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Cerrado Sul, Sao Filipe, Fogo 8220 Cape Verde
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#1 of 6 hotels in Sao Filipe
La Fora Ecolodge is a sustainability-driven, ecologically-minded hotel on the island of Fogo, Cape Verde. With panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, neighboring Brava Island, and Fogo’s iconic Caldera, La Fora Ecolodge brings you natural beauty, tranquility and relaxation.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Taxi service
24-hour security
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Walking tours
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Seating area
Private bathrooms
Walk-in shower
Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Portuguese
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Zambgar wrote a review Oct 2022
Gloucester, United Kingdom24 contributions42 helpful votes
We stayed here for 3 nights recently and can't recommend it enough. It commands stunning scenery in a serene location. Aaron and Ellen were very attentive hosts and it was very clear this place is a passion project of theirs, where every detail has been given consideration. They are completely off grid, which is incredibly impressive and not particularly noticeable other than that hot water for showers can take a while to warm up (not a big deal!). They have lots of contacts on the island and helped book guides for our excursions, all of whom were wonderful. The food was all great, (with vegetarian options also available) and the bar had the usual options and a decent cocktail menu. We wish we had stayed a few more days here as we really enjoyed it - a slice of island paradise!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Natalie R wrote a review Aug 2022
Zurich, Switzerland2 contributions
wonderful lodge, once dicovered you'll always want to go back. thank you for the peaceful and energizing days with you guys! You have really built a little paradise and we love the sustainability thoughts behind it all!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Hannah T wrote a review May 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Couldn’t have been happier with our 5 night stay at beautiful La Fora. Aaron and Ellen are the absolute best - they were super helpful, friendly and informative and helped us make the most of our amazing trip to Cape Verde and Fogo in particular. La Fora is such a peaceful beautiful place and the food was all insanely delicious. Can’t recommend highly enough and can’t wait to return!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Thomas L wrote a review Mar 2022
Frankfurt, Germany41 contributions13 helpful votes
Take a couple that has traveled all over the world taking notes about all the places they stayed at and let them build an accommodation. It worked. And how it worked! From a warm hearted welcome to an easy checkout, attention was paid to everything. A beautiful bar with great drinks, amazing food (go for the buffet option, a quality that is second to none), facing the sunset on comfortable furniture of course! They even have a nice pool which is very rare to find on Fogo. The rooms have a cozy, just perfect size with one of the most comfortable mattresses I’ve ever slept on. The employees are very friendly locals and furthermore the owners are involved in local charity projects. Water and electricity of the lodge are self-sustaining and even some of the waste water is used to water the beautiful greenery. I could go on for pages and the only thing we regret is only having spent one night there. On the other hand that would have bared the risk of us permanently wanting to move in…
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Eliza wrote a review Feb 2022
Frederiksberg, Denmark2 contributions1 helpful vote
Wonderful, tranquil place to stay on Fogo. I stayed 5 nights. I enjoyed the cabins and both the staff and owners were lovely. Nice food and great cocktails also perfect. Would love to go again. ❤️✌️Thanks
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Katherine wrote a review Mar 2021
London, United Kingdom74 contributions27 helpful votes
We had the absolute joy of stumbling across La Fora as we island hopped with our family (two boys aged 2 and 4). We relocated from the UK in October and have spent a lot of time travelling the islands of Cabo Verde - and La Fora on Fogo is hands down the best place we’ve had the fortune to stay. Located a ten minute/1,000CVE drive up the slopes from Sao Felipe - the newly built, immaculate villas cling precariously to the hillside providing unspoilt views across to the island of Brava. The only sound chirping cicadas and the occasional guinea fowl. Everything at La Fora has been done with exquisite attention to detail - the welcoming owners Aaron and Ellen have literally sweat their passion for travel, environment, culture into every nook and cranny. The materials used in construction are all locally sourced, with lovely finishing touches inspired by their time in Morocco and farther afield. The mattresses have come from the USA and are the result of years of research and notes kept on a good night’s sleep in hotels - the result - a good night’s sleep! volcanic rock crushes underfoot as you walk between papayas and bananas tended by Ellen who’s an avid horticulturist. The lodge is off grid with its solar panels and own fresh ground water supply - not a plastic water bottle in sight. They’ve got the vibe just right - a sundowner enjoying the Vista with locally sourced tapas, creative drinks and chilled music and you won’t want to leave. We spent hours whiling away time between the tranquility of our villa and the pool. The immense value buffet dinners with Mediterranean inspired vegetables and creative use of local ingredients was a refreshing change from other island cuisine. The super helpful packed lunches for early starts climbing Fogo’s mesmerising volcano through to the home baked peanut cookies after dinner for the kids - the thoughtfulness that has gone into this place is remarkable, as is the fact it’s their first foray into hospitality. It took a year and a half of toil to build - but will undoubtedly provide pleasure to travellers for decades to come. As Bill Bryson might say - if you haven’t been to La Fora you must - go at once, take my pick-up.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Aaron Childs, Owner at La Fora Ecolodge
Responded Mar 13, 2021
The joy was mutual! Thank you for choosing us for your vacation; we're so glad that you enjoyed your time with us! It's always a great feeling when other travelers come and fall in love with Fogo and La Fora the way that we have fallen in love. We appreciate the time you spent with us, and we hope to see you again soon. There are always fresh-baked cookies, a hammock and a cool drink waiting for you when you find yourselves on Fogo again. :) Love, The La Fora Team
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Fora Ecolodge
Which popular attractions are close to La Fora Ecolodge?
Nearby attractions include Igreja Nossa Senhora da Conceição sao filipe (3.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at La Fora Ecolodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at La Fora Ecolodge?
Top room amenities include a view of the mountains, a seating area, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at La Fora Ecolodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at La Fora Ecolodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Fora Ecolodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tropical Club, Tortuga, and Espaco 24.
Are there opportunities to exercise at La Fora Ecolodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Fora Ecolodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Portuguese.
Does La Fora Ecolodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.