Welcome to Santo António
While it's the island capital, Santo António is just a small grid of unkempt streets scattered with concrete-block buildings. It has an otherwise pretty location astride a river that empties into a narrow bay. The best views of the area are from the yellow hospital at the entrance to the bay. Looking inland affords a dramatic view of Pico Papagaio (Parrot Peak), the island's tallest mountain at 680m. Come here for the island's least expensive accommodation, to top up your phone, change money or mail that postcard.