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


Martin Randrup AvatarMartin Randrup
Skønt afslappet sted med den lækreste friske morgenmad- og aftenbuffet, ret stor pool og en vidunderlig udsigt over bjergsider, dal mm.Nok det bedste naturskønne sted jeg nogensinde har boet. - 24/11/2023 
Anitha AvatarAnitha
Stunning location, best place to stay in Santo Antao. Food very tasty every evening. - 03/11/2023 
Diane Van Loock AvatarDiane Van Loock
Zeer rustig gelegen en lekker eten. - 01/11/2023 
Gertjan Pathuis AvatarGertjan Pathuis
Top locatie, genieten van rust, ruimte en prachtige wandelingen. - 26/10/2023 
Martine v AvatarMartine v
5 star rating Cadre extraordinaire Tres cosy,loin du tourisme de masse et si proche de la nature.On ne peut rêver plus beau cadre.Le repas du soir se fait à 19.heures pour tous les hôtes Buffet, un peu simple , et pas possible de se resservir en crudités Au dejeunet, pas de fruit... Dommage mais le... read more - 20/10/2023 
Renée Verhoef AvatarRenée Verhoef
Waanzinnige locatie en uitzicht. Personeel is erg attent en lief met de kindjes.Het ontbijt en diner is prima.We waren met kleine kindjes en dan is 2 dagen meer dan genoeg. Je kan met kindjes namelijk geen kant op want alles is een heel stuk wandelen en heel veel klimmen en... read more - 05/10/2023 
Luis AvatarLuis
Aldeia Manga has a stunning landscape! The atmosphere of the place is great, the staff is welcoming and the food is very good and healthy. Strongly recommend! - 03/10/2023 
Quirijn AvatarQuirijn
This place is amazing! The lodge very clean, comfortabel, new and well maintained. The garden has blossomed a lot since the pictures where taken. There are several routs which you can walk from the lodge, exactly what you want when you are at Santo Antão. The location is a bit... read more - 27/09/2023 
borja menendez Avatarborja menendez
Alojamiento con vistas espectaculares en medio del valle de Paul. Espacio idílico para explorar y hacer trekking, desconectar y disfrutar de una rica cena local. El trato y amabilidad de los trabajadores de 10. 100% recomendable - 27/09/2023