Hotel Perola



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Book This  7 nights | based on 2 sharing
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Book This  7 nights | based on 2 sharing

A contemporary and modern property, Hotel Perola provides a rewarding and memorable stay along the waterfront in Praia, Cape Verde’s capital city.

Our Expert Opinion 

“Hotel Perola is a great hotel, very well placed and has a number of eateries on the doorstep. An ideal base for a few days exploring the island of Santiago.”

 - Charlotte, Commercial


What we love

  • Just a 20-minute stroll into downtown Platô, Praia’s city centre, where you can experience the local vegetable market, plus there’s an array of shops, bars and restaurants.


Good to know

  • Just outside the hotel are two very good restaurants – Gamboa and Maracajua are located just a short walk away.

The perfect base to explore

Enjoying a great location beside the coast in Praia and boasting stunning views across the water, Hotel Perola is an excellent place to base yourself on the diverse island of Santiago.

Hotel Perola itself is a haven of peace and indulgence, with some wonderful features ensuring you’ll have plenty of opportunity to relax during your stay here, whether that’s in the form of the inviting rooftop pool, or perhaps the fantastic sea views from the on-site restaurant?

Modern comforts

The hotel consists of 60 rooms, ranging from standard options through to expansive suites. You’ll enjoy plenty of space, light and comfort in whichever room type you reside in, all of which are decked out with ample facilities that include air-conditioning, a mini-bar and television. Beyond the room, the rooftop pool will no doubt serve as a focal point of your stay at Hotel Perola, offering panoramic views of Praia and its bay, as well as an adjoining bar from where you can get some inviting refreshments and bar snacks. The gastronomy continues in the shape of the hotel’s Deju Panoramic Restaurant, while those who fancy burning off those extra calories will benefit from the hotel’s on-site gym.

Out & about

Hotel Perola is a great base for those hoping to get out and explore the island of Santiago, as well as the local area. Just outside the property are two good restaurants. You’ll also find yourself just a five-minute walk from Gamboa Beach, with its impressive views into downtown Praia.


Getting to Santiago

Direct International flights to Sal, then internal flights to/from Santiago

Santiago is best experienced as part of a multi-centre island hopping holiday around the archipelago. We offer a number of itineraries that include a stay on Santiago. Visit our Island Hopping Holiday Ideas, or call one of our experts about a tailormade itinerary.

Official local hotel rating: 4 star


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What's included in your booking 

  • 20kg luggage allowance & in-flight meals for international flights
  • Return inter-island flights from Sal, provided by Binter
  • Private airport transfers (where operationally possible)
  • Access to UK airport lounge
  • Airport Security Tax (TSA)
  • Experienced and reliable resort team on hand to help 
  • Free Cape Verde destination guide 

Hotel Facilities

  • Deju Panoramic Restaurant (open 7am - 11pm)
  • Rooftop pool
  • Pool bar (open during peak season 3pm - 8pm )
  • Small gym
  • Bar snacks available from the pool bar
  • Room service (during restaurant opening times)
  • Laundry service (payable locally)
  • Small gift shop
  • Wi-Fi
  • 60 rooms

Room Facilities

  • Double or twin beds
  • Shower room
  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini-bar
  • Hairdryer
  • Television 
  • Telephone
  • Safe


  • Beach: Prainha and Quebra Canela, 10-minute walk
  • Restaurants: on-site, 200m and in Plato (downtown Praia) (15-min walk)
  • Main Town: Praia
  • Airport: Praia, 15-minute taxi transfer

Travelling Between the Islands

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

Travelling time between Sal to Santiago is approximately 45 minutes flying time.

Rooms at Hotel Perola

Duplo Premium

From £1,248pp

Sleeps up to 4 (2 adults)


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Duplo Premium Sea View

From £1,318pp

Sleeps up to 4 (2 adults)


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Suite Master

From £1,447pp

Sleeps up to 3 


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Suite Presidential

Sleeps up to 4 


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Hotel & Local Restaurants

Opening dates are subject to change and beyond our control.


Restaurant Alex

Alex's - Praia

Cape Verdean

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Terazza Italiana, Santiago

Terazza Italiana

Italian Cuisine

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Quintal da Musica

Cape Verdean & European Cuisine

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Café Sofia

Cafe Sofia

Cape Verdean Cuisine

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Zero Point Steakhouse

Cape Verdean Cuisine

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About the Local Area


The largest island in the archipelago and the first to be populated, Santiago is rich in history and culture. The various mountainous peaks of the island reflect its volcanic origin.

With a unique blend of diverse landscapes, volcanic rocks, green valleys, barren regions and beautiful beaches Santiago is aesthetically pleasing. Hiking is popular here as this is one of the few islands with a refreshing hinterland which can be very rewarding. Ornithologists will be in their element as most of the species endemic to Cape Verde can be spotted here.

Praia is the capital of Santiago, a traditional bustling African town and the trading hub for agricultural products. Live music plays a huge role in the city's culture and can be heard playing in bars and restaurants and is hugely popular amongst the locals and tourists. No visit to Santiago would be complete without a trip to the old capital of Cidade Velha and Forte Real de Sao Filipe, the main slave trading point between Europe, Africa and America.


The following are just a couple of festivals that take place on Santiago:

Gamboa Festival - 17/18/19 May - Held in the bay of San Fransisco and arguably the biggest music festival in Cape Verde. Musicians from other countries come to Santiago to participate.

Tabanka - June/July - A celebration of the liberation of slaves which takes place in Assomada.


The Islands provide some spectacular scenery and there are walks to suit all levels of fitness and experience.

Some of the walks in the islands provide challenges which require previous hill walking experience, a higher than average level of fitness and proper walking footwear. For some walks guides are a necessity and can be arranged and paid for locally where as others are well signposted and there is no need for a guide.

The interior of Santiago provides many beautiful walks that start at a point in the centre of the island and follow a ribeira down to the coast.