Parque Natural do Monte Gordo, Sao Nicolau

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#24 of 37 in Parks in Cape Verde
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  • The protected park area covers around 952ha in the north west of Sao Nicolau between Cachaco in the east (where the entrance to the park and its information centre is located), Hortela to the south...  more »
  • Monte Gordo remained hidden in the clouds during my 6 days on Sao Nicolau, and you will also face a fierce wind. But you can hike on the trails lower down, for instance till Ribeira do Calhaus. No...  more »
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  • Park with lots of green areas as well as open spaces. Good infrastructure. Very serene and peaceful envinroment :3
  • In this beautiful green nature park you can take hour long hikes and see the unique nature. There are many endemic species like the dragon tree and the tortolho. The park is full with many colourful flowers. You can see birds and butterflies. Climbing the Monte Gordo you can enjoy the view over the whole island depending on the weather conditions. Sometimes the mount is surrounded by clouds and you can ascend above them. The main hiking path is easy to follow but still hiking shoes are advisable. There are some other tracks but they tend to overgrow so a guide can be useful. The hike to the top is recommended but adds another 90 minutes up and down. There is a guesthouse in the park owned by the local government. So it should be possible to stay the night but I don’t know where to inform how.

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