The collectives to Porto Novo are situated near to the Shell Station in Ribiera Grande. The Shell Station is also a shop where you can also get also get some refreshments i.e. coffee, cakes etc. I understand it operates 24hrs.
A small market provides fruit and vegetables. There seemed to be lots of Loja Chinese shops in Ribeira Grande. We only came across one or two small hotels.
There were a few restaurants. We found a small cafe up a back street called Pizza Rosa. We shared a large pizza between two, it was enough. The flour they used for a pizza base is not quite the same as the Italian pizzas. Another pizza place has opened in the town, near the small central market.
A number of people have been to Santo Antao on a day trip when staying on Sao Vicente. I would say that most people have said they would like to go back there and stay a few nights next time. It's not quite a family holiday island, it's more for those who want to enjoy the scenery, take walks or just get away from it all.
Pedracin village is a favourite with many travellers over the years. Accommodation for 20. Situated on the other side of the island from Porto Novo with great views across the valley. You can relax around the pool or arrange for tours. You may have difficulty on occasions getting a wifi signal.
Sant Antao Art Resort has 73 rooms, a swimming pool and wifi. The hotel is situated close to the port at Porto Novo.
There are other hotels in which tourist stay and expats have stayed in over the years which you may prefer to find out more about. There are a few more situated in Ponto do Sol.
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The second largest island in the archipelago, its mountain ranges stretch from the northeast to the southwest. It is the most westerly and northern of the islands and its highest peak is the second highest next to Fogo’s – Topo da Coroa. Its high peaks and landscape on the northeast are of great contrast to the barren landscape that can be viewed on approach by ferry from Sao Vicente.
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