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Santo Antao

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Island of the Mountains

The second-largest island in Cape Verde and the westernmost of Africa, Santo Antao offers dizzying sights of highlands ruptured with canyons, valleys, and gorges. Hiking, trekking, and cultural sightseeing on this "Island of the Mountains" top most itineraries on Santo Antao. As you approach the island's southern side via ferry, the barren landscape belies the pine forests and tropical plants in the north. This contrast also finds its reflection in the local culture--something raw and heavy despite their joys, where cola music and dance finds its home. Santo Antao is in Cape Verde. Plan how to spend your time in Santo Antao and other destinations in Cape Verde using our Cape Verde trip itinerary builder tool .
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Where to stay in Santo Antao

Finding comfortable lodgings on Santo Antao usually requires advance planning. Hotels and hostels are equally crowded here during the peak season (November to February), so try to arrive with a booked reservation. Although affordable bed and breakfasts, hostels, and mid-range hotels near the beach make up the main bulk of the accommodation choices, a few high-end luxurious facilities scattered in the island's several towns round out the selection.
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