We work with the Taste and Sustainable Tourism. It's a kind of tourism that is fleeing from mass tourism to something more original and authentic. The feelings, sensations, smell, smiles are the goods that we like to offer to our guests. Welcome!
FARINHA DE PAU - TASTE and TRADITIONAL TURISM
FARINHA DE PAU is a guest-house specialized in providing a relaxing place where to stay with all the traditional feelings of São Nicolau Island in Cape Verde.
Farinha de Pau has special offerts for adventurous tourists to hike, mountain bike, dive, kite and surf.
We invite you and your family to come experience the wealth of beauties and endless opportunities that São Nicolau has to offer.We have a very good map with the best hike tracks on the island, and we give all support about it..
Our philosophy is ecologically minded and we use only locally hand made crafts and decorations for our home.
It's 28 € per person at least 2 nights, with breakfast! Independent if is single or group.
We recomend a complete meal service with Lunch and Dinner. All food are from the island and produced without chemicals.
Our Guest can access all house, specially in the garden, where have a nice chillout place.
Interaction with Guests
In our house we like to offer a personal and friendly service for our guest.
Our neighborhood is calm and friendly, with family houses around. Normally we sleep with the window opened during the night because it's so safe.
We are close the sea and some beaches, and you can go walking to there.
The transport in São Nicolau is limited. Is normal to wait a lot for a transport to go or come back from the hike. Because this, we have a airport transfer (30€ - 45 km) and hike tranfer. We put the people on the beginning of the way, and we combine with the group to meet with them, on the end of the hike, and bring them. The value of the services depend of the distance to drive.
Other Things to Note
We have some services here like lunch, dinner, laundry and day tour.
Here in the house we try to use only natural food, direct from the garden or fresh fish. Of course that sometimes we need to use rice or pasta, and this products come from outside. But we don't use Knorr or others chemicals to give flavor, nor too much oil or salt, it's all very natural and healthy.
Lunch: 10 €
Dinner: 12 €
The daytour it's a tour on the west shore of the island, all day long. We like to stop on the places and enjoy it. Not only stop for photo and go. We can organise tour for another island spots too.
Daytour - english guide, car, fuel, water : 80 € ( this value is divided by the group)
Preserve water! Cape Verde is a Dry country and water is a very precious good!
I stayed at Sergio's place for 5 days. I had a great time with him and his family. Sergio's is a nice, interesting guy, enthusiastic about life and everything that surrounds him. He welcomed me to his house, showed me outstanding places, and was a great company. I had the best time ever!
Sergio was a great host who provided us with great tipps and insight about the island. Food was delicious too! Highly recommended staying with him. All the best, Tine
Well what should I say - muito obrigado Sérgio and Simone for making my trip to São Nicolau such a unique experience.
The excursions Sérgio recommended and/or accompanied, the food you served, the background information and tips he provided to me cannot be found elsewhere on São Nicolau Island.
I loved the concept of being ecologically aware at his place, he explained that even the (comfortable!) mattresses are made in Cabo Verde and have not been imported from elsewhere.
I already feel "Sodade" - and I highly recommend to everybody to stay with Sérgio if you are interested to get to know the place very well combined with a very individual touch.
I really do hope to return one day to Tarrafal or Praia Branca.
Sergio was a great host who took time to connect with me and was attentive to find out what would make my stay in San Nicolau memorable. He has lots of knowledge about the island and the rest of Cabo Verde and was able to provide lots of insight and resources during my stay specifically suited to my interests. Additionally he is working on some inspiring projects that make me excited to one day return
I was talking about you with Ivo anf Fleur, and you know what is my dream now?
Make a trip with you into the center of Africa! It's because you know each rock, each smell, each detail, so . . .
I think that will be very fun to make this travel with you Matt.
Thank you to give this great experience, and give to me a dream again.
PS. You are welcome anytime!
Die Tage bei Sergio waren....*******
Die Unterkunft ist zwar einfach, aber durch die familiäre Aufnahme und das tolle Essen ( Obrigado Anna) fühlte man sich wie zuhause angekommen.
Der Service von Sergio war umfassend: Tourenplanung, Fahrservice, Tourenbegleitung von allerfeinsten...
Also für Wander begeisterte nur zu empfehlen.
Thanks Sergio we come back to you
We had a wonderful stay with Sergio. We recommend this place to anyone who is looking for simple and relaxed vacations far away from the mass tourism. Sergio is a very attentive host who like to share his experiences and to show his guest a good time. As pointed out by others the prices might not be the cheapest, but don't try to compare an un-personal hotel experience with this private Bnb. You will get a lot of attention many nice tips and information about the island. The place is simple, but clean and cozy. You think 12 euros is a lot for a dinner? Wait until you have tried Annas food. Anna is Sergio good fary who helps around the house and the kitchen. She is a wonderful cook and be grateful that the has a place to stay and a job even if the tourists stay away for a while. We had a very relaxing stay and got to experience the authentic Sao nicolao thanks to Sergio's company. Hope to visit the new place he is working on sometime in the future. 5 stars for the host. 4 stars for the place. We will round it up. Best Luise+Aurelio.
Hi Aurélio and thank you for your words. Very good to read something like this.
In Brazil we have one phrase very interesting
"who make the ambience . . . are us"
I believe in connections, and the very good time that we passed here together, was goo because all of us was connected for the good things, and it happened naturally.
Thank you and Luise to stay here with us. I appreciate to be with you two.
I'm not have hope to see you again. I'm sure that I will see you soon!
My best regards and thank you again
Sérgio and Ana
I had a great time staying at Sergios guesthouse. It was like staying at a friends plays not staying in an anoymous hotel... perfect for me as I was travelling on my own. But I am sure also for groups it is a nice place to stay.
I could join the programm Sergio planned for another group of tourists. He knows increadible and hidden places that I wouldn't have found on my own. Sergio and Simone told us a lot of storys about the places there, plants, the history, political situation etc. I learned a lot that you definitely don't find in the travel guide.
There is also the possibility of having lunch and dinner... maybe not the cheapest option, but it is definitely worth it! Every meal was delicious.
Thank you Sergio, Simone & Anna!