Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Apartment overlooking the ocean available for short or longer term rent in Porto Novo, Santo Antao Island. Situated a few minutes from the harbour. Easy base for hiking trips. Centre of Porto Novo town is within walking distance which accommodates shops and several restaurants. Porto Novo is a great base to explore the rest of the island whilst being charming and attractive itself.
Escorraletes , a secluded beach is approximately a leisurely 20 minute walk . Ferries to nearby Sao Vicente island from where the rest of the Cape Verde islands can be explored are frequent and take about 45 minutes. The best of all worlds can be had by one day choosing peace ,solitude and nature in the mountains of Santo Antao followed by evening meal with the locals in Porto Novo, and the next day visiting one of colonial style Mindelo's three unspoilt beaches (Mindelo has recently been voted as having the 5th most beautiful Bay in the world).
When available, if desired, we can arrange for your week to be divided between this apartment and a three bedroom ccean view townhouse in Praia Norte a short walk from the beach with mountainous backdrop. Praia Norte is approximately fifteen minutes from Mindelo (cost in taxi approximately 7 Euros or one or two Euros on an irregularly timed bus).
Tour guides , surf and kite surf lessons available.
All year round sunshine
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||2 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||50 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Sao Vicente or Sal to Sao Vicente, Nearest railway: No trains|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The Barlavento Islands region
Porto Novo is a perfect base to explore this beautiful island. There are several restaurants in the town and taxis or aluguers can be caught to the rest of the island (aluguers are shared transport and an hour or two journey usually costs a few Euros).
Unless you need to get somewhere quickly, make sure you get a driver that is going through the interior of the island rather than on the new fast road or you will miss the volcano.
Santa Antao has all year round sunshine - we have visited once in September and had some rain but it passed very quickly and was still very warm throughout.
Porto Novo, Cape Verde
Santo Antao is the largest of the Cape Verde Islands and has relatively low key tourism. The island is mountainous with the south side being arid and the north lush with an abundance of green valleys, hills and ravines.