Casa das Ilhas is comprised of a number of little houses, mid-way up Santo Antão’s most celebrated valley, the Ribeira Paúl. As such, this is an ideal base for intrepid hikers, with walking possibilities both up and down the valley.
The Casa is Belgian/Cape Verdean run, though English is also spoken. There are nine basic rooms here, set out in cottages on the steep mountain terraces that are characteristic of the valley. Rooms are simple with large, comfortable beds. Five of them have private bathrooms with shower while the other four share two showers and three toilets between them. Hot water is available.
Rooms can accommodate between two and four guests, and there is also one family room which sleeps up to six. Accommodation is on a B&B or half-board basis, with tasty breakfasts and full evening meals. Due to the Casa’s wonderfully rural location, we normally recommend opting for half-board.
Fruit and vegetables are grown in the Casa’s immediate surroundings and feature heavily in the evening meals, which are served around a communal dining table. The abundance of sugar cane also allows the owners to make their own grogue, the drink for which Santo Antão is famous.
The owners also run a kindergarten for local children and any donations of stationery or children’s clothing will be welcomed.
Please note that the property is accessed via a steep, ten-minute walk, though arrangements can be made to collect your luggage and bring it to the Casa.
To find out more about the island, available activities, and information about the surrounding areas of Casa das Ilhas, view our island information page below