We went to Aldaia Manga this October and the experience was great. Nested in the middle of Valle da Paul this place has dramatic views and is the perfect place to start hiking in Santo Antao.
The rooms are clean and simple, at night we lighted our room with candles and the atmosphere was sublime.
We rented a car and we were able to reach Aldeia without taxi. The road is quite difficult but not impossible (but you will need 4x4).
The buffet at night is good but is probably the worst thing of the hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- These rural accomodations are located in a flora of Papaya, Goiaba and Mango trees. Built out of stone and adobe, they are ecological, natural, traditional, as well as clean and comfortable.Situated in the highlands, the area offers several sunny and shaded spots where you can relax as well as swim in the 60 m2 natural swimming pond. It is an ideal starting point for walks, trips and hikes in the valley of Paul. Interspersed in these routes are local villages, where you will get an opportunity to meet the local population and have a taste of the Cape Verdian culture. ... more less