A hidden gem in the middle of nature

Aldeia Manga is the first real Eco Lodge of the Cape Verde Islands. Our houses are constructed using ecological and recyclable materials: adobe, stones, wood and straw.
 Aldeia Manga awaits you with a garden spread out over 7,000 m², featuring bananas, guavas, papaya, mangos, bamboo and all manners of flowers and other plants.

Our swimming pond was cleared by hand and our water preparation process is conducted entirely without chemicals, 100 % ecological.

Imagine walking across the sugar cane and banana plants through the greenest valley of the Cape Verde Islands, with high mountains surrounding and the blue sea at the lower end of the valley.

You’ll find these experiences, plus many more at Aldeia Manga Eco Lodge !


Ribeira do Paúl Valley
Remote, yet accesible

The Ribeira de Paúl or more simply, Paúl Valley, is a refuge for nature lovers and hikers. It might well be described as the green heart of the island. It’s also the greenest valley of the entire Cape Verde Islands. Thanks to its climatic and geographical conditions, the region is primarily dedicated to agriculture.

Sugarcane, bananas, papaya and mangos are grown in Paúl Valley, as are potatoes and vegetables. Breadfruit and coconut trees are also…



The Lodge
Garden & Natural Swimming Pond

Aldeia Manga awaits you with a garden spread out over 7,000 m², featuring bananas, guavas, papaya, mangos, bamboo and all manners of flowers and other plants.

There are shady spots with tables and chairs below the large mango trees, inviting you to linger and relax after your hiking adventures. There’s also a hammock for those who prefer to sway in the breeze.

Our swimming pond was cleared by hand, has a surface of aprox.100 m² (15 meters long, 7.5 meters wide) and is up to 2.5 meters deep. Our water preparation process is conducted entirely without chemicals, 100 % ecological…



The Houses
Bungalows & Holiday Houses

There are plenty of options for you at Aldeia Manga, from five adobe bungalows to two large stone houses with a kitchen. Because the houses are spread out around the property and all have their own outdoor seating areas, you’ll have plenty of privacy.

All units are equipped with their own bathroom, wash basin and shower (warm water). There are clotheslines to dry your laundry…


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Read the comments from our guests


Pedro Barbosa AvatarPedro Barbosa

Marvellous experience in a little paradise. Staff is incredibly sweet and the place is taken care by several people working there. If you bring big luggage, it's better to pay a taxi from Paul to get there. Otherwise, one can take a 'collectivo' transport until passagem, and then go up... read more - 11/09/2022 

Tessylia AvatarTessylia

Petit coin de paradis sur Santo Antao ! Un des plus beaux endroits de l'île, avec une cuisine maison et de belles chambres offrant une vue splendide sur les hautes montagnes de la vallée de Paul. D'ailleurs pour les passionnés de marche, Aldeia Manga est bien situé pour des départs... read more - 09/09/2022 

Helen AvatarHelen

we had a lovely time in a gorgeous setting, the garden and surrounding is beautiful. all the staff were very friendly and arranged transport, hikes just as we liked it ! - 05/09/2022 

Manuel Mayer AvatarManuel Mayer

Leider war nicht alles sauber und das Essen war nur durchschnittlich. Gereinigt wird nur auf Wunsch. Man teilt sich die Räumlichkeiten mit vielen Insekten.Die Anlage ist sehr abgelegen und man braucht ein Taxi um weitere Ausflüge zu unternehmen bzw. um in den nächsten Ort zu gelangen.Fantastische Lage mit tollem Ausblick... read more - 27/08/2022 

Joas Grivel AvatarJoas Grivel

Une magnifique place, dépaysant et calme, exactement ce qu'il faut pour se changer les idées. Le personnel est à disposition pour l'organisation des excursions. - 08/08/2022 

Jennifer AvatarJennifer

Eine tolle Erfahrung im Paradies Die Anlage ist sehr schön, sehr paradiesisch. unser Häuschen war schlicht, aber wir haben uns dort sehr wohl gefühlt! das Personal ist hilfsbereit und das Essen war gut. super schöne Wanderungen in der Nähe. - 22/07/2022 

Susana AvatarSusana

Um lugar perfeito para desconectar da vida das grandes cidades e sentir-se parte da natureza do verde em torno do espaço, da simpatia dos funcionários e da paz que se sente no local.
do self service e horário do jantar demasiado cedo - 22/07/2022 

Claudie AvatarClaudie

Nous avons passé un excellent séjour à Aldeia Manga.
Le cadre était idyllique et verdoyant et l'emplacement parfait pour randonner dans la vallée ! - 29/06/2022 

Michael Kiekenap AvatarMichael Kiekenap

Umgeben von tropischer Natur den frechen Spatzen zuschauen. Und nach anstrengenden Touren über die steilen Wege durch die Terrassen des Paul-Tales entspannt die Beine hochlegen. Schöner Standort, um den Norden von Santo Antao zu erkunden. - 27/05/2022