Ranked #10 of 13 attractions in Santa Maria
Discovery of the São Filipe cityWalking through the city, visiting the historical part of the city of São Filipe with its old...
Discovery of the São Filipe cityWalking through the city, visiting the historical part of the city of São Filipe with its old buildings. 10h45 – Departure to Chã das Caldeiras“Can be said that not visit Chã Das Caldeiras and the Volcano it means to loose a chance to know the greater touristic attraction of Cape Verd, one of the most exuberant/impressive landscapes of the world. Stops:• Forno— One of the areas where large irrigation system dropby drop, sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture and used by farmers on the island in order to minimize the effect of drought. This technique allows a rational use ofwater, minimizing waste and ensuring the production of fruits and vegetables all year round.• Achada Furna – Where the houses were built for the population of the Cha boilers during the eruption of 1995, through a cooperative project between the government of Cape Verde and the German government.• Entrance of the natural park of Chã das Caldeiras—where it´s possible to have a general notion of the volcano landscape, mainly of the image left after the 1951 eruption.• Stopping for photos inside of the boiler, close to the small peak (crater left after the last eruption in 1995). 12h30 – Arrival in Chã das Caldeiras and lunch Lunch at Patrick’s house or Marisa’s house, the references in terms of quality of confectioned plates, the meal includes a fish or meat, water, coffee and dessert. Free time in the boiler - To visit in Chã das Caldeiras: • Cooperative association of agriculturists of Chã das Caldeiras; • Information rank--- it shows a little of the community of Chã das Caldeiras history, through the exhibition of pictures and antiques. Crafts for sale, wine and sweets. • House of Mr. Tito Montrond, the fourth generation of the Frenchman Arnard Montrond, the French celebrity who came to Cape verd about a hundred of years ago, for unknown reasons, giving great contribution for the development of the island in the area of medicine and construction. He was also the ancestorwho gave origin to the great number of Foguenses with green eyes and blond hair.