The Mango Trees

The Mango Trees

Trek without guide

The Mango Trees
A three day hike during which you wander through stunning valleys, admire seas of clouds and gaze at the resulting lightning effects. Beyond the sweet life that will submerge you as soon as you set foot on the island, Santo Antão is a treasure for the hiking enthusiasts and nature lovers among us.



Type of stay :
Trek without guide

Island(s) :
Santo Antão

Localities visited :
Cha de Mato, Boca de Coruja, Paúl

Length : 3 days
(included 3 of walking)

Maximum difficulty : 3

Get ready to dive into a haven of green! Discover the greenest and the most tropical island of the archipelago. You'll encounter thousands of travel partners that will accompany you throughout your wanderings along fertile riverbeds: banana trees, sugar cane, coffee bushes, guava or papaya trees. Enjoy this special journey in a remarkable region!


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The Mango Trees

For all hiking enthusiasts

9: 00 from Porto Novo harbour

Day 1(Hike: 3 hours - level 2-3)
Our driver will meet us in the small harbour of Porto Novo. Then we take the old road to reach a peak with an incredible panoramic view: the starting point of our hike, during which we explore an incredible green, fertile yet untamed valley. The driver waits for us at the other end - and we're off to rest in our little hotel, a piece of heaven hanging on the side of a steep mountain slope. Today's hike gave us a foretaste of the country, and a delicious dinner will introduce us to the Cape Verdean gastronomy.

Day 2(Hike: 4 hours - level 2-3)
We leave our guesthouse in the morning, bent on the quest of the valley of Paúl. It might include rambling through green sceneries, passing by numerous smiling inhabitants and identifying tropical plants. An invigorating picnic lunch among sugar canes inspires us to be on the lookout for dragon trees: a few specimens are found on Santo Antão and on São Nicolau.

Day 3
Free day in Paúl, in the valley of thousand hikes. Little by little, we notice the strong links that the island of Santo Antão has forged with us - by smiling to the locals, greeting back, drinking in the mango and sugar cane fragrances in the air, by setting ourselves to the pace of a generous and peaceful valley - we understand how the island's relaxed way of life could entrance so many of us.


Round-trip ferry tickets São Vicente - Santo Antão.
All transfers
2 days with roadbook 1 picnic
1 lunch
3 dinners
Accommodation for 3 nights
Luggage transfer
Tourist tax

Possibility to combine this hike with another tour

Price per person

269 € based on two persons

232 € based on four persons

Price info

Single room (Day 1, 2 & 3) extra charge: 48 EUR per person

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Levels of difficulty:

1 = Easy cheesy
2 = Easy
3 = Difficult in some places
4 = Intense
5 = Do not even think of it
* = Only with a guide

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