General manager & tour guide
Santo Antão, Cape Verde
My name is Fredson Teixeira Costa, I am 32 years old and I grew up on the island of Santo Antão, where I went to school and completed my "Tourism Guide Level IV" training. For more than six years I have been happily working as a tourist guide - in the beginning mostly with French speaking clients, later on also in English and for the future I am now learning German as well. During the past years I gained a lot of experience working with different agencies and therefore with clients from all over the world. Now, I have decided that with all my experience, my deep knowledge of Santo Antão and my great and reliable contacts all over the island, it is time to fulfill my dream and start my own agency Santo Antão Tour, so I can contribute to sustainable and locally maintained tourism here more directly.
My job is my passion and I love sharing the beautiful and unique nature of my island with our visitors.
General manager & office
switzerland and Cape Verde
Many years of working experience in tourism and my deep love to Cape Verde brought me to Mindelo in 2019, where I worked as a product manager for a travel agency. After living on Santo Antão for six months, Fredson and I decided to create our own agency Santo Antão Tour. This is a dream of mine coming true! Leading a travel agency according to our own ideas and principles: Authentic, sustainable and 100% fair. I frequently travel between Switzerland and Cape Verde and I am more than happy, to help you with your questions about international travels in these special times.
São Vicente, Cape Verde
Nany has been a guide for almost 10 years and has been part of our team from the very beginning. Reliable and confident, he convinces our guests with a big know-how and passion that he shares for his work. He is our right hand in Mindelo - nothing would work without him!
Santo Antão, Cape Verde
Since 2018 Kevin shares his passion for «his» island as a touristic guide on Santo Antão and since 2021 he is part of the Santo Antão Tour team. Motivated to bring Morabeza (Cape Verdean hospitality) out into the world!
Jorginho & eurico
Fogo, Cape Verde
The 2 brothers from Cha das Caldeiras in Fogo have a lot of experience as guides. Together they know every corner of the island. In their family house they welcome you for local coffee and wine!
Santiago, Cape Verde
My name is Anderson Delgado, I am 32 years old and from the island of Santo Antão. I came to Santiago in 2015. My plans were to stay for one week, but I've decided to stay longer to explore the island. It was so different and at the same time so amazing to discover news thing's. I remember the first time I saw a group of Batucadeiras (engl. a group of women playing the drums) dancing and singing Batuco. I told my self «You have to explore and connect with this amazing culture and atmosphere!»
I decided to join the Santo Antão Tour team because they have a different concept to develop the tourism on Cape Verde, respecting the environment, the local people, their culture and traditions.
Santo Antão Tour values
We believe in the benefits of tourism and the valuable exchange between different cultures. Values that define Santo Antão Tour.
- We book local businesses: Hotels, family places, guesthouses, restaurants, drivers and so on.
- We support local familys to create a special and authentic get together and to give small business a chance to participate.
- For a fair distribution, we vary with the places we book.
- We only work with partners who have the same values as we do.
- We take care of nature because we are only visitors on this planet. We raise awarness on our hikes with local guides.
- Our hikes are always accompanied by a local guide. This leads to more work opportunities.
- We offer packages and programs with short transportation ways.
- We pay fair prices. Tourism that exploits people belongs to the past.
We work with partners who share the same values as we do:
Ayurveday & Yoga Travel: www.ayurveda-yoga-travel.ch
Nature Tours: www.nature-tours.ch
Kriskas Travel: www.kriskras.be
Rotcha Tours: www.rotcha-tours.com