Island of Santo Antão

Fontainhas

Highly recommended
Fontainhas
The Essential
Highly recommended

This settlement perched on a spur clasped in a rocky cirque is accessible from Ponta do Sol by a mountainside track. It is one of Cape Verde's most popular postcards. The narrow street that runs between the coloured cubes makes for an enjoyable stroll. Everywhere, pots and basins filled with flowers and plants. At the end of the street, the eye is drawn to the wide verdant indentation plunging into a translucent creek, with the ocean right there at the bottom.