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Paul Tal, Santo Antao

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Hike through the pristine mountainous landscape of Paul Tal, carved out by the Ribeira do Paul. This 8 km (5 mi) long valley starts at the picturesque village of Pombas and has abundant mango, passion fruit, bananas, and sugarcane fields, making it one of the most important agricultural areas on the islands and the greenest valley on Cape Verde. Follow an easy trail along terraced slopes and ridges ascending towards a crater, and then go down again through the undulating terrain. Along the way, many vantage points provide perfect spots to rest and take in the jagged peaks and river below. You can see the entire valley from the highest point on the trail. Plan to visit Paul Tal during your Santo Antao vacation using our convenient Santo Antao trip builder website .
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  • Ribeira do paul is incredibly green and beautiful. The "normal" route from the cova through the Valley is already beautiful but if you an even more beautiful (and heavier!) route that is less about the paved road goes I can recommend the hike via Pico D'antonio. Also don't forget to have lunch at O'Curral! the route comes along. make this route with a GPS and track or a local guide!
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  • Not making trekking we rented a vehicle with driver for the tour of the island. This side of the island is very green, many cultures on the terrace, fruit trees, sugar canes, and spring water. Unmissable San Antao.
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  • Ribeira do paul is very nice, especially if the sugar cane. We were there in early January, this was when the case. Afterwards, we took a walk in Ribeira di Torre done, personally we found this even more beautiful.
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