Santo Antão in pictures

Updated on Jun 28, 2017 by Alastair McClymont

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Santo Antão is one of the most beautiful islands in Cape Verde. Here is a collection of our favourite photos of its landscapes, people and character.

For many holiday-makers heading to Cape Verde, the island of Santo Antão is the primary island in the archipelago that encapsulates adventure and scenic beauty. While several other islands of the Cape Verde also tick these boxes, there is a majesty to Santo Antão's towering mountains, gravity-defying agricultural terraces, and picturesque villages that are seemingly unmatched anywhere else in the country.

Offering fantastic hiking opportunities, plenty of culture, and a great means for escaping the strains of modern life; Santo Antão is a very popular entry on several of our island hopping tours. To give you a flavour of what to expect from the island, we've put together this collection of photos from Santo Antão for you to admire.

 

Santo Antã​o photography

 

The stunning interior mountains

 

The hiking scene on Santo Antã​o​ is thriving

 

Farmers working the land in the caldera of an extinct volcano

 

Fishermen in Ponta do Sol village

 

A view of the island on approach to Porto Novo

 

More towering peaks within the island's striking interior

 

Porto Novo's famous statue welcomes and bids farewell to visitors

 

A great view at breakfast from Pedracin Village

 

Verdant surroundings define the retreat of Pedracin Village

 

Precariously placed villages dot the mountainous landscapes

 

An example of the island's famous agricultural terraces

 

A beautiful mountain backdrop to enjoy while swimming at Santantao Art Resort

 

The ferry transporting passengers between São​ Vicente and Santo Antão​

 

A smiling local amid the hustle and bustle of the port of Porto Novo​

 

Find out more about Santo Antão by paying a visit to our dedicated Guide page where you can also learn more about our accommodation range on the island.

 

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