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Bergstrasse von Santo Antao, Ribeira Grande, Santo Antao 1110, Cape Verde
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Reviewed February 23, 2019

We were dropped off by a taxi at the top of the crater and then walked down to our hotel, the Aldeia Manga, located in the Paul Valley. This is not the full hike to Pombas or Paul, but it was long enough at around...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Scott A
Reviewed January 28, 2019

The hike which is around 10/11km took around 4.5 hours. We took a taxi to the top of the southern side of the crater paying CVE 3,000 from Ponto do Sol for the 45 minute drive. From the drop off point a track leads down...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 9, 2019

The Cova Crater (population 12) is where you kick-off the walk down to the coast at Pombas (Paul). Our guidebook rated the walk as 'easy', but I would say it was medium. The drop of 1,200 m while walking 34 km means hours of walking...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LOVE2EAT56
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

The Cova to Pombas walk is indeed the number one thing to do on the island of Santo Antao. Although the next best walk (Cruzinha to Ponta do Sol) can compete! The walk starts on top of the Cova crater. There you start walking to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

An amazing walk from this crater towards Paul. Straightforward, descending about 1300m to the sea, through one of the greenest valleys Santo Antao has to offer

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bert V
Reviewed December 24, 2018

Arriving at the Cove Crater we had a very nice view over the whole crater. The inside is in used for agriculure and de farmers made a fantastic patchwork of it. A must see when you visit Santo Antao. And the road to it is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank benr258
Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

Got driven up to Cova do Paul to start our hike down. A vast expanse at the top of the hill. Did not spend much time here as our objective was to locate the path and head down the Ribiera do Paul. The Cova was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Great view and great trekking. Don't forget to take water and a coat because the weather can change up there.. take something to eat because there's nothing there 😊 get ready to feel the pain in the legs the Next day

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank joaninhapinto
Reviewed April 30, 2018

the views are SPECTACULAR and often breathtaking. Many seem to hike over this pass and certainly can see that it would be a wonderful challenge. You see mountains, terraced vegetable gardens, apple trees (yes), pine trees and you name it. Sometimes fog obscures the views....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Marion W
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

This was probably the best hike in my life (and I go hikking a lot). We started in Paul, right at the see level. We walked to Cova Volcano and went back to Paul. The whole hike was 28 km and it took us 8,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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