Praia Baixo is a fishing village in the southeastern part of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. It is situated 15 km northeast of São Domingos and 15 km NNE of the capital Praia. It is part of the municipality of São Domingos and the parish of Nossa Senhora da Luz. Its 2010 population was 1,113.
The settlement name etymology means the beach located in a lower area. It is also a small beach and features a small circular bay.
Praia Baixo is linked with the road connecting the northeast of the island and includes Pedra Badejo and Calheta de São Miguel.
It forms a part of the touristic reference in the municipality of São Domingos with its small beautiful beach and a small curcil bay which offers a nice hospitality. It presents excellent conditions for practices of marine sport including surfing, windsurfing, diving and swimming.
In 2008, construction of the "House of Sea and Marine Turtles" ("Casa do Mar e das Tartarugas Marinhas") began, it forms a part of "Gestão Integrada de Tartarugas Marinhas na Ilha de Santiago", organized by the University of Algarve, the Lisbon Oceanarium and the neighborhood of Lagoa in Faro, Portugal