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Santo Antão

“The Island of Green Mountains”

Santo Antão is a hiker’s dream. Its peaks and valleys are the perfect place to experience the greener side of Cabo Verde’s (“green cape”) often very ungreen terrain. If you’re looking for outdoor activities with an ample dose of traditional culture, food, and music, look no further than this gem of an island.

The people of Santo Antão are particularly welcoming and open to visitors, despite any language barriers. Some of the archipelago’s best grogue and other spirits are made in the traditional fashion here as well. Without a doubt, you’ll find plenty of reasons to mingle with the islanders, known among Cape Verdeans and beyond as honest, self-reliant, hard working, and friendly.