Day trip

Santo Antão: Ponta do Sol & Fontainhas Guided Trip with Hike

Activity provider: Bu Country Tours

Santo Antão: Ponta do Sol & Fontainhas Guided Trip with Hike

Activity provider: Bu Country Tours

From US$ 91.60 per person

Explore Ponta do Sol, Fontainhas, Cruzinha, and more on a multi-stop guided tour with private and shared options. Hike alongside ocean views and stop for a picnic on the shore.

About this activity

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, Spanish, French
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Private or small groups available


  • Enjoy a mini getaway adventure amongst lush greenery and endless ocean views
  • Get to know local life in some of the most picturesque villages of Cape Verde
  • Reconnect with nature on a guided hike along Santo Antão’s most popular trail
  • Spot turtles and enjoy time for a picnic on the black sands of Praia das Aranhas
  • Visit one of the villages ranked as having some of the best views in the world
Full description

Take in breathtaking views of lush nature, volcanic rocks, and ocean scenery on this guided road trip to Ponta do Sol, Fontainhas, and Cruzinha. Have a picnic on the black-sand beach of Praia das Aranhas and join a 2.5-hour hiking adventure. Choose between private and shared tour options.

After pickup, explore on foot in Ponta do Sol, a waterfront fishing village with colorful houses. Follow a scenic road up along rocky cliffs that hover over the ocean for unforgettable views overlooking the sea.

Then, head through a winding road sculpted on the top of a mountain and surrounded with deep valleys to the picturesque village of Fontainhas, 1 of the 10 villages with the best views in the world according to National Geographic.

Following a steep descent and a pedestrian path, cross Corvo, Formiguinhas, and some dazzling sights to the Aranhas valley.

Next, arrive at a beautiful black-sand beach, Praia das Aranhas, a place to spot turtles nesting and to go for a swim, depending on sea conditions. There, find a scenic spot on the shore for a well-deserved rest and picnic (food and drinks not included).  

After recharging, start your 2.5-hour hike between volcanic rocks and the ocean, offering stunning views until you reach Cruzinha, a small fishing village with more memorable views of the coast.

At the end of your unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return transfer to your accommodation.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Local guide
  • Food and drinks for picnic
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People afraid of heights
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Food and drinks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Packed lunch
  • Trekking gear

Product ID: 411680