Pensão Bela Sombra

  

São Nicolau

 
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£784pp(from/pp) SAVE £215pp (based on 2 sharing)

Located in the heart of Ribeira Brava in the centre of the island, Pensão Bela Sombra is a strikingly bright property, surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery.


What we love

- This is a good value, simple pension located in one of the most scenic valleys in Cape Verde. 

- You can explore São Nicolau from your doorstep, heading deep into the valley within a 15-minute walk.

Good to know

- São Nicolau’s landscape is very diverse, varying from one side of the island to the other. Make sure you don’t miss Carberinho, Monte Gordo and the Valley of Ribeira Prata.  


 

Colour and culture in São Nicolau

A strikingly bright property that perfectly encapsulates the vibrancy of Cape Verde, you’ll encounter Pensão Bela Sombra in the heart of Ribeira Brava, right in the centre of the island of São Nicolau. Such is the convenience of Bela Sombra’s location, guests will find themselves on the doorstep of both the island’s intriguing capital and the stunning mountainous landscapes that make São Nicolau so breathtakingly beautiful.

The property itself can be found along one of the town’s narrow winding streets, standing out due to its bright pink and purple façade. The vibrant colours provide a theme throughout the hotel, with the 20 simple but well-presented guest rooms offering a comfortable base for your stay. Views from the top floor balcony are superb, presenting the lush green mountains and the promise of adventure!


Exploring the stunning nature

The mountains will present a mainstay of your time at Bela Sombre, and with some great walking routes and guided walking tours on offer, you’ll find that Bela Sombra is ideal for getting out to explore the island. You can also eat in the hotel’s good restaurant, which is café style and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, though many guests will be drawn to the superb Cape Verdean cuisine on offer when eating out in the small town. 


Travelling to São Nicolau

Your international flights are direct to Sal, then internal flights to/from São Nicolau.

São Nicolau​ 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 São Nicolau​. Visit our Island Hopping Holiday Ideas, or call one of our experts about a tailormade itinerary.


 

Our Expert Opinion

“I loved the charm of the main square in Ribeira Brava, and Bela Sombre is just a 50m stroll from here. It’s a great base to explore this stunning island from.”

- Paul Kenny, Commercial Manager


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Board Basis

 

What's included in your booking 

  • 20kg luggage allowance & in-flight meals for your international flights
  • Return inter-island flights from Sal provided by Binter
  • Private panoramic transfer tour
  • Access to UK airport lounge
  • Visas
  • Experienced and reliable resort team on hand to help 
  • Free Cape Verde destination guide 

Hotel Facilities

  • Restaurant and bar
  • Laundry Service (payable locally)
  • Wi-Fi
  • 18 rooms

Room Facilities

  • Twin or double beds
  • Air-conditioning on request
  • Safe
  • Television
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • Balcony 

Location

  • Beach: Prainha Beach is a 30-minute walk
  • Restaurants: On-site. 2-minute walk to center of town
  • Main Town: Ribeira Brava 
  • Hiking: Possible from the hotel
  • Airport: São Nicolau, 5 minutes by 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 and São Nicolau is via Santiago and approximately 85 minutes' flying time.

Rooms at Pensão Bela Sombra

Standard Room

From £784pp

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)

   

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