Santo Antão is an island with several “faces”, whose contours and environments result, essentially, from the meeting of very peculiar geological and climatic conditions, expressed in a relatively high landscape diversity.
The contrast between the magnificence of the relief and the immensity of the sea that surrounds it is, if not the greatest point of landscaping interest that Santo Antão has to offer to those who visit the island, at least the first.
The highest point of the island is the Crown Top, inactive volcano with 1979 m, that stands out of a plateau zone in the northwest of the island. It follows Gudo de Cavaleiro, with 1811 m, in the center of the island, and Pico da Cruz, with 1584 m, to the northeast.
The part of the island facing southeast is almost completely arid, while the northeast enjoys relatively regular rains and is fairly green.
Green valleys and belvederes with breathtaking landscapes, mark the life of the residents and the passage of those who visit the Island of Santo Antão.