Discover the island of Santo Antão the division of the island by sharp peaks offering a great contrast between the windward side and the leeward side. The hikers call this paradise the Sao Vincente garden.
The agriculture takes part of the island’s development : sugar canne, tropical plants, potatoes and bananas. Stone walls are built around farms to keep roaming goats from feeding on vegetation, while windmills are built to pump fresh water from the ground.
The island is entirely made up of volcanic material. The tallest mountain is Tope de Coroa, reaching a height of 1,979 m making it the second tallest island in the archipelago and a seamount. The second tallest is Pico da Cruz at 1,585 m.
The island is divided into north and south by a mountain range long considered impenetrable but now are crossed by two paved roads, one with mountain curves, another one opened in 2009 runs in the easternmost predominantly next to the sea.
The island’s main town is Ponta do Sol on the north coast, home to the closed Agostinho Neto Airport, while its ferry port is Porto Novo on the south coast.
A part of the island in the southeast has an arid climate, while the northwest receives relatively normal precipitation. Its valleys are suffering heavy erosion.
Canal de São Vicente lies to the southeast of Porto Novo and separates with the island of São Vicente. Bathing beaches and fishing areas are found in near Tarrafal de Monte Trigo. During the rainy season, some creek beds across the island are temporarily filled with water.
2 day trip
Sao Vicente-Santo Antao from 148€ /person
On the Island of Santo Antao we offer following services:
The Grogue Trail
7 nights 2 Islands
from 760€ /person
The Trekking Tour
11/14 nights 2 Islands
from 1090€ /person
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