Santo Antão

Description

Santo Antão, Cape Verde

Santo Antão is the second largest of the Cape Verdean Islands. It is very mountainous and entirely of volcanic origin. The Topo de Coroa is a 1.979 m high volcano, the second highest in Cape Verde. Most of the island is arid, but the northwest receives some rain. Only 47.000 people live on the island, mostly in some coastal villages, and some hamlets and isolated farms scattered over the island. The inhabitants make a living from the sea and grow tropical agricultural products.

Santo Antão is one of the best Cape Verdean islands for walking and considered a paradise for the adventurous hiker. Many walks can be made in the impressive mountainous interior or along the coast. The eroded valleys in the interior are accessible by road. The Topo de Coroa, 1.585 m high, is accessible by road and trails, and offers good views. The volcano Topo de Coroa lies rather isolated but can be climbed easily. It rises steeply out of the ocean.

Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Santo Antão
  • Santo Antão in the Cape Verde archipelago on a detailed, GPS compatible, contoured map at 1:50,000 from AB Kartenverlag highlighting over 50 hiking routes, with street plans of central Porto Novo and Ribeira Grande.The map has contours at 100m intervals, spot heights and elevation colouring enhanced by relief shading to present the topography.... Read more
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  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Santo Antão | AB Kartenverlag
  • 1:40,000 Hiking and walking map of Santo Antao in the Cape Verde Islands. A detailed topographical map with an English keysheet and routes, roads and places of interest shown on the map. Includes a detailed 1:10,000 map of Cidade do Porto Novo and a number of colour photos on the reverse, showing local places of interest, relating to numbered... Read more
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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Kaapverdië - São Nicolau en Santo Antão
  • Ontdek de mooiste 'kruimels van verlangen' in de Atlantische Oceaan. Deze reis voert je langs São Nicolau, São Vicente en Santo Antão, de mooiste eilanden van deze 500 km voor de West-Afrikaanse kust liggende Kaapverdische archipel. Loop langs scherp gekartelde heuvels, drakenbomen en pijnbomen met zilvergroen baardmos. Akkertjes met zoete... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Kaapverdië - Kaapverdië * Santo Antão
  • Deze korte wandelreis laat je kennis maken met Santo Antão, een van de mooiste wandeleilanden van de 500 km voor de West-Afrikaanse kust liggende Kaapverdische archipel. Loop langs scherp gekartelde heuvels, drakenbomen en pijnbomen met zilvergroen baardmos. In de gapende kloof Ribeira do Paúl zie je huisjes verspreid liggen alsof ze uit de... Read more
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