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Santo Antao
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Santo Antao

Santo Antao is an island located in the Cape Verde archipelago, situated off the western coast of Africa in the Atlantic Ocean. It is the largest and northernmost of the inhabited islands in the archipelago, and the second largest of all the islands in the Cape Verde chain. It is also the most rugged and mountainous of all the islands, boasting a dramatic landscape of steep valleys and towering peaks.

The island is divided into two main administrative regions, Porto Novo and Paul, which are separated by a mountain range known as the Corda. The capital of the island is Porto Novo, which is located on the north coast. The island has a population of around 28,000 and is home to a number of different ethnic groups, including Creole, Portuguese, and African.

Santo Antao has a long and rich history. In the 15th century, the island was part of the Portuguese Empire and was used as a trading post for goods from Europe. In the 19th century, it became a major port for the slave trade, and it remained an important trading center until the abolition of slavery in the early 20th century.

The island is known for its beautiful beaches, lush vegetation, and stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. It is also home to a number of unique species of birds and plants, making it a great destination for nature lovers.

Santo Antao is a great place for outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and bird watching. The island is also known for its vibrant nightlife and vibrant music scene, making it a great destination for travelers looking to experience the culture of Cape Verde.

Excursion tips for a day in Santo Antao

As a tourist in Santo Antao, Cape Verde, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in just one day. Here is a list of some of the most popular things to do:

1. Hike the stunning mountain trails: Santo Antao is known for its stunning mountainous landscape, and there are a variety of trails for hikers of all levels.

2. Visit the stunning beaches: Santo Antao is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, with white sand and crystal clear waters.

3. Explore the villages and towns: Santo Antao is home to a number of traditional villages and towns, each with its own unique culture and history.

4. Visit the Ribeira Grande Waterfall: This impressive waterfall is located in the Ribeira Grande Valley and is a popular tourist attraction.

5. Explore the island's caves and grottos: Santo Antao is home to a number of caves and grottos, each with its own unique beauty.

6. Take a boat tour: There are several boat tours available that can take you around the island and provide you with a different perspective of the landscape.

7. Enjoy some local cuisine: Santo Antao is home to some of the best seafood in the world, so be sure to try some of the local dishes.

8. Visit the Viana do Castelo Fort: This fort was built in the 16th century and is a great place to explore the island's history.

9. Take a dip in the natural pools: Santo Antao is home to a number of natural pools, perfect for swimming or just relaxing in the sun.

10. Take a tour of the local wineries: Santo Antao is home to a number of wineries, and a tour can be a great way to learn about the local culture and sample some of the local wines.

Experience Santo Antao with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Santo Antao. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Santo Antao

Santo Antao in Cape Verde has a warm and pleasant climate all year round, with temperatures rarely dropping below 20°C. The winter season (November to March) is the wettest season, with average temperatures ranging from 20-25°C and occasional rain showers. The spring season (April to June) is the hottest, with temperatures ranging from 25-30°C and dry weather. The summer season (July to September) is the hottest and driest, with temperatures ranging from 28-32°C and very little rain. The autumn season (October to November) is the mildest and most pleasant season, with temperatures ranging from 24-28°C and occasional rain showers.

Cruise weather for Santo Antao

Our weather forecast for Santo Antao helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 24.0 °C
min: 20.9 °C
7.2 m/s
7.9 m/s
57.2 %
22.0 m
77.1 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 23.6 °C
min: 21 °C
8.6 m/s
7.6 m/s
42.9 %
23.6 m
75.9 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 24.4 °C
min: 21.7 °C
9.0 m/s
9.4 m/s
45.4 %
23.6 m
75.0 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 24.7 °C
min: 22 °C
15.1 m/s
16.6 m/s
36.4 %
23.4 m
80.4 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 25.7 °C
min: 21.3 °C
6.5 m/s
14.4 m/s
16.4 %
23.1 m
73.4 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 24.1 °C
min: 20.4 °C
9.4 m/s
11.2 m/s
40.1 %
19.1 m
76.5 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 24.1 °C
min: 20.9 °C
9.7 m/s
12.2 m/s
57.4 %
23.0 m
76.7 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 25.9 °C
min: 21.1 °C
20.9 m/s
22.0 m/s
26.2 %
22.8 m
75.6 %
1,014 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 23.3 °C
min: 20.7 °C
14.8 m/s
14.4 m/s
38.0 %
23.8 m
80.3 %
1,014 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 25.0 °C
min: 21.4 °C
13.0 m/s
13.2 m/s
74.9 %
24.1 m
77.2 %
1,017 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 24.6 °C
min: 21.7 °C
17.3 m/s
15.5 m/s
41.0 %
22.4 m
80.1 %
1,015 hPa
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 23.8 °C
min: 21.1 °C
10.3 m/s
9.1 m/s
21.5 %
22.8 m
76.9 %
1,013 hPa
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 24.0 °C
min: 21.1 °C
8.3 m/s
8.3 m/s
36.1 %
17.2 m
81.8 %
1,015 hPa

Cruises to Santo Antao

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Scheduled ship calls in Santo Antao, Cabo Verde
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Oct. 23rd 2024 Wednesday, 23rd of Oct. 2024 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 24th 2024 Thursday, 24th of Oct. 2024 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 12:00 am

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