We are José and Belén, a Spanish couple who arrived in Cape Verde, attracted by the wonderful landscape, its exceptional climate throughout the year and its kind people.


Belen and Jose

The guesthouse is located in the Paúl Valley. Just because of its natural beauty, it is the ideal place for the lovers of the mountain sports and the sea.

Casa Cavoquinho is not the typical tourist accommodation that you can find in other parts of the island. It is a place where the traveler is part of the community and where you can discover the hospitality of the Cape Verdean people in their traditional way of life.








We are situated in the highest part of the Valley of Paúl, in the village of Cha de Manuel do Santos.

In the place known as Cabo de Ribeira, at the end of the road which meanders the valley. (Fim de estrada)


Shuttle Service


An optional choice for the guests is to walk from ‘Cova Crater’ to our guest house.

We will arrange for the ‘aluguer’ (public minibus) to drop you at the start of the walk, and the driver will transport your luggage to our guest house. The walk takes approximately 2hrs where you will descend 600 mts.


Casa Cavoquinho is a quiet guesthouse with big and clean rooms.
We offer a restaurant service with the best spanish and capeverdian dishes.











Casa Cavoquinho has a total of three double rooms, (arrangements can also be made to place an extra bed in the larger bedrooms).
All the rooms have private bathroom with hot water available.

Breakfast is included in the price, we serve our own jams and seasonal fruits of the zone.


Apple Cake for Breakfast



€45 for a double room, single or double occupancy – breakfast included.


Other arrangements such as dinner and transport matters can be made on your arrival .


We organize trekking!!

The Valley of Paúl is the ideal place for hiking, relaxing and enjoying nature.


Hiking to Janela


We offer a guide service with routes for all levels in order to get to know the Valley; natural water channels, waterfalls, coffee plantations, sugar cane, banana farms, “trapiches”, etc.

The island of Santo Antão offers hikers hundred of paths to discover. We can suggest some routes to complete your stay with us. There are several options for day hikes in the area, and we can provide suggestions depending upon your level of fitness.


Low/Medium level Hikings

Medium/High level Hikings


Reservations and more information:

info@cabocontact.com (please write as subject ‘Casa Cavoquinho)

or tel. (+238) 911 00 16