This is really the only way to see this island - get a guide and let them show you. The island is spectacular once you leave Mindelo, but the roads are non existent. If you really want to see the land, you need a four wheel drive vehicle, nerves of steel to drive some of the twisting narrow paths to the back country, and a map of where to go. The tour will take you through some pretty barren yet beautiful scenery - it looks like a moonscape. You see mountains, hills and ocean that are barren except for a few plants that have managed to gain a foothold in what little soil exists. When contacting the tour company make sure that you will be accompanied by a guide that speaks English - you really need someone who can explain what you are seeing. This is an amazing part of the planet - if you get a chance to see it make sure you do.
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