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We have an upcoming cruise that will make a stop in Porto Grande, Cape Verdel. We like to get off the ship and explore the cities / town on our own.  If anyone has been here recently can you tell me if the city center is within walking distance of the cruise terminal and is it safe to walk to and around the city on or own. Thank you.

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I have never cruise to Cabo Verde, but have been to the island of São Vicente, where Porto Grande (aka Mindelo Bay) is. Mindelo is the "city" you'll be dropped in to, and I have been there to. 


All of Cabo Verde, including São Vicente, is very safe, and Mindelo is very walkable if you are fit. US State Department has Cabo Verde as an "Exercise Normal Caution" safety level, so just keep your eyes open, don't do anything stupid, and you should be just fine. Knowing a few words of Portuguese, even the basics, doesn't hurt. 

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On 1/23/2023 at 8:53 PM, wcook said:

If you don’t mind my asking, what cruise visits Cabo Verde?

It is a transatlantic cruise from Rio to Barcelona on Norwegian.

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