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Porto Novo is one of the two notable resorts on Santo Antao Island in Cape Verde, alongside Boca de Coruja. Porto Novo is larger than its counterpart, with around 10,000 inhabitants. As is the case with most of the destinations on the Cape Verde islands, the majority of things to do revolve around active, outdoor activities including walking trails, sightseeing in nature and even some diving along the coast.
Exotic holidays to Porto Novo in Cape Verde are becoming more and more popular and the region can be reached from a select number of airports in the UK. Make sure you check the Cheekytrip comparison site to compare holidays from your nearest airport. Direct flights to the Cape Verde islands tend to be around 6 hours and Porto Novo is relatively easy to reach if you fly to the islands’ Praia airport.
The ideal time to visit the city of Porto Novo is in the months from November to June which is considered the period with the best rainfall/temperature ratio. The months of August to October, whilst also mild and humid, tend to bring a bit more rainfall in the form of tropical storms. Therefore it is probably best to plan a trip at a time of year where you will be able to maximise the amount of outdoor activities as there isn’t much to do on a rainy day.
One of the best things to do in Porto Novo is to experience the Ribeira Grande Road. This is a great road to venture along either on foot or by car. Expect to experience spectacular views of the island’s desert areas, volcanic craters, mountainous regions and villages by the sea. The full experience can be as short as half a day so it frees up time to do other activities or to simply do it all again! Another top attraction in the city is the Blue Eden Divecenter. Here you can take a guided trip to the crystal waters around the island and take a dive in the water which is packed full of marine life to see.
Although the accommodation choices in Porto Novo are still fairly limited, the resort offers a much better selection than some of the other spots amongst the Cape Verde islands. There are some traditional-style hotels with swimming pools as well as some luxurious ‘casas’ with their own patios, gardens and immense views over the ocean. There are also some budget options if that is more suited to what you are looking for.
If you are keen on a low cost holiday to Porto Novo in Cape Verde, we can certainly help. Cheekytrip is a price comparison site with holiday offers from over three dozen travel companies. Since they are all competing for your business, prices tend to be very competitive. To find the best deal, simply enter your dates, destination and point of departure into our search engine and within a matter of minutes, we'll find you the ideal Porto Novo holiday. As offers and prices change daily, it’s best not to delay so go ahead and book now!
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