São Filipe, Fogo
The historical centre of São Filipe do Fogo offers visitors a more sedate and relaxing holiday island than most others in the Cape Verde archipelago. Characterised by its colonial charm, São Filipe is where the Portuguese elite built their mansions and administration centres. You can see the island still at work today with the quaint craft shops selling all manner of wooden goods and hand woven garments together with a local market offering fresh fish and vegetables. The beach here is also a little more unusual as it is covered with fine black sand of volcanic ash and is often much more deserted than other town centre beaches.
Xaguate Fogo Hotel
The modern four-star Xaguate Hotel is conveniently situated just five minutes drive from the airport and offers spectacular crystal water views of the sparkling Atlantic Ocean and nearby Brava island. Closely situated within easy reaching distance of Fogo´s main tourist attractions guests can conveniently arrange numerous activities directly through the hotel including trips to the ancient site of Mosteiros Villa, the local vineyards and the Vulcan glade Chã das Caldeiras. Take advantage of the hotels massage and baby-sitting services which are available on request and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the therapeutic setting of Fogo´s black sand beaches.
Pousada Bela Vista Fogo Hotel
Located right in the heart of the historical capital of Cape Verde, the Pousada Bela Vista Fogo is an ideal location for exploring São Filipe. Built in a colonial mansion this elegant hotel offers guests comfortable accommodation and excellent amenities together with aerated rooms and cool balconies offering spectacular views of the ocean panorama. Take advantage of the tour service which will conveniently arrange for you to take any excursion you desire including care rentals and a mountain guide to climb you to the summit of the volcano. Inviting restaurants and bustling bars are right on your doorstep.
Arko Iris Pensao Bar Fogo Hotel
Get away from it all with a paradise island hotel on Cape Verde. The Arko Iris Pensao Bar provides you with a pleasant home from home experience by a professionally-run family business providing a personal yet friendly touch. Situated in the charming historical quarter of St. Philip, the quiet and relaxing Pensao Bar is the ideal place to retreat and recharge your batteries. A dining room restaurant and roof terrace bar can be found on site and you are within short walking difference of numerous alternatives. The Arko´s central location gives you easy access to the city´s main attractions and the islands tropical beaches.