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São Filipe is a city on the island of Fogo.

Get in[edit]

Map of São Filipe

See the Fogo section for details on flights and boats.

From the airport a taxi into town costs 500$. A shared Aluguer costs 100$.

From the port, a taxi is around 150$.

For other destinations around the island aluguers leave from near the market.

Get around[edit]


There is a lot of colonial architecture all around the historical center of the town.

  • 1 Aguarinho. historical monument.
  • 2 Museu Municipal de São Filipe. regional museum.
  • 3 Praça do Presídio. the corniche basically.


There is said to be a somewhat decent beach by the harbor outside of town, where the current isn't quite as strong.



  • 1 Pipi's Bar, CP 104, +238 978 91 36. A good selection of fish and Mediterranean dishes. Mains for 500-750$.
  • 2 Tropical Club, +238 281 21 61. A good selection of food in a pleasant atmosphere. A palm provides cooling shade in an open courtyard.


  • 1 Casa Colonial, +238 9185430. 07:30-23:30 daily. Restaurant and bar that also serves brunch from 11:00.
  • 2 Super Club.


High end[edit]

  • 1 [formerly dead link] Hotel Xaguate. A four-star hotel with a great sea views. The cliff-top pool is available for use by non-residents for 750$. Double from 10,150$.


  • 2 Pensao Bela Vista, +238 9977187, . Check-out: 12:00. In a charming sobrado architecture building, this is perhaps the nicest mid-range accommodation. Wifi 3400$ double.


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