beds and also have a slightly larger patio.
Superior Sea View Room
These rooms have either twin or double beds, a slightly larger patio and a sea view.
Opening dates are subject to change and beyond our control.
Creole's - Praia
Quintal da Musica
Cape Verdean & European Cuisine
Cape Verdean Cuisine
Zero Point Steakhouse
The largest island in the archipelago and the first to be populated, Santiago is rich in history and culture. The various mountainous peaks of the island reflect its volcanic origin.
With a unique blend of diverse landscapes, volcanic rocks, green valleys, barren regions and beautiful beaches Santiago is aesthetically pleasing. Hiking is popular here as this is one of the few islands with a refreshing hinterland which can be very rewarding. Ornithologists will be in their element as most of the species endemic to Cape Verde can be spotted here.
Praia is the capital of Santiago, a traditional bustling African town and the trading hub for agricultural products. Live music plays a huge role in the city's culture and can be heard playing in bars and restaurants and is hugely popular amongst the locals and tourists. No visit to Santiago would be complete without a trip to the old capital of Cidade Velha and Forte Real de Sao Filipe, the main slave trading point between Europe, Africa and America.
The following are just a couple of festivals that take place on Santiago:
Gamboa Festival - 17/18/19 May - Held in the bay of San Fransisco and arguably the biggest music festival in Cape Verde. Musicians from other countries come to Santiago to participate.
Tabanka - June/July - A celebration of the liberation of slaves which takes place in Assomada.
The Islands provide some spectacular scenery and there are walks to suit all levels of fitness and experience.
Some of the walks in the islands provide challenges which require previous hill walking experience, a higher-than-average level of fitness and proper walking footwear. For some walks guides are a necessity and can be arranged and paid for locally where as others are well signposted and there is no need for a guide.
The interior of Santiago provides many beautiful walks that start at a point in the centre of the island and follow a Ribeira down to the coast.
We highly recommend taking part in a full day tour of Santiago. Visit Praia - the island's capital, local markets, old settlements and Cidade Velha, the old capital.