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Cova - Krater

Bergstrasse von Santo Antao, Ribeira Grande, Santo Antao 1110, Cape Verde
+238 954 71 38
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Great view

Great view and great trekking. Don't forget to take water and a coat because the weather can change... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joaninha P
via mobile
this is a stretch of road you do NOT want to miss!!

the views are SPECTACULAR and often breathtaking. Many seem to hike over this pass and certainly... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
Marion W
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Seattle, Washington
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“cape verde” (2 reviews)
“paul valley” (3 reviews)
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Bergstrasse von Santo Antao, Ribeira Grande, Santo Antao 1110, Cape Verde
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+238 954 71 38
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great view and great trekking. Don't forget to take water and a coat because the weather can change up there.. take something to eat because there's nothing there 😊 get ready to feel the pain in the legs the Next day

Thank Joaninha P
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

the views are SPECTACULAR and often breathtaking. Many seem to hike over this pass and certainly can see that it would be a wonderful challenge. You see mountains, terraced vegetable gardens, apple trees (yes), pine trees and you name it. Sometimes fog obscures the views....More

Thank Marion W
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

This was probably the best hike in my life (and I go hikking a lot). We started in Paul, right at the see level. We walked to Cova Volcano and went back to Paul. The whole hike was 28 km and it took us 8,...More

Thank olabubu
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

The crater is not spectacualar but interesting to see. But the path down the Paul valley is going through spectacular landscape. There were sugar cane flowers all around, and they looked like snow from afar...

1  Thank izi f
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

different than most people we started our hike at sea-level and walked the Paúl Valley up to Cova. the walk is very impressive, especially the whole valley is amazing. the last hour then is quite steep and there is hardly any shadow, so make sure...More

Thank Katharina H
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Very nice walk, not that hard, since mostly going down. Can be chilly (to cold for some people) at the start, because of the possible fog. To get there you need a taxi, so can be a bit expansive, make sure you negociate price upfront.

Thank AndyVdM
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We started a hiking trip to Paull valley from here with our guide. Lovely walk across to the green valley of Paull. Crater is also worth seeing but not spectacular in itself.

Thank alex w
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

The volcanic crater of Cova is a crater of an ancient extinct volcano, situated 1585 meters above sea level . I am a guide and I usually do this every week and I am always amazed at the beauty of the place. For those who...More

4  Thank Airton L
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

The original plan was to hike from the Cova down to the Paúl Valley, but due to a back injury of mine a few days before, we had to contend ourselves with the shorter and more even hike from here to the Pico da Cruz....More

Thank saronic
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

great hiking ! when you start in the crater it is uphill in the first part and then very descending to a village where you can try to find a local taxi to the main road. you can also follow this main road to the...More

Thank Kristine Z
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