Santo Antao (which translates as "Saint Anthony") is the westernmost and largest in the Barlavento group of Cape Verde Islands. The nearest is the Sao Vicente Island (to the southeast). It is also the country's 2nd largest (after Santiago Island) and is considered one of the country's most mountainous.
- Santo Antao Island has a total population of around 44,000, land area of 779 km2 (301 ml2), length of 40 km (25 ml), width of 20 km (12 ml) and highest elevation point (Topo da Coroa) 1979 m (6493 ft).
- The island was discovered by the Portuguese in 1462, but its current name it received in the 16th century, when was first inhabited (in 1548). Its first settlemnt was Vila da Ribeira Grande (port town on its northeastern coast).
- The island's first economy was based on exporting wine and coffee. Today's economy is largly based on commercial fishing and agriculture- sugar cane, bananas, mangoes, cassava, yams, grain. Plantations are terraced and require immense manual labor. The isle's main product is the grogue (rum).
- Tourism is slowly joining the island's dominant businesses, with some recent investments in rural tourism infrastructures. Another popular tourist activities are hiking and trekking.
Highlights: Rugged mountains, Porto Novo, Ribeira Grande, Ponta do Sol
Santo Antao Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Santo Antao Island Cabo Verde dock (anchor) at Porto Novo - port town on the south-eastern coast.
Port Santo Antao Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Santo Antao Island, Porto Novo, Cape Verde. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|Day||Ship||Arrival||Departure||Next Port of Call|
|3 April, 2018|
|Island Sky||Mindelo, Sao Vicente Island, Cape Verde|
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