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Walking Trails in Santo Antao Island
The Walking Paradise
Travel to SANTO ANTAO Island:
Explore The Forces of The Nature
The Walking Trails in Santo Antao Island provide leisure and relax moments in harmony with nature. Nature is one of the greatest riches of Santo Antao. The island has a very high mountainous relief, structured from a large dorsal with altitudes that surpass the 1,000 meters (its culminating point is Top d'Coroa, with 1,979 meters) that extends of east to the west. From this central chain run large streams set in deep valleys with abrupt walls, sometimes with several hundred meters. Its coastal relief also presents extremely rough contours. This orography and the northern position of the island greatly influence its climate: the northern and north-eastern regions are relatively humid with annual precipitations and can reach up to 700 mm, while in the south and southeast regions a semi-arid climate with more than 9 months of drought per year. As a consequence of these radical geo-climatic conditions, the island presents a great diversity of landscapes, ranging from deep and verdant valleys to lunar landscapes.
This landscaping offer is undoubtedly a tourist offer for those who wish to escape from the common place ... the Ribeiras, cut by a dense vexation, are a key piece in the quality of the landscape, in whose contemplation there is an important interference of the roads that cut the mountains and the valleys. This allows having, for observation, the enchantment of exceptional views. On the other hand, although the island of Santo Antao is not particularly endowed with bathing areas, it is possible to find some small beaches that deserve special attention in the framework of the tourist products that the island offers.
In addition to the geographical aspects, the human warmth ("morabeza") and the cultural richness of its people qualify the island of Santo Antao as a tourist destination to be explored absolutely. In this sense deserve special reference: urban nuclei of historical interest, which include architectural heritage of the colonial period; the gastronomy characterized by succulent typical dishes like Cachupa; the typical craftsmanship of the island; the popular festivals and pilgrimages; traditional rituals and dances, and undoubtedly music - a major expression of Cape Verdean culture.
Walking Tours in Santo Antao Island
Our proposal for Walking Tours in Santo Antao Island is based on a lot of experience and knowledge of our experts, from observation and direct contacts in the communities and many photographic reports. Santo Antao Island has something for everyone who enjoys exploring on foot. There are picturesque villages and superb views over the sea seemingly around every mountain, still rarely visited by tourists.