Check-In: From 12:00h
Check-Out: Until 11:00h (If you want to leave later we can store your luggage).
Breakfast: 8:00h – 11:00h (“early breakfast“ upon request).
Dinner: From Mon-Sat Manu cooks for you. Dishes change on a daily basis.
Live Music: Carla`s family is very talented. Convince yourselves! (Ask Carla when they will play next time).
Lunch bags/ Picnics: In case you need some packed lunch for hikes or tours, feel free to ask us (one day before).
Contact Person: Carla speaks German and Crioulo. Ana, Vera & Manu can speak Portuguese. Currently, they only speak a few words in German and French – but the effort counts!
WiFi: We offer free internet access. Just ask for the password at reception. The connection is not always the best.
Towels: We try to save energy and water; hence just put your towel on the floor when change is needed. Then you will receive a new one.
Hikes/Tours: If you need a local guide, transfers for your hike or to the harbor of Porto Novo as well as some packed lunch, just contact us. We are happy to support you!
Laundry: If you need to wash some clothes, we can help you (for a fee).
Exchange Rates: Ca. 110 Escudos (CVE) for 1 EUR. Small amounts we can change at reception.
Bank: The next bank is located on the central square of Ponta do Sol (BCN). At the ATM you can withdraw cash with VISA card (MasterCard is normally not accepted). Opening hours are Monday to Friday 8:00h – 15:00h.
Post: Letters to and from Europe usually take 10 to 21 days. The next post office you can find on the street, which goes right next to the bank on the main square. For a post card you need a stamp in value of 60 Escudos.
Supermarket: The next supermarket is directly next to the bank BCN on the main square. You can also buy fruits from the ladies on the street without any concern.
Restaurant Recommendation in Ponta do Sol:
Gato Preto: Cape Verdean cuisine with Italian influence. Live Music on Thu and Sun.
Calheta: Fusion cuisine with French influence. Daily live music.
Water: Please do not drink water from the tap. However, for brushing your teeth there is no risk. On Cape Verde you can expect electricity or water failure from time to time.
TAP Portugal flies frequently from Lisbon to São Vicente Island. From there you can take a taxi to Mindelo port and catch a ferry to Santo Antão (Porto Novo). The ferries are departing twice per day from Mindelo (normally in the morning and one in the afternoon) to Porto Novo. The ride takes around one hour.
Other airlines are Transavia (from Paris) that usually flies once per week to Mindelo, TUI Fly from Amsterdam (normally twice per week) and Binter Cabo Verde that connects the islands with each other.
Upon arrival in Porto Novo you can either catch a private transfer (send us an email in advance and we are happy to support you with the organization) or look out for one of the many “aluguer” drivers with a plate “Ponta do Sol”. These are collective taxis that connect all villages throughout the island with each other and fares are mostly very cheap. However, you have to bring some time as also here the “no stress” policy applies and a detour is not uncommon. When you arrive in Ponta do Sol just ask for Música do Mar and they will drop you directly in front of us!
Water on Cape Verde is a very precious and rare gift! Please treat it thriftily!
We are also happy, if you take some time to write something in our Guestbook or drop us a rating on TripAdvisor after returning home. THANK YOU! OBRIGADA!