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


Dave AvatarDave
This place was perfection.
Beautiful surroundings, friendly staff and a great natural pool/pond to rest by at the end of a long day hiking.
The breakfast was tasty and the optional dinner for €15 for great value and seems to change each night.
The dinner is buffet style with plenty of options to...
read more - 05/06/2023 
Finn AvatarFinn
Beautiful tropical oasis with incredible views. This place is a destination in itself, and while a bit isolated from the town it is really well set up, with delicious breakfast and dinner options, friendly staff who are very helpful to arrange travel, hikes etc and a good location to... read more - 05/06/2023 
Anouck Et Romain AvatarAnouck Et Romain
Excellent séjour, l’hôtel est très bien situé dans un cadre unique. Des nombreuses randonnées sont proposées au départ de l’hôtel. La nourriture était très bonne, le personnel est sympathique et discret. - 01/06/2023 
Sarah AvatarSarah
Wir hatten einen wunderschönen Aufenthalt in der Casa Papaya und würden jederzeit wiederkommen. Die gesamte Anlage gleicht einer Oase und vor allem der morgendliche Blick aus dem Fenster in das Paultal verzaubert! - 25/05/2023 
Schorschi AvatarSchorschi
5 star rating Ein sehr schöner Aufenthalt. Das Personal war sehr freundlich und sympathisch. Es waren sehr angenehme Tage. Das Personal war äußerst freundlich und hilfsbereit, Frühstück und Abendessen sehr, sehr lecker und abwechslungsreich. Es war Natur pur. Wir konnten sehr viele Wanderungen vom Haus aus gehen, das Val Paul ist traumhaft. - 10/05/2023 
Uladzimir AvatarUladzimir
Good hosts, helpful and proactive. Reception can help with taxi or collectivo bookings, hints for hiking. Very quiet place, nice, green territory and surrounding. You can use the natural pool for swimming , which is great after hiking. There are small fish which can give you fish SPA, just try... read more - 10/05/2023 
Vinciane Klein AvatarVinciane Klein
We loved the place in the most beautiful valley of Santo Antao...so many beautiful plants and trees there. The bungalows are very simple, so if you want to be back to nature then this is the place to be. For us a bit too many centipedes climbing the walls at... read more - 07/05/2023 
Lucas AvatarLucas
This place truly is one of the hidden get away gems left on this planet.

We had a fantastic stay and feel more than relaxed. Thank you guys! - 24/04/2023 
Leila Crapez AvatarLeila Crapez
Chambres confortables, nourriture très bonne, environnement fantastique ! - 23/04/2023