Santa Antao – Porto Novo – Island Drive






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On a guided drive, admire the scenery of this mountainous and lush island, and visit a distillery to learn how the national drink is made.
  • Enjoy a panoramic drive on this green and stunning island

  • See the enormous Cova crater and the cultivated fields inside it

  • Taste the national liquor on a visit to a local distillery

  • Learn about the island’s culture and livelihood

Peaks and green valleys

See the Cova crater, from where the island of Santo Antão was formed. Today farmers cultivate the crater’s mineral-rich fields. Drive along a former trading route, and see goats and farmland on your way. Admire the spectacular green valleys and the tall mountains, towering up to 1979 metres. Visit a local distillery to taste the national drink, Grogue – a rum with the scent of bananas.

Practical information

  • Language: English

  • Included: Local liquor or juice

  • Remarks/requirements: Comfortable clothes and shoes. Casual/ sporty

  • Walking information: Plain, cobblestone on irregular paths

  • Wheelchair accessible: No

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