A big room serving as chamber and as stay, opens on an immense terrace giving to the sea, in front of Brazil, real place of life! Behind, in the shade of an Australian locust tree, a court paved of pebbles where we can find the freshness.
“such a beautiful place! we loved the house with the breathtaking view, the outside kitchen is wonderful, very friendly locals ( especially helpful was simao who is always there to help - with any question or problem you might have you can always contact him - he also sells the best grogue in his bar. and rui who knows the nicest walking tours and who also tought me how to prepare maniok frites. thaaaaank you simao and rui!) we also enjoyed taking long walks at the beach and going to the little shop to buy our food . jean- pierre gave us very useful tips regarding the trip to santo antao and was always available via email. it is indeed - like he suggested- best to arrive on sao vicente a day before. and also best to stay 1 night on sao vicente before flying home. we took the morning ferry and the typical aluguer( shared taxi) and i would recommend doing that. we absolutely loved everything about our stay in tarrafal and already miss the lovely house with the two hammocks. wonderful experience and i can highly recommend this very special place. thank you for everything!!! natalija”
Kaza Ladera is a restored old house where you can watch the sunset and full moon nights. It is located next to the church in the Ladera area in Tarrafal de Monte Trigo, Santo Antão. It is decorated with antique and traditional objects. It has 5 bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen, 4 bathrooms, a huge patio where you can relax and a terrace with magnificent views of the Tarrafal bay. From the terrace you can enjoy sunsets and full moon nights.
“For us the most beautiful accommodation in Tarrafal! Everything is new and very clean. There is a large, well-equipped communal kitchen. Fantastically the large terrace on which every morning a delicious and lovingly prepared breakfast was served. From here you have the best view over the village, the bay and the sea. In the evening you can experience the most beautiful sunsets here. Vera, the hostess, is always very friendly, warm, helpful, patient, generous and much more. She is always available, had good tips for us and even organized our transfer. We are very grateful to her for giving us such an unforgettable stay. It is often said, "We'll be back!" Here we are sure that we will visit Kaza Ladera again. Many thanks for everything!”
In the island of Santo Antao, the most beautiful of the Cape Verde islands, far from the big international resorts and tourist developments, a charming house for rent in a fishing village of 350 inhabitants, entirely renovated in the local style.
“Cruzinha is a small very remote place without Wi-Fi connection. The place itself does not offer much, you get the bare essentials in the small mini markets and in the evening you can go for a drink in one of the small bars. For example, Ricardo has a nice open air bar at the entrance. The accommodation is therefore rather something for individualists and peace seekers. On the spot you can snorkel and jump with the local children from rocks into the sea. 15 minutes. walk away is a very nice black sand beach, where the sea is supposedly a bit treacherous. We are only as far into the waves as we could stand. The accommodation itself is very nice. We also enjoyed every evening from Lucinda delicious cook (fish, 7 Euro per person per meal). Cooking yourself is rather less recommended because of the limited shopping. We took a trip with a fishing boat to Ponta do Sol (boat altogether 40 euros round trip) and from there to Fontainhas up (about 45 minutes). But you can also start from Ponta do Sol with a taxi. My husband then went back to Cruzinha alone from Fontainhas. The trail is spectacular and easy to find, but not to be underestimated, as it mostly goes up and down. Above all, you should avoid the blazing sun and of course take enough water with you. You do not need a guide for the hike. The equipment of the house was very good, great mattresses, tea maker only the toaster was missing, but there was a small stove. Also interesting were the talks with Pasquale (French!), Who took very good care of us. Our children (10 and 12 years) found 4 nights adequate, especially because they lacked the Wi-Fi .... We wrote many postcards for this ... The villagers were very polite and reserved. We always felt safe. And as in probably all villages on Cabo Verde there is also a specific danger of being awakened in the morning by the cock in Cruzinha. If you still have an old children diving mask or a snorkel at home, the children of the place are very happy about it.”