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Fredson Fernandes • 5 years ago

What a beautiful description of my native island. All wonderful, especially the Valley of Paúl.

Paulina On the road • 5 years ago

Thanks a lot Fredson. You are so lucky to be from such a beautiful island! I hope to be back... I don't know when, but I am so sure that I have to see those landscapes again.

Anna • 4 years ago

Hi Paulina,

Your blog has inspired my partner and I to visit santo antao and we are very looking forward to you. However, we have on concern and I was wondering if you help. When we arrive at Porto Novo ferry port, what’s the general taxi situation like? We are staying at tiduca and we’re told they don’t do transfers. So our main concern is getting to the hotel.

Any advice is appreciated. Many thanks.

Thank you,

Paulina On the road • 4 years ago

Oh wow! Thank you so much! I am so glad to hear that the article inspired you (words like yours keep me going!!) There will be plenty of taxis waiting... it will be overwhelming, everybody will try to convince you to go with them. If you don't want the hassle of negotiating, language difference etc, I recommend to contact Edson . edsondal@live.com.pt feel free to tell him you come from my side, he is the sweetest :)

sasan fallahi • 5 years ago

Thank you for all the great info. Going there for a week with my kids this Christmas. I need not look any further for hiking info. Perfect!

Paulina On the road • 5 years ago

Dear Sasan many thanks for your kind comment. Oh lucky you that you're going to Santo Antao... it's a small paradise on earth. Where will you be staying? For how much time? However I don't know how they celebrate Christmas there... please feel free to share your Capeverdean Christmas experience with me, I would love to hear about it. :)

sasan fallahi • 5 years ago

We'll stay for a week. And although I won't make any promises, I may remember to share the experience ;-)

Leiton David Jones • 5 years ago

https://uploads.disquscdn.c... island which provides the most beatiful landscapes in the whole world!!!

Hi, this is a nice blog, I just found it. Thank you for sharing your trips and tips with us. How long were in Cape Verde for? I'd like to go but I would only have around 16 days off. What would you suggest to visit in that period of time?
Thanks a lot!

Paulina On the road • 5 years ago

Thanks a lot Patricia for your kind message. I was a little bit more than 1 month on Cape Verde. That time was split among the islands of Sal, Santo Antao and Sao Vicente. With 16 days you can already see a lot of this beautiful country. But it strongly depends on what you like: Ilha do Sal is 100%beach and package holidays, Santo Antao (my favourite!) is perfect for hikers and Sao Vicente is the cultural island. Then I met people who loved Fogo. Depending on your preferences (hiking or being on the beach) I'd split up my time. I hope I could help, otherwise just send me message via the contact form :)

Andrew Do • 5 years ago

This was really nice! I have been there 3month ago with Jorge and Anabela. I also will go back sometimes again, Santo Antao, a little paradise!

Paulina On the road • 5 years ago

Oh you are so lucky Andrew! And you were in good company as well! :) I think Santo Antao is a place where you always wanna go back... it's so unspoilt and beautiful.

Priyanka Singh • 5 years ago

Purely a hikers paradise and yes,sometimes beauty of nature turned us amazed that couldn't be describe in words. Good to know about ample availability of fruits and super friendly locals.

Paulina On the road • 5 years ago

Thanks a lot! Santo Antao is a true hidden gem. And if you enjoy hiking in dazzling heights, this island is the place to be. ;)

Sandy & Vyjay • 5 years ago

Truly a hikers paradise. But the trekk looks difficult. The terrains are so variant. I would love to
indulge on the tropical fruits after the hike. But definitely a great experience.

Paulina On the road • 5 years ago

Thanks a lot! Santo Antao is truely a paradise for hikers. And the good thing is that there is a trail for everybody :) The tropical fruits after a long hike taste even better! :)

Daniel Striped • 5 years ago

I can see why you call this a hiker's paradise. The views are really stunning. I would also like to try the food like the pumpkins, manioc, and fresh food juices. The menu of the day seems like a very good tip too.

Paulina On the road • 5 years ago

Thanks a lot! I am glad you liked it. If you enjoy hiking, Santo Antao is the place! ;)

Sasha • 5 years ago

See I hadn't heard much about Cape Verde in the past but recently I keep seeing cheap flights there from the UK. After seeing your photos I'm thinking I may need to book the next ones I see because it's so pretty, those mountains remind me a lot of Hawaii.

Paulina On the road • 5 years ago

Thanks a lot! I've never been to Hawaii, but Santo Antao is definitely breathtaking. They are now trying to promote it stronger as a tourist destination. The country is politically stable and is sometimes even cheaper than other (more known) destinations. You should definitely go visit :)

James Smith • 5 years ago

When you venture far enough you get to enjoy a hidden place, Joyas Escondidas and have it all to yourself. I love your photo you took there! As I am on a quest to visit every country in the world, I will visit here one day, I'll try get a photo like yours at Joyas Escondidas!

Paulina On the road • 5 years ago

Dear James, I m glad you liked it! :) Our planet is full of joyas escondidas! :) Let me know when you visit Cape Verde and I'll tell you about more joyas escondidas ;)

This is kind of trip I would love to do. You are lucky to be there and witness the local beauty of that place. I always love local people in that kind of place, there are super friendly.

Paulina On the road • 5 years ago

Thanks a lot Fillia, I am glad that you liked it. I can only recommend to visit Cape Verde. Most islands are still unspoiled. Especially Santo Antao knew how to keep its original character. And it's the perfect choice for hikers.

Rhiannon • 5 years ago

This really does look like paradise! I'd love to visit Cape Verde one day, it seems so unspoilt and peaceful, it's surely be a one of a kind dream holiday.

Paulina On the road • 5 years ago

Thanks a lot Rhiannon. Cape Verde is really pretty, although it depends a lot on the island that you are planning to visit. Sal is very touristy and there's not much to do except staying in big hotels with swimming pools. But if you enjoy hiking or any other outdoor activity, Santo Antao and Sao Nicolau are perfect. The good thing is people a very kind and relaxed on every island.