It all starts with a helping hand
When we started the idea of Mamiwata Ecovillage, it was clear that the hotel shall be as sustainable and self-sufficient as possible. So we gave nature a helping hand. We terraced a rocky, arid and dry mountain – what was the base to create agriculture on it. Now Mamiwata Ecovillage is surrounded by our own gardens and vineyards, where our gardeners care for the soil and plants.
Our buildings are made from local stone, planned by local architects and built by local workers. On the roofs and terraces we grow local plants. Solar energy is powering the hotel and water is recycled. We did not install air conditions, but use the steady fresh Ocean breeze, ventilators and construction style to cool the rooms.
Mamiwata tries to live in harmony with the communities of Santo Antão and thus the hotel acquires additional food and supplies directly from the island or from other Cape Verdean islands. Meat, vegetables, grogue and mineral water for example come from Santo Antão.
Reliable and fair
Mamiwata Ecovillage is based on the principles of fairness and respect to the environment. This includes the way we are dealing with our employees and our guest. A small visible sign: whenever you stay with us, we’ll remind you of the construction workers of our hotel. Each room and villa is named after one: João, Manecas, Romário and many more of them.
Before and after
Just in case: Here you can see how Mamiwata Ecovillage’s area looked during the process of terracing, at the beginning of construction works.
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, Santo Antão
, Cabo Verde
Montemar Alojamente Lda,
Cidade de Mindelo
, Cabo Verde
Mamiwata Ecovillage. Naturalmente Cabo Verde.