Set commandingly atop the cliffs like the nest of a seabird, São Filipe is a town of grace, charm, immaculate Portuguese houses, and plazas full of flowers and sleepy benches. Below, at the base of the cliffs, lies a beach of jet-black sand and evil, dumping waves; beyond, tantalising on the horizon, squats the island of Brava. All this makes São Filipe one of the most compelling and charming towns in Cabo Verde. Note that strong currents make the town beach unsafe for swimming, especially in winter.
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