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


DreamsOfLivingEarth AvatarDreamsOfLivingEarth

4 star rating einfach ein Toller Ort Wir waren im Rahmen einer Rundreise für 3 Tage in dem Paul Tal und dies war mit Abstand der schönste Ort. Schon allein der ganze Aufenthalts Bereich um den Naturpool ist wirklich schön. Die abendliche Beleuchtung setzt das ganze nochmal ordentlich in Scene. Das Essen fand ich sehr gut... read more - 16/11/2022 

Yvonne Janssen AvatarYvonne Janssen

Alleen voor mensen die goed ter been zijn !!!! - 23/10/2022 

Annette AvatarAnnette

einfache Lehmbungalows in einem wunderschönen Garten mit Naturteich zum Baden inklusive Fish- Spa.Hier sollte man einige Tage verweilen. - 22/10/2022 

Nils Müde AvatarNils Müde

Wir haben hier drei sehr schöne Tage verbracht, danke! Die Anlage war wunderbar, die Zimmer sind dafür sehr einfach und können zur Regenzeit auch etwas feucht sein (das lässt sich vermutlich nicht vermeiden). Es ist kein Luxus und wir hätten und hier und da etwas mehr Liebe zum Detail gewünscht,... read more - 19/10/2022 

Cuchen Service AvatarCuchen Service

Die Anlage des Aldeia Manga ist wirklich wunderschön und lädt mitten im Tal zum Entspannen ein. Auch der Standort ist der perfekte Start für Wanderausflüge. Die Mitarbeiter:innen waren sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit.Die Häuschen könnten allerdings etwas modernisiert werden. Sie sind einfach gehalten, was auch zu der Anlage passt, allerdings war... read more - 19/10/2022 

Anouck V AvatarAnouck V

Stuk voor stuk superlieve mensen. Prachtige omgeving, de huisjes zijn eenvoudig, maar hier breng je toch weinig tijd door. Verder zijn er alle basisvoorzieningen die je nodig hebt. Het is een unieke plek vanwaar je wandelingen kunt maken, houd er rekening mee dat deze accomodatie redelijk afgelegen ligt en je... read more - 09/10/2022 

Yair AvatarYair

Exceptional 😀 - The place feels like you are disconnected from the rest of the world with a superb view. Frederico and Nareira were very helpful and nice hosts, they always took that extra step to make us feel at home, comfortable and so we could have the most pleasant stay.... read more - 21/09/2022 

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