Porto Novo, on the south east coast of the island provides the only reasonable anchorage, but even there, it is advisable to leave a member of the crew on board when exporing ashore. Some prefer to leave the yacht in Mindelo and take the ferry (60 min) to explore the beautiful island of Sao Antao.
It is sheltered from the north by the land and from the east by the new extended breakwater.
Anchor: west of the breakwater in about 6m but be sure to leave sufficient room for the ferry to turn before it leaves.
Don't miss: the volcanic crater of Cova near Ribeira Grande and the walk down to Paul valley.