Funku's of Casa Marisa, Chã Das Caldeiras

Entire bungalow hosted by Mustafa

  1. 3 guests
  2. 4 bedrooms
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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Your "Funku" is at the feet of the volcano Pico Do Fogo (2829) and next to the restaurant Casa Marisa. Funku's are unique traditional round-houses of Caldeiras, built with natural stone . and these are the only ones modified for guests.
Inside comfy and with private bathroom, a staircase outside leading to the round and shadowed terrace overlooking the new lava-fields and the Pico.
We are a family, and children (playground), couples of any kind, singles, pets and so on, are all welcome.

The space
OK, the room has almost no corners ;) that is something to get used to it. The architecture traditional roundhouses initially came very probably from Africa but why they are only established in the Crater of Fogo is not known for sure (some say because the slaves managed to come up here were practically free for the Portuguese left them alone - too far and hostile environment - and they built their houses like home. We adapted the houses a bit more to "feel well" style of guests. Highlight is for sure the huge terrace with its special roof. The landscape is a real eye opener and more so our sky in the night. And there will be nothing in the way of your view ... not even the roof (!), you'll see!

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What this place offers

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Washer
Dryer
Shared patio or balcony
Backyard
Luggage dropoff allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Sao Filipe, Cape Verde

The Caldeiras - the 10km crater of Fogo - is called the heart of Cabo Verde. It is not just by far the highest accommodated place on the archipelago (1750m) with its very own and different climate, vegetation and agriculture. The people living here have a special attitude. The rough climate and life made them very honest and heart-full. Local wine - unique on cabo verde, local music - performed very often with no commercial organization, some excellent local food out of fresh and untreated local products are the most important to mention.
There are many very good walking and hiking possibilities on the islands but nowhere one can find an enormous wide range of alternatives and grades of difficulties as in the Caldeiras of Fogo. From very easy walks to extremely hard climbs you can find all steps of challenges. We have hikes, via ferratas, alpine and sport climbing and many boulder problems. The "king line" of the Atlantic is a 2 days 30km trek with 1500m of via ferrata in it and around 3000 level meters to make. With the real highlight of an overnight at 2500m altitude.

Hosted by Mustafa

  1. Joined in August 2016
  • 84 Reviews
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I am a climber who came to Fogo as an engineer to work as a leader of small development project. Decided to stay "longer" immediately - after many years of traveling this place felt right. And it still does. It is not the travel magazine cover "holiday-paradise-island" but it has an authentic character that will continue to glow inside you long after you left.
I am a climber who came to Fogo as an engineer to work as a leader of small development project. Decided to stay "longer" immediately - after many years of traveling this place fel…

During your stay

We will advise and help you with the organization of transfers, excursions and hikes. Personally. Do not hesitate to ask us.
I (Mustafa) am the former educator of the local guides and the leader of the guide association. Organizing excursions is part of my daily routine and I am happy to help visitors to get the best out of their visit of Fogo - an amazing island I love very much.
We will advise and help you with the organization of transfers, excursions and hikes. Personally. Do not hesitate to ask us.
I (Mustafa) am the former educator of the local g…
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Check-in: After 1:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed

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No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm

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