Accommodation on Santo Antão

There are hotels in Ponta do Sol, Porto Novo and Paúl, as well as good quality boarding-houses  in  Ribeira Grande, Tarrafal and other communities. In the more isolated villages, lodging is possible with local residents.

Here are just a few that we can offer:

Aldeia Manga- Eco Lodges **


Aldeia Manga is nestled in the middle of the Paúl-valley. If you want to relax on your holiday and stay in a tranquil, stress-free environment then there are few places more natural than the Aldeia Manga.

In a setting of papaya, mango, sugar cane and monkey bread fruits sits a collection of houses and bungalows. Built out of stone and adobe, these traditionally styled properties are clean and comfortable.

There is a natural swimming pond nearby and the area is a wonderful starting point for walks, trips and hikes into the verdant valley of Paul. Along the way, you’ll be passing through some of the local villages where you can enjoy a taste of Cape Verdian culture.


Hotel Paul Mar


This Cape Verdian hotel is situated in the village of Plombas in the Paul Valley. The rooms offer views of the sea and the Paul valley.They have modern facilities; TV, air conditioning, balcony, en suite bathrooms.

The Hotel Paul Mar offers a  24 hour reception service, a terrace, a bar, a communal lounge with Wi-Fi and there is also a massage service, at an additional cost.

The restaurant is adjacent and offers full meal service. A couple of other local restaurant facilities are nearby.

Clean, well run, this hotel is at the foot of some wonderful walking, local life style and culture. Transport to Ribeira Grande and Ponta Du Sol is easily found using the local collective bus service.


Mar Tranquilidade Guesthouse


The Mar Tranquilidade guesthouse lies directly on the beach at Tarrafal in the West of the island. It combines a welcoming ambience, beachfront location and thoughtfully prepared cuisine that uses local ingredients.

The rooms are housed in cottages, which are high-ceilinged and have tiled or thatched roofs. Most of the seven rooms are en-suite. The cool and refreshing tap water comes straight from the spring.

This is the perfect location for those seeking a traditional Cape Verdean welcome. An ideal place to stay after a day  hiking on mountain trails, along the coast, and through green valleys.


Hotel Santantao Art Resort ****

The hotel Santantao Art Resort is located at the southern end of Porto Novo. It is a modern 4-star hotel offering a warm atmosphere in elegant surroundings.The hotel is set in 10,000 square metres of garden with a freshwater pool and tennis court.