Tiduca Hotel


Santo Antão

Tiduca Hotel is a recently opened, modern hotel set between the sea and the mountains.


What we love

  • Nature at your fingertips! You can book guided walking tours from your local representative and really explore the depths that this beautiful island has to offer.
  • Relaxing on one of the sunbeds on the rooftop terrace whilst indulging in your latest read, with a scenic backdrop to die for!


Good to know

  • There are some very good local restaurants in Ponto do Sol. O Valeiro, less than 100m from the hotel, serving good value local dishes using fish from the day’s catch. Service can be slow, so wherever you eat, make sure you adopt the ‘no stress’ Cabo Verde attitude.
  • We offer a panoramic transfer tour as standard on all package holidays that include Santo Antão. This is an approximate three-hour tour around the island, ensuring you get a chance to witness the natural beauty and highlights.


Discover local life

Located on the northernmost tip of the island in Ponto do Sol, a typical Cape Verdean fishing village, Tiduca Hotel is ideally placed for guests to experience local Cape Verdean life. It’s a lovely pastime to watch the fishermen head in and out in their colourful boats and return at the end of the day with their catch. Backed by the island’s renowned green mountains, walking is a popular pursuit, and heading off to explore the capital, Ribeira Grande, is a rewarding activity for those looking to discover the destination beyond the golden beaches.

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A comfortable, modern base for your holiday

The hotel itself opened in late 2017, and boasts a light, modern décor throughout. Its position right in front of Boca de Pistola harbour means that you can make the most of the incredible surrounding ocean and mountain views from either your private balcony, or the hotel’s spacious rooftop terrace.

The guest rooms are decorated in the same modern theme, using white tones and splashes of bright colour to give them a comfortable and welcoming feel. On the fourth floor, you’ll also find a small spa, where you can unwind with a massage or treatment after a busy day exploring the island. If this wasn’t enough, there’s the comfortable Esplanada bar, where you can sit back and relax with your favourite beverage!

Ponto do Sol

Just a short walk from Tiduca Hotel will bring you to the small yet charming town of Ponto do Sol. Here you’ll find a handful of restaurants and shops, along with a cobbled square, decorated with palm trees, along with a church and a pretty, bright yellow Portuguese building. The views from the town are stunning, as (similar to that of the hotel) you’ve got the ocean to one side and the imposing lush green mountains on the other, promising the prospect of adventure.    

Tiduca Hotel is the ideal choice for those looking to immerse themselves in Cape Verde’s ‘no stress’ culture and discover the true beauty of the archipelago beyond the beach.

We recommend Tiduca Hotel for a two or three-night add-on stay to your Cape Verde holiday.

Official local hotel rating: 4 star


What's included in your booking 

  • 20kg luggage allowance
  • Return inter-island flights from Sal to São Vicente provided by Cabo Verde Airlines
  • Return ferry crossing between São Vicente and Santo Antão
  • Private airport transfers (where operationally possible) to/from ferry port
  • Panoramic transfer tour on Santo Antão
  • Access to UK airport lounge
  • Airport Security Tax (TSA)
  • Experienced and reliable resort team on hand to help 
  • Digital Cape Verde destination guide 

Hotel Facilities

  • 'Solarium' roof terrace with sunloungers, umbrellas and showers (weather conditions may affect opening times)
  • Restaurant
  • Two bars
    • Esplanada bar, with lobby located on the ground floor
    • Solarium bar and terrace, located on the solarium rooftop (weather conditions or occupancy may affect opening times)
  • Small spa
  • Small gym
  • Wi-Fi
  • ​Laundry facilities
  • 24-hour reception
  • 82 bedrooms

Room Facilities​

  • Double or twin beds
  • Shower room
  • Air-conditioning
  • En-suite
  • Hairdryer
  • Television with access to 17 channels
  • Telephone
  • Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Balcony with views of the sea and/or mountains


  • Restaurants: On-site and Ponto do Sol - five-minute walk
  • Main town: Ribeira Grande 10-minute drive
  • Airport: São Vicente, overnight generally required in São Vicente
  • Ferry Mindelo (São Vicente) to Porto Novo (Santo Antão) one hour 
  • Port: 2.5-3 hour panoramic transfer tour to Tiduca, on the return, transfer is via the coastal road and takes approximately one hour

Travelling Between the Islands

Internal flights are provided by 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 and São Vicente is approximately 45 minutes' flying time, followed by a one-hour ferry journey from Mindelo (São Vicente) to Porto Novo (Santo Antão).

Rooms at Tiduca Hotel

Superior Room

From £1,459pp

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)


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Standard Room

From £1,424pp

Sleeps up to 2 


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Junior Suite

From £1,564pp

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)


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Master Suite

From £1,634pp

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)


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Superior Single Room

Sleeps up to 1 


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About the Local Area


Santo Antão is a lush island, thanks to the fertile craters, towns hang from the verdant cliffs, offering wonderful sights for those who visit. 

This island may seem a world away from the pristine sands of Sal or Boa Vista, where visitors swap sunbathing and watersports for hiking and breathtaking panoramas. If you prefer, drives along the coastal roads are just as rewarding and provide access to the ravines and gorges of the island's dramatic landscape.




This is our most recommended activity when on Santo Antão. These treks range from four hours upwards and are a wonderful way to see and learn more about the island. Explore the rugged mountains, rocky landscapes and vibrant towns perched on cliffs edges. 


A full-day tour encompasses various locations, from sugar cane plantations and caves, to grogue distilleries and local villages. You will learn plenty about island life along the way.


If you are an avid hiker and feel confident enough, you can set off on your very own adventure and explore the local landscapes. The unique Jurassic atmosphere will make you feel like you've entered another world. We do highly recommend hiring a guide when hiking, however, for experts in the sport, this is a great option.


It is a must-do when visiting the archipelago, sampling the traditional cuisine! We offer a fantastic excursion in a traditional family setting, where you will be served home-cooked dishes whilst listening to a lovely music ensemble.