Santiago, Cape Verde

Photos taken by David Stanley on a visit to the island of Santiago, Cape Verde, West Africa.
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Fishermen and holiday makers share the beach at Tarrafal at the north end of Santiago Island, Cape Verde.

Fishermen and holiday makers share the beach at Tarrafal at the north end of Santiago Island, Cape Verde.

The former concentration camp near Tarrafal on Santiago Island, Cape Verde, is now the Museu da Resistencia. Political prisoners from the Portuguese colonies in Africa were held here until 1974.

The former concentration camp near Tarrafal on Santiago Island, Cape Verde, is now the Museu da Resistencia. Political prisoners from the Portuguese colonies in Africa were held here until

Praia do Presidente at Tarrafal at the north end of Santiago, Cape Verde, is one of the most scenic on the island.

Praia do Presidente at Tarrafal at the north end of Santiago, Cape Verde, is one of the most scenic on the island.

The mountain scenery at São Jorge dos Órgãos in the center of Santiago Island, Cape Verde, is spectacular.

The mountain scenery at São Jorge dos Órgãos in the center of Santiago Island, Cape Verde, is spectacular.

A local fishing boat prepares to unload its catch at Tarrafal at the north end of Santiago Island, Cape Verde.

A local fishing boat prepares to unload its catch at Tarrafal at the north end of Santiago Island, Cape Verde.

The Serra de Malagueta in the center of Santiago Island, Cape Verde, offers many scenic hikes.

The Serra de Malagueta in the center of Santiago Island, Cape Verde, offers many scenic hikes.

This dramatic ridge at São Jorge dos Órgãos on Santiago Island, Cape Verde, is just above the Jardim Botanico Nacional Grandvaux Barbosa.

This dramatic ridge at São Jorge dos Órgãos on Santiago Island, Cape Verde, is just above the Jardim Botanico Nacional Grandvaux Barbosa.

The endemic plants of Santiago Island, Cape Verde, can be seen at the Jardim Botanico Nacional Grandvaux Barbosa at São Jorge dos Órgãos.

The endemic plants of Santiago Island, Cape Verde, can be seen at the Jardim Botanico Nacional Grandvaux Barbosa at São Jorge dos Órgãos.

The Jardim Botanico Nacional Grandvaux Barbosa on Santiago Island, Cape Verde, is named for Portuguese botanist Luis Augusto Grandvaux Barbosa (1914-1983).

The Jardim Botanico Nacional Grandvaux Barbosa on Santiago Island, Cape Verde, is named for Portuguese botanist Luis Augusto Grandvaux Barbosa

The valley adjacent to the small town of Achada Fazenda on the east coast of Santiago Island, Cape Verde, is rich agriculturally.

The valley adjacent to the small town of Achada Fazenda on the east coast of Santiago Island, Cape Verde, is rich agriculturally.

Tarrafal at the north end of Santiago Island, Cape Verde, combines beach and local life.

Tarrafal at the north end of Santiago Island, Cape Verde, combines beach and local life.

The Posto de Socorros (1940) provided medical treatment for inmates at the Portuguese concentration camp near Tarrafal on Santiago Island, Cape Verde. The camp closed in 1974.

The Posto de Socorros provided medical treatment for inmates at the Portuguese concentration camp near Tarrafal on Santiago Island, Cape Verde. The camp closed in

Assomada, the second largest city of Santiago, Cape Verde, sits on a high plateau near the center of the island.

Assomada, the second largest city of Santiago, Cape Verde, sits on a high plateau near the center of the island.

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