Santo Antao Island

Santo Antao Island is one of the most beautiful islands of the archipelago of Cape Verde. The mountain forests and valleys of Santo Antao Island are truly great for hiking.

 

cape-verde-daydream-logo

This map is very helpfull. It has helped me to find my way through Cape Verde and was very helpfull in helping plan my vacation in Cape Verde. It is a must.  


Phone cape verde

Tel (00) 34 96-679-0844
or 34-679-779-122
UK Office 0871-2844-683
(Calls are at the UK National Rate)

Home

Cape Verde Islands are The Caribbean Islands on the wrong side of the Atlantic and as undeveloped as Lanzarote was 25 years ago

  

 

 

Property for sale on Cape Verde Islands
BoaVista Island in Cape Verde
Sal Island Cape Verde

Sao Vicente Island Cape Verde
Maio Island Cape Verde

Fogo Island Cape Verde

Bravo Island Cape Verde


Cape Verde Islands are The Caribbean Islands on the wrong side of the Atlantic and as undeveloped as Lanzarote was 25 years ago.

Cape Verde is an archipelago comprising ten islands - some mountainous, some flat and sandy - in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. They are the next group of Islands below the Canary Islands,

 

 

Cape Verde, Santo Antao, Casa Cavoquinho


Sal Island Cape Verde
Sal Island

Sal is a great place to visit if you like a relaxing beach holiday, sunbathing and watersports such as Diving, windsurfing, surfing and fishing.
Santo Antao Island
Cape Verde
relax.
Santo Antao is one of the most beautiful islands of the archipelago of Cape Verde. The mountain forests and valleys of Santo Antao are truly great for hiking.
BoaVista Island
 in Cape Verde

turtles cap verde
The countryside of Boavista is, dominated by sand dunes and plantations of coconut and date palms, has a white sand desert in the interior, almost cheek by jowl with a subtropical oasis
Sao Nicolau Island
Cape Verde

Sao Nicolau Port
Sao Nicolau is located between the major islands of Sal and Sao Vicente Cape Verde Islands
Maio Island Cape Verde
Wine on Terrace
Maio Island belongs to the leeward group of islands and is located south of Boavista and about 25 km east of Santiago.
Fogo Island Cape Verde
sao-filipe-view
The Capital of Fogo Island is Sao Filipe and it is a wonderful colonial town filled with charming old buildings built by the Portugese.
Bravo Island Cape Verde
Bravo Island Cape Verde
Brava is perhaps the most beautiful of Cape Verde's ten islands. Cape Verdeans call Brava, "the island of flowers." But this entirely misses the point of Brava's beauty.
Santiago Island Cape Verde

Hotels Cape Verde

Local discounted Hotels on The Cape Verde Islands

5 Hotels to choose from

 
Santo Antao Island Cape Verde

Map
Santo Antao or Sontonton in the Crioulo is the second largest island of the Cape Verde Archipelago and is the westernmost and largest of the Barlavento islands of Cape Verde. There are some very high mountains which are a must for anyone visiting the Santo Antão. The highest mountain and point on Santo Antao is a volcano peak called Topo de Coroa and stands at 1979 metres tall. Santo Antao is entirely made up of volcanic rock and was discovered in 1462 by Diogo Afonso. Santo Antao’s  main town is Ribeira Grande which is situated on the north coast, which has an airport. There is also a ferry port which can be found in Porto Novo, on the south coast.

The land on Santo Antao Island is desert to the South, with the vegetation becoming very lush as you move to the North of Santo Antao. The main industries found on Santo Antao Island are fishing and paper manufacturing. The farming that takes place on Santo Antão Island are sugar cane, yams, cassava, bananas, mangoes, papaya and grain. Tourism is the fastest and most dominant industry on Santo Antao.Island Currently Santo Antão is the most touristic island in Cape Verde.

The Santo Antao island is connected by a series of old, cobbled roads, built by the Portuguese in the 19th century.

Cape Verde Island, Santo Antao  cape verde

Economy and Agriculture on Santo Antao Island Cape Verde

Owing to the rainfall in the highlands of the island, Santo Antao enjoys a very productive agriculture industry. Cultivation includes yams, sugar cane, bananas, coconuts, mangoes and other fruits. Coffee is also grown on Santo Antao.

The main industries are agriculture, fishing, and the extraction of Pozollana (a volcanic mineral). There are plans to commercialise mineral water from Santo Antao island.

Tourism is limited but regular. It has attracted many travellers who wish to experience something entirely different.

View of Santo Antao Island, Cape Verde  Tarrafal, Santiago, Cape Verde.

 
 

Tourism on Santo Antao Island Cape Verde

Santo Antao Island is one of the most beautiful islands of the archipelago of Cape Verde. The mountain forests and valleys of Santo Antao are truly great for hiking. The main peaks are Tope de Coroa, Pico do Cruz and Guido do Cavaleiro. There is also pony trekking and hand gliding on the island.

