Port of Call Information

Port of Call Information

Porto Grande, Cape Verde

Average Yearly High Temperature in Fahrenheit (&degF)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
71 70 71 71 73 74 76 79 80 79 76 73


Porto Grande is located in Mindelo and is the second largest city in Cape Verde  and is home to one of the busiest Portuguese harbours.  The town is surrounded by mountains.  Porto Grande is connected to Mindelo Bay, an underwater volcanic crater, and is used for cruise ships and other commercial traffic.

Things to Do

Once docking visit the many sites Mindelo has to offer.  The sites and sounds are from Creole descent, you will find various styles of music around almost every corner, from jazz to dance.  The style is very unique and vibrant, full of rich colors and ethnic dress.  The main attraction in Mindelo is Carnival. Mindelo is known to have the most colourful carnival in Cape Verde and of the region.  If you are lucky enough to travel during the celebration of carnival you will not be disappointed.