Perhaps this is the ideal place to experience the best grogue made in Cape Verde, a rum high in alcohol, produced by fermentation of sugar cane. On the way from Porto Novo to Ribeira das Patas, you can visit a farm that is today a unique experience of a tourist self-sustaining village in Cape Verde. The islands gastronomy is very rich and based on a great variety of fish and meat dishes. One of the most traditional an appreciated dishes is caldeirada de cabrito, goat meat stew and beans. The traditional confitures and pastry are also very rich and tasty. In Paúl and Vila das Pombas you can try special recipes such as sugar-cane syrup cake, banana pudding etc. There is a reasonable offer of restaurants, but you may also take your meals in the lodging places. Fresh and tasty goat milk cheese is sold in Porto Novo, very close to the Port, during the departure and arrival hours of the boats.