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A "must see" when hiking

Great scenery with beautiful mountains and great viewpoints. Take a guide and see some of the... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
Peter F
Essen, Germany
foggy mountains in the middle of a dry island

We only stayed in Serra Malagueta for a few hours, went with kids. Everything very well organized... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Dakar, Senegal
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14 Jan 2018
“A "must see" when hiking”
28 Aug 2017
“foggy mountains in the middle of a dry island”
Hauptstrasse von Praia nach Tarrrafal, Santiago, Cape Verde
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Great scenery with beautiful mountains and great viewpoints. Take a guide and see some of the hidden places or visit the local mountainpeople.

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

We only stayed in Serra Malagueta for a few hours, went with kids. Everything very well organized with maps and parking places. Viewpoints are splendid, we saw a few endemic plant and animal species.

Thank dakar34
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We did a four hour tour that ended in Figueira das Naus. During the hike you pass by some small mountain villages with stone houses. You can see Assomada and Praia Preta from far away. Our guide Adi from SabAdi aventura was very friendly and...More

Thank Aunt V
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

The headquarters are nice and clean, new and with AC. In the park there was no ranger to see. But there was a guy with a gun hunting monkeys (did not see any) and people chopping trees. The walk in the reserve is scenic and...More

Thank Vlad G
Reviewed 18 March 2017

if you want to experience the Serra Malagueta on a short (5-6 km) and rather easy walk, just do the Cural de Asno. It follows a plateau, then descends into a ribeira, bringing you close to some old houses, and giving beautiful views of the...More

Thank Jo D
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Santiago does not compare to worldclass Santo Antao for hiking, but Serra Malagueta has some good trails. It is on the main road through the island, so you can easily come with a public aluguer, and then return or continue with another one after your...More

1  Thank Pierre W
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I walked through Malagueta a few weeks ago. The weather was amazing as was the scenery and terrain. It's wonderfully diverse. The altitude changes so subtly that you don't realize just how high you are when you reach the peak. I was collecting some Biomechanics...More

Thank evan c
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We walked down through the national park to Hortelao. Long descent through villages and some of the remote parts of Santiago. Beautiful scenery. Chatted (!) to some local families on the way down and it was fascinating to hear (through an interpreter) how they live....More

Thank APClith
Reviewed 13 June 2016

quite good road which we took for our trip from praia to tarrafal. i guess motor cyclists would love it. beautiful environment and the road is quite good.

Thank antoonsix
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This is not a difficult walk, but there is quite a lot of descent ( we dropped about 3300 feet on our walk). We passed through deserted villages and saw a grey headed kingfisher on our way. It is a green and fertile area, and...More

Thank Andrew C
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