Aldea Panoramica Hotel


Santo Antão

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£1319pp(from/pp) SAVE £270pp (based on 2 sharing)

A traditional hotel with the perks of stunning scenery and walking trails at its doorstep.


What we love

  • The restaurant - delicious local specialities and international cuisine served in stunning surroundings with traditional live music.


Good to know

  • Because of the hotel's rural location, guests can hike/walk to a limited amount of local restaurants to eat locally during daylight hours.
  • We offer a panoramic transfer tour as standard on all package holidays that include Santo Antão. This is an approximate three-hour tour around the island, ensuring you get a chance to witness the natural beauty and highlights.
  • This property only accepts cash payments
  • The hotel is changing to an adult-only property (18 years and over) from 1st November 2024.

A stunning valley location

Sitting in Valley de Paúl at the foot of the extinct Cova Caldeira volcano is Aldea Panoramica, a hotel consisting of 12 rooms across six traditional bungalows, each bungalow has a straw roof made from sugar cane.

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A traditional stay

This hotel is a refreshing stay in the heart of Santo Antão with a lovely on-site restaurant serving lunch and dinner, local specialities feature on the restaurant’s menu, as well as international dishes. The outdoor spring-water pool is a stunning location with magnificent panoramic mountain views whilst you relax, providing you with an authentic stay.

Plenty of entertainment and activities

Unwind during the evenings with traditional live music as you enjoy a drink around the hotel’s bar and garden terrace. This hotel is great for couples and families alike, as well as keen hikers. There is an abundance of walking routes in the local area, such as Paúl, Ribeira Grande and Pontas do Sol where the stunning scenery can be readily explored, the hotel will be able to organise hiking tours on your behalf and even trail running courses. There are nearby restaurants to sample local cuisine outside of the hotel, feel free to speak to one of the local representatives or hotel staff for more information.

Getting to Santo Antão

You'll take a direct international flight to Sal, then internal flights to/from São Vicente - plus a one-hour ferry to/from Santo Antão.

Santo Antão is best experienced as part of a multi-centre island-hopping holiday around the archipelago. Call one of our experts about a tailor-made itinerary.

Official local hotel rating: 3 star



What's included in your booking 

  • 20kg luggage allowance 
  • Return inter-island flights from Sal to São Vicente provided by Cabo Verde Airlines
  • ​Return ferry crossing between São Vicente and Santo Antão 
  • Private airport transfers (where operationally possible) to/from ferry port
  • Panoramic transfer tour on Santo Antão 
  • Access to UK airport lounge
  • Airport Security Tax (TSA)
  • Experienced and reliable resort team on hand to help 
  • Digital Cape Verde destination guide 

Hotel Facilities

  • Swimming pool with sunloungers
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace with mountain views
  • Local trekking guides (payable locally)
  • Wi-Fi (signal can be intermittent)
  • 12 rooms

Room Facilities

  • Double or twin beds
  • Shower room
  • Fan


  • Restaurants: On site. 
  • Main Town: Paul
  • Airport: São Vicente, overnight generally required in São Vicente
  • Ferry: Mindelo (São Vicente) to Porto Novo (Santo Antão) one hour 
  • Port: 2.5-3 hour panoramic transfer tour to Aldea Panoramic, on the return, transfer is via the coastal road and takes approx one hour. 

Travelling Between the Islands

Internal flights are provided by Cabo Verde Airlines. It should be noted that internal flights can and do change schedules and flights are sometimes cancelled, delayed or even early. 

Direct travelling time between Sal and São Vicente is approximately 45 minutes' flying time, followed by a one-hour ferry journey from Mindelo (São Vicente) to Porto Novo (Santo Antão).

Rooms at Aldea Panoramica Hotel

Standard Room

From £1,319pp

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)

 Minimum child age: 18  

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About the Local Area


Santo Antão is a lush island, thanks to the fertile craters, towns hang from the verdant cliffs, offering wonderful sights for those who visit. 

This island may seem a world away from the pristine sands of Sal or Boa Vista, where visitors swap sunbathing and watersports for hiking and breathtaking panoramas. If you prefer, drives along the coastal roads are just as rewarding and provide access to the ravines and gorges of the island's dramatic landscape.




This is our most recommended activity when on Santo Antão. These treks range from four hours upwards and are a wonderful way to see and learn more about the island. Explore the rugged mountains, rocky landscapes and vibrant towns perched on cliffs edges. 


A full-day tour encompasses various locations, from sugar cane plantations and caves, to grogue distilleries and local villages. You will learn plenty about island life along the way.


If you are an avid hiker and feel confident enough, you can set off on your very own adventure and explore the local landscapes. The unique Jurassic atmosphere will make you feel like you've entered another world. We do highly recommend hiring a guide when hiking, however, for experts in the sport, this is a great option.


It is a must-do when visiting the archipelago, sampling the traditional cuisine! We offer a fantastic excursion in a traditional family setting, where you will be served home-cooked dishes whilst listening to a lovely music ensemble.