is the greenest of valleys of Santo
muletrack over Lombo Comprido,
once of utmost importance, has metamorphised
into the wellknown hiking track 101 from
the crater of Cova de Paúl
to Vila das Pombas at sea-level.
recently built B&B Casa das Ilhas is surrounded by sugar cane plantations,
mango and monkey bread fruits, Papaya-
und Banana and nothing else. It stands
high benath the valley and gives rest
to hikers and guests coming for a relaxing
leave where there is little more than
silence. They are happy with the fact
that getting to the next road, bar, restaurant
or shop means at least 10 min of walk.
kitchen offers the best from the local
market. Halfboard, Breakfast and Supper
(desert and coffee free) are always to
be booked jointly with the accommodation
is no other
the afternoon, coffee and cake are freely
offered. Lunch, vegetarian food, special
dishes for vegetarians
or alergics can
be arranged for on appointment.
in the hotel business, Dominique,
Katelijne and Paulo can organize
that a driver meets you at the harbour
of Porto Novo
upon arrival. If you like,
you can make use of the day of arrival
a three hours walk down from the crater
of Cova to Casa das Ilhas (about
3 hours) and your luggage finds it
way to the house by itself.
see Santo Antão
hiking map, track 101
any case, your luggage will be transportet
from the road up to the house.
are, like everything on the compound,
brandnew, simple and well chosen with
a view over the valley and the sea. Some
of the rooms offer private showers (hot
and cold water) /WC, others make use of
perfectly clean shared
facilities in sufficient number.
families, spacy rooms with up to 4 beds
are available. Guest liking a little more
space may prefer the double SUPERIOR.
in the centre of the valley, access to
the famous hiking trails of Paúl
in all directions is given within half
an hour. The range covers at
least a week of good hikes. Local guides
can be made available on appointment.
reach the next supermarket, bank, postoffice
and all other kind of urban facilites
takes at least half an hour by bush-taxi.
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