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Eito is one of the traditional villages on Santo Antão of sugar-cane farmers, traders, craftsmen living in the middle of sugar plantations, papayas and mango trees. For the time being, life continues untouched by the big tourism business and whoever wants to enjoy traditional rural life is welcome.
German born Sabine Jähnel left Berlin more than twenty years ago and made up a simple but cosy home for her children, herself and a few guests in private rooms.
Located some 100 m from the mainroad, the rooms offer clean and quiet budget-accommodation in private rooms with a nice view over sugar cane plantations and up into the mountain range.
Most guests are hikers loving the simple and fullhearted atmosphere of mountain-cabins. They come down track 101 from the Crater of Paúl. The central location in the lower part of the valley gives easy acces within 10 min of walk to the best ascent to Pico da Cruz  via Ribeirãozinho and to the valley of Figueiral de Paúl  reknown for ist abundant variety of plants. For a week of hike, Sabine's is quite an excellent start point, not to forget about her intimate knowledge of the island and its culture.
The kitchen offers a sound mix of european and cape verdean meals, allways trying to meet the guests needs. This is the reason why breakfast ist not routinely included and Guest can order what they prefer. On appointment, supper is offered as well.
For guest who wish so, a driver can meet them at the harbour of Porto Novo. This opens the oportunity to have the luggage find it's way to Sabine's at its own and make use of the day of arrival for a first hike, down from the crater to Eito (3 1/2 hours) vom Krater der Cova de Paúl to Eito.
Supermarkets, banks, hospital, post-office etc. are found in Ribeira Grande, half an hour by bush-taxi away.
Double from 2500 CVE / Day