FAQ’s

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

How to get to Santo Antao?
You can reach Sao Vicente by plain, and from there (Sao Vicente, Mindelo) you can reach Santo Antao by a short trip on the ferry that takes about one hour and costs about 850 escudos. Ferries cross 4 times a day between Sao Vicente (Mindelo) and Santo Antao (Porto Novo). Tickets can be bought at the ticket office in Mindelo Harbour. More info about the ferries you can find on https://nosferry.cv and https://www.cvinterilhas.cv/routesschedules

What to bring during your tour?
For or hiking tours we would advise you to bring with you: Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, raincoat, walking shoes, long sleeved blouse as it can get could up in the mountains.
We will supply water and food.

What to wear?
For or hiking tours we would advise you to wear hiking clothes and proper hiking shoes. Santo Antao is sunny most of the time, but better come prepared and bring a raincoat with you.

What is the best season to visit Santo Antao?
During the month of January, February, March, April, May, June and December you are most likely to experience good days with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20 degrees Celsius (68°F) and 25 degrees Celsius (77°F). The coldest month is February with an average maximum temperature of 23°C (73°F). 
Some other facts:

  • Santo Antao has dry periods in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, November and December.
  • September is the most wet month in Santo Antao. This month should be avoided if you are not a big fan of rain.
  • May is the driest month.
  • The warmest month in Santo Antao is August with an average maximum temperature of 27°C (80°F).
  • June is the most sunny month.

Is it possible to swim in Santo Antao?
There is the possibility to swim in natural ocean pools. There are some black beaches where you can swim between 17pm and sunset, depending on the currents. There are places in Santo Antao where it is possible to snorkel, depending on the waves.

What if we have to cancel?
We understand that travel itineraries don’t always work out the way they are planned. That’s why we offer a free cancellation policy when you cancel up to 24 hrs in advance. Let us know as soon as possible by contacting us on +238 988 80 94.