What to Wear in Santo Antao

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General Style Tips

  • You will arrive by boat, so if you not a great sailor be sure to pack some sea sickness pills.
  • Accommodation is pretty basic so pack accordingly.
  • Be sure to pack comfortable walking shoes so that you can get out and explore or if you prefer hire an Aluger (local bus) for the day. You will find plenty on offer when you arrive at the port, they speak English and are very friendly - just agree the price before you go
  • Not on the usual tourist map, this beautiful island is well worth a visit.
  • This is a very young vacation destination and it is difficult to get sunscreen (we love the Riemann P20 range for 10 hour protection) and it will be expensive, so pack plenty.
  • Sunglasses and a sunhat are a must.
  • Take insect/mosquito repellent too.
  • Also see What to Wear in Cape Verde

Clothing Tips for Women

  • No need for high heels or dressing for dinner here, and the roads and paths are very uneven so flat shoes are far more suitable. We love Hotter shoes, for total comfort along with style. Or why not try the Lindsay Phillips Switch Flops range - using interchangeable shoe and flip-flop bases with snap-on decorations, you can change your look from day to evening in an instant whilst still packing light.

Clothing Tips for Men

  • There are no specific things to bring to your attention, check out our packing list for our suggested capsule wardrobe.
  • For great versatile travel jackets with multiple pockets including RFID security options, we love the SCOTTeVEST range.

Pack for the Weather

  • Through October, November, December, January, February and March the islands are cooler and we would recommend that you pack a cardigan, fleece or pashmina for the evenings.
  • We love the Weather+ app - it gives an accurate 6 day forecast for day and night, which when you're planning from home is really helpful. You can keep all the places you've been to too - a nice way to remember your trip :) Download for iPad/iPhone or Android

Last updated 16 December 2016.

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Pack Light

  • Less luggage to carry
  • Save time packing and unpacking
  • Save money on baggage fees

Pack Right

  • Respect local cultures
  • Feel comfortable and confident
  • Suitable outfits for all occasions

A Message From Helen



I want you to have an amazing vacation. That's why I started WhatToWearOnVacation.com,
to help you pack with confidence and stay safe, secure and comfortable.