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…


Read the comments from our guests


Heike K Avatar
5 star rating Genießen, leben und innehalten - verliebt in dieses Land Wunderschönes Fleckchen zum entspannen und genießen. Wir wohnten im Haus Papaia und hatten aus dem Schlafzimmer einen Blick in die Natur. Das Haus war groß und bot genug Platz. Vor dem Haus standen unsere Liegen , so dass wir einen separaten Bereich hatten. Der Schwimmteich war erfrischend und nicht kalt. Liebevolles und hilfsbereites Personal. Frühstück mit Obst und frisch gepresstem Saft. Buffet am Abend umfangreich und köstlich zubereitet. Der mojito 👍 keine Mücken , das war super. Wer sich die zusätzliche Mühe macht und ein Stück höher des Weges geht in Richtung Berg findet ein authentisches einheimisches Lokal mit leckeren Speisen. Am ocurral vorbei mit herrlichem Blick auf das Tal
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Heike K 18/05/2024
Miglė Avatar
We loved our stay at Papaya house! Watching sunrises in between of the mountains and the ocean every morning from the bed, hiking in the green mountain terraces, observing birds from a hammock and having delicious local meals - it all exceeded our expectations. Frederic welcomed us, offering a number of hiking options of varied difficulty and length, recommending us an excellent restaurant to try on the way, and helping with every question we had. The cafeteria offered delicious healthy meals throughout the day, including fresh local fruit and creatively cooked vegetables. We enjoyed swimming with the fish in the pond, spotting frogs at night and watching birds in the morning. Couldn't recommend it more!
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Miglė 16/05/2024
Lina Avatar
Das Essen war ausgezeichnet. Man kann flexibel ein Abendessen Buffet, Mittagessen oder Lunchpaket dazu buchen. Die Picknick Pakete eigenen sich perfekt für eine Tageswanderung.Super freundliches und zuvorkommendes Personal.
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Lina 16/05/2024
Laetitia Avatar
Endroit paradisiaque, de très belles chambres avec une piscine magnifique Bien placé pour profiter des belles randonnées aux alentours Et très bien reçu pour les repas, excellent buffet le soir et matin Merci pour cet agréable moment
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Laetitia 10/05/2024
catherine durdux Avatar
Lieu absolument magnifiquePiscine naturelle au milieu d’un grand jardin au calme en pleine nature dans la montagneParfait pour se ressourcer et point de départ de multiples randonnéesPersonnel très gentil et disponibleBonne cuisine locale variéeÀ ne manquer sous aucun prétexte
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catherine durdux 25/04/2024
Stephanie Avatar
What a beautiful place! A true slice of paradise in the Paul valley. I will definitely be back. The property and surrounding nature is stunning. There is so much to do in the area and if you love nature then you will never want to leave! Thank you for a great stay.
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Stephanie 24/04/2024
Andreas R. Avatar
Ein kleines Paradies auf Erden (oder zumindest im Paul-Tal). Doch dieses muss erst erarbeitet werden. Denn die Zufahrtsstrasse ist teils sehr steil, schmal und durchgehend einspurig. Darum empfehle ich allen Selbstfahrer einen 4x4. Zur Zeit wird an der Strasse gearbeitet. Zeitweise kamen die Busse nicht mehr nach hinten. Mit dem eigenen Auto braucht es einfach etwas mehr Zeit, bis sie einen Durchgang öffnen.Die letzten 50m bis zur Rezeption geht es die Treppen hinunter. Wir packten das nötigste in die Rucksäcke und liessen die Koffer beim Auto. Die Anlage ist mit vielen Pflanzen und verwinkelten Wegen gestaltet. Das Essen schmeckte hervorragend. Und vor allem, am Pool konnten wir uns erholen.
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Andreas R. 23/04/2024
Nephthys_Amunet Avatar
5 star rating A piece of heaven on earth I have so many fond memories of Aldeia Manga. It was great to be back there and to enjoy the beautiful garden and swimming pond. It was even better than I remember 🥰 The staff are all just so sweet and precious, the food is delicious, the view is stunning! This place is forever in my heart.
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Nephthys_Amunet 23/04/2024
Kate Avatar
Daniel was very responsive to our questions and his front desk managers Frederico and Carlita were super friendly and helpful. The swimming pond was amazing and the little fish gave me a lovely foot spa every day. The views are stunning and the restaurant staff and housekeeping were friendly with always a smile. The other guests were fun to meet at breakfast and dinner with alot of shared hiking stories! We recommend Aldeia Manga and look forward to our next stay! Daniel is an attentive host 100%!
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Kate 21/04/2024