"Santo Antao" Ilha de Santo Antão by sachara

Ilha de Santo Antão Travel Guide: 29 reviews and 41 photos

Mountains and ocean

Santo Antao is a island with a very beautifull scenery:
green valleys with sugarcane & banana-trees,
small fishing-villages.

It's a good place for short and long walks in the mountains or along the coast.

Green valleys and mountains

From the port Porto Novo in the south the road brings you to the north high through the mountains with beautifull sights deep down at the many green ribeiras (valleys).

Ribeira Grande, the capital of Santo Antão

On the nothern coast of Santo Antão is Ribeira Grande , the capital of the island.

Ribeira Grande is situated at the mouth of two valleys, the Ribeira Grande and the Ribeira de Torre.

Ribeira Grande and Ponta do Sol are good places to stay for walks on the northern part of Santo Antão.

  • Last visit to Ilha de Santo Antão: Aug 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jun 7, 2015 at 11:11 AM

    Hello, Ali! I see Ilha de Santo Antão is a picturesque remote destination.... Thanks for sharing your experiences....

    • sachara's Profile Photo
      Jun 7, 2015 at 12:44 PM

      Ilha de Santo Antão is one of the best islands to visit in Cape Verde, especially for hiking. Last month I saw a great documentary about the Island at tv. So much more to discover than Co and I saw. You can easily spend a week or more there instead of the 3-4 days we did.

  • Dec 25, 2006 at 12:52 PM

    You get this and other maps of Cape Verde at the tourist info in Porto Novo and Sao Vicente or via internet: www.bela-vista.net

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2006 at 6:12 AM

    Ilha de Santo Antão looks a heaven for hikers. The landscape looks very rough and mountainous but the villages so quiet !

  • lotharlerch's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2005 at 4:50 AM

    A nice and interesting page with great tips.A wonderful off the beaten path place!

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2005 at 4:32 AM

    A lovely area and interesting tips. Great page and photos, Ali

  • VideoDave's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2005 at 7:23 AM

    Stunning scenery brought to life with some amazing photos.

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Dec 17, 2004 at 3:57 AM

    Outstanding page Alije, wish to go there too one day ;-D

  • Intrepidduck's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2004 at 3:20 AM

    What an interesting place - should do some hiking there, thats after I've done my Walk Through Europe first.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2003 at 4:01 PM

    This is a very interesting page with great photos of your sights and experiences! I love islands, especially off-the-beaten-path ones like this!!

  • Nov 19, 2003 at 12:38 AM

    this looks pretty much like brasil.. i love all your pages!! Thanks! meggy


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