São Vicente is the second most populous island in Cape Verde, located in the Barlavento group of the archipelago. The São Vicente channel separates it from the neighboring island of Santo Antão. The Cesaria Évora International Airport is located south of the city of Mindelo, the main urban center of the island and the second largest city in the country, where a large part of the population of the island is concentrated, which in its entirety has about 70,000 inhabitants.
The island, wet and arid, has in its fishing, tourism and exploration of its busy sea port – Porto Grande – its main sources of revenue.
The local currency is the Cape Verdean escudo CVE, but euros are accepted everywhere. The electrical outlets are EURO type and the voltage is 220V.