Pestana Tropico Hotel

  

Santiago

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A comfortable hotel located on a promontory overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, with reputedly one of the best restaurants on the island.



Our Guest’s Opinion

"A good quality, quiet hotel with a nice size pool. Very relaxing stay."

- Mr Pickett



What we love

- An evening drink on the terrace area of Bar Ilheu provides you with a calming, relaxed atmosphere before you head out for an enjoyable evening.

Good to know

- The location of Pestana makes it really easy to explore the south of the island. It is just a short ride away from Cidade Velha, where you can experience the rich history of Santiago.



Explore the heart of Cidade Velha

Set in a residential area of Praia, the capital of Cape Verde and the largest town in the archipelago, Pestana Tropico is flanked by the famous dark sand Prainha Beach, popular with the locals for relaxing and playing sport. Guests here are also perfectly placed to explore the heart of the old city, Cidade Velha, with its colourful colonial architecture, bustling squares and vibrant markets all just a short ride up the hill.


Relax at the hotel

In the hotel itself, guests will find the rooms set over two floors, all of which enjoy sea or pool-facing views. The large pool and terrace area is the focal point of the hotel, providing a wonderful spot to soak up the sunshine and recharge your batteries after a busy day excursion. In addition to this, you’ll have some fantastic meals to look forward to courtesy of the excellent restaurant Alex, serving up sublime Cape Verdean, Portuguese and international dishes.

Pestana Tropico is an excellent choice for those looking to explore the island of Santiago, before heading on to the island of Fogo.


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.

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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
  • Visas
  • Experienced and reliable resort team on hand to help 
  • Free Cape Verde destination guide 

Hotel Facilities

  • Swimming pool and children's pool
  • Restaurant Alex
  • 2 bars: Bar Ilheu, Bar Honório
  • Room service (payable locally)
  • Fitness room
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Wi-Fi
  • 93 rooms

Room Facilities

  • Twin beds (can be made up as double)
  • Double bed in Suites
  • Air-conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Small fridge (payable locally)
  • Television
  • Telephone

Location

  • Beach: Prainha Beach, 5-minute walk 
  • Restaurants: Alex's on-site. Local restaurants short taxi ride  
  • Main Town: Praia
  • Airport: Santiago - 20-minute drive 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 to Santiago is approximately 45 minutes flying time.

Rooms at Pestana Tropico Hotel

Standard Room Pool View

From £1,104pp

Sleeps up to 2 

   

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Executive Room With Veranda

From £1,146pp

Sleeps up to 2 

   

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Executive Sea View

From £1,175pp

Sleeps up to 2 

   

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Junior Suite Mezzanine

From £1,238pp

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)

   

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Suite Classica / Ilheu / Oceano

From £1,329pp

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)

   

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Hotel & Local Restaurants

Opening dates are subject to change and beyond our control.

Hotel

Restaurant Alex

Alex's - Praia

Cape Verdean

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Local

Terazza Italiana

Terazza Italiana

Italian Cuisine

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Local

Quintal da Musica

Cape Verdean & European Cuisine

More information

Local

Café Sofia

Cafe Sofia

Cape Verdean Cuisine

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Local

Zero Point Steakhouse

Cape Verdean Cuisine

More information

 

About the Local Area

ABOUT THE ISLAND

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.

FESTIVALS IN SANTIAGO

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.

WALKING & HIKING

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.