Pestana Tropico Hotel



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A comfortable hotel with reputedly one of the best restaurants on the island.

Pestana Tropico is located on a promontory overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and is known for being a very comfortable hotel with its restaurant renowned as one of the best anywhere in Cape Verde. 

The hotel is set in a residential area of Praia, the capital of Cape Verde and the largest town in the archipelago, and is flanked by the famous dark sand Prainha beach, popular with the locals for relaxing and playing sport. A short ride up the hill is the heart of the old city with its colourful colonial architecture, bustling squares and vibrant markets. 

Set on two floors, all rooms are sea or pool facing and decorated in a contemporary style that reflects the hotel’s origins in Portugal. The large pool and terrace area is a pleasant place to enjoy the sunshine whilst the
Ilheu circular bar is the ideal spot to enjoy a drink following a busy day excursion. To top it all off, the excellent restaurant Alex serves delicious Cape Verdean, Portuguese and international specialities. 

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

Flights - 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. Call one of our experts about a tailormade itinerary.

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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


  • 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 either Binter or TACV (Cabo Verde Airlines). 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 £1,051pp

Sleeps up to 2 


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Executive Room With Veranda

From £1,149pp

Sleeps up to 2 


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Executive Sea View

From £1,149pp

Sleeps up to 2 


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Junior Suite Mezzanine

From £1,212pp

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)


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Suite Classica / Ilheu / Oceano

From £1,303pp

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)


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Hotel & Local Restaurants

Opening dates are subject to change and beyond our control.


Restaurant Alex

Alex's - Praia

Cape Verdian

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Terazza Italiana

Terazza Italiana

Italian Cuisine

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Quintal da Musica

Quintal da Musica

CapeVerdian & European 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.