The beaches are lovely and picturesque. The best coast for swimming is located to the South of the island.

Santo Antao Island is famous in Cape Verde for its sugar cane Grogue, a type of rum. Visitors can see this being made traditionally at Ribeira da Torre.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Casa Cavoquinho on Santo Antao Island

We want your holidays in Cape Verde to be unforgettable and for this reason, we want to help you with your stay as much as possible. Helping you to get the domestic flight tickets or arranging transport for you in Santo Antão. Even more, we can help you to organize your stay in Mindelo (Sao Vicente).

About ourLocation on Santo Antao Island

The Valley of Paúl is the ideal place for hiking, relaxing and enjoying nature.
Hiking to Janela

We offer a guide service with routes for all levels in order to get to know the Valley; natural water channels, waterfalls, coffee plantations, sugar cane, banana farms, "trapiches", etc.

The island of Santo Antao offers hikers hundred of paths to discover. We can suggest some routes to complete your stay with us. There are several options for day hikes in the area, and we can provide suggestions depending upon your level of fitness.

Sao Vicente is famous for the city of Mindelo, where you can enjoy the nightlife and the main cultural events.
However, the island of Sao Vicente is much more. The traveler can find beautiful beaches, many of them, uninhabited.
We know that it is difficult to find in-country flight tickets, therefore, we can help you in the purchase of these tickets

Casa-Cavoquinho view

The View at Casa Cavoquinho

Accommodation Information of Casa Cavoquinho

Casa Cavoquinho is a quiet guesthouse with big and clean rooms.
We offer a restaurant service with the best spanish and capeverdian dishes.

Casa Cavoquinho has a total of four double rooms, (arrangements can also be made to place an extra bed in the larger bedrooms).
All the rooms have private bathroom with hot water available.

Bed & Breakfast
Breakfast is included in the price, we serve our own jams and seasonal fruits of the zone.

Other Services:
Rental car with driver
Guide service for hikings
Laundry service
Wireless Internet connection




 

 

Nature and Wildlife on Santo Antao Island Cape Verde

In the highlands of the island there are eucalyptus and pine trees. Santo Antao is the home to some interesting birds such as kestrels, vultures and several different species of lizard.


Maio belongs to the leeward group of islands and is located south of Boavista and about 25 km east of Santiago.

Cape Verde Islands are The Caribbean Islands on the wrong side of the Atlantic and as undeveloped as Lanzarote was 25 years ago.

Cape Verde is an archipelago comprising ten islands - some mountainous, some flat and sandy - in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. They are the next group of Islands below the Canary Islands,

 

 

International Travel Map of Cape Verde. An indexed map showing both the whole archipelago, plus the larger islands at more detailed scales. The main map shows all the islands together at 1:500,000 with ferry connections. Each island has brief notes on its history. Lines of latitude and longitude are at 30' intervals. The five largest islands are also shown enlarged to various more detailed scales, with elevation colouring and spot heights (both in feet). There is also a street plan of Praia on Santiago, showing selected accommodation, banks, markets, various embassies, etc.


Capital: Ribeira Grande  
Language: Portuguese & Creole
Currency: CV Escudo
Ethnicity:
 
Mulatto 71%, African 28%, European 1%

About Santo Antao Island:
The surface area of Santo Antão is 779Km2. It is the second largest island of the archipelago and is rather like a trapezoid in shape.

Along the middle of the island, a mountain range runs from northeast to southeast and ends at Tope da Coroa, a relatively recent volcanic peak with an altitude of 1979m. Other peaks are Pico da Cruz (1814m) to the northeast and Guido do Cavaleiro (1811m) to the southeast.

There are still some signs of Santo Antão`s volcanic past. The crater named Cova, for example, is very well preserved. Due to the effects of erosion, the streams are deep and the peaks are very sharp and steep. With the combination of a rugged interior and picturesque coastlines, Santo Antao is visually very interesting and charming.


Climate on Santo Antao Island:
The climate is dry in the south, cool in the central region (at an Altitude of 1000m) and humid in the northeast region. Quite naturally, the vegetation varies dramatically between regions. The high zones are covered with trees like the eucalyptus, the cypress, and the pine-tree. The south, in total contrast, is arid with herbaceous vegetation.

In the north, parts have been worn away by the northeast winds and the rough seas, forming some superb beaches such as Praia Formosa.


History for Santo Antao Island:
Diogo Afonso discovered the island of Santo Antão on the 17th of January in 1462. Colonialization began in 1548. In the 19th century, roads were built linking Ponta do Sol to Ribera Grande and Porto Novo, and it was from here that the island`s goods were first shipped out.

Santo Antao one of the most beautiful islands of Cape Verde.The mountain forests and valleys of Santo Antao Island

35,6,