Overview

Santo Antão in Cape Verde will take your breath away; a cross between Morocco and the Himalayas with its immense volcanic walls, its seemingly inaccessible ravines and perfectly farmed terraced valleys. Those who have been will agree with us when we recommend you to include this stunning island on your Cape Verde holiday.

The best way to see Santo Antão is on foot and there are many great walking trails which allow you to explore the more remote parts of the island.

Highlights

If Cape Verdeans wax lyrically about Santo Antão and call it a paradise, then this green and fertile island, with its terraced valleys and cobbled paths must definitely be included on your visit to Cape Verde.
Mango, banana, papaya and orange are just some of the trees you will notice during your walk through the Ribeiras. The subtropical temperature is ideal, especially in the north east where you walk along cobbled paths which link the seemingly inaccessible ravines with traditional mountain villages, surrounded by perfectly terraced valleys.
Don’t miss out on visiting a trapiche (oxen driven sugar cane press), where they make grogue, a popular local spirit.

Activities

There is much to see and do when travelling around the islands of Cape Verde. On Santo Antão we are able to offer experiences which reflect the highlights of the island by allowing you to step off the beaten track or indulge in some of the more active activities on offer.

Accommodation

Most of the hotels on Santo Antão are either small guesthouses or pensions. All are very clean and comfortable and many are situated in the fertile valleys of the island. The capital, Ponta do Sol, also has some comfortable places to stay and is well worth a night or two.

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