Best of Santo Antao in a day

For you with limited time that wants to experience this adventurously diverse country, we have included a day tour itinerary that introduces you to some of our best spots. Given the short timeframe and the long list of adventurous places, you can get a little bit of Santo Antão with a lot of Grogue “Local hum” and varied beautiful nature to contemplate.

Looking for an awesome and safe place for your holiday? Santo Antão has the nature and the adventurous culture that will enhance your life.
It's an open door museum island where you can see all the artifacts through the sculptured mountain with agricultural terraces, traditional houses and trails that connects the whole island from beneath to the top cliff of the mountains.

Sun is what the islands are blessed with, and you will start your island tour at the harbour with the driver and guide waiting for you in Porto Novo, the desert side with arid climate.
Driving by the old road to the forest that's located at 1000 meters elevation where you head to Pico Da Cruz and do a little hike to have a 360° degree view over the island.
After Pico da Cruz you will be driving through Cova Crater where you'll have some foto stop of the crater and have a coffee, than continue passing by Delgadinho, the  narrowest road where you have awesome views from above of two different valleys.
You will follow this road to Ponta do sol, the historical town where you visit the City Hall of Ribeira grande, contemplate a moment at the harbour with the fishermen bringing fresh fish and visit Papaza where they make the traditional boats.
Then drive to Paul valley, the greenest valley of Cape Verde Islands with most water flow and varied plantations. If you wish you do another hike of 1:30 minutes, in the midst of various crops, sugar cane, loquats, orange and coffee plants.
Soon after having lunch and tasting the aromatic coffee you will visit the distillery where you can get to know the process of making Grogue, and sure a taste of the various licors.
You will finish your program at the harbour or at the accommodation in case you're staying on the island.