Pico da Antónia National Park

Distant view of Pico Antonia

Travel to Pico da Antónia National Park – Jagged Rooftop of Santiago

Pico da Antónia National Park is named after the highest mountain on Santiago Island, standing at a height of 1,392m. The park contains one of the largest forest areas in the archipelago. To the west of the park the terrain is predominantly hilly, while to the east, huge rocks divide the mountain range from the green valleys of Orgãos.

This exceptionally scenic park is best explored on foot. The network of trails in the park is slowly developing but does still offer a variety of easy, moderate and more challenging hiking trails – including a possible summit ascent of Pico da Antónia. The panorama from the summit offers a view to the central part of the island and its surrounding mountains and hills.

In and around the national park are several scenic places and routes including the magnificent cobbled road leading from São Domingos to Rui Vaz and Monte Xota – an easy 2 hour walk leads down from Monte Xota to São Domingos past breathtaking scenery. Near São Jorge dos Orgãos are the national botanical gardens.

This exceptionally scenic park is best explored on foot. The network of trails in the park is slowly developing but does still offer a variety of easy, moderate and more challenging hiking trails – including a possible summit ascent of Pico da Antónia. The panorama from the summit offers a view to the central part of the island and its surrounding mountains and hills.

Transfers to the start and end of walks are best done by private vehicle unless you have time to wait for passing ‘aluguers’.

  • Discover the dramatic inland craggy mountain vistas of Santiago.
  • Enjoy a variety of scenic guided walks in the National Park.
  • For experienced hikers – climb the island’s highest spot, Pico da Antónia.

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