There were around 800 plantations on the island but many are now run down and unused.
Some of the most famous include Agua Izé, Roca Ribeira Peixe, Roça do Rio do Ouro aka Roça Agostinho Neto (named after an Angola President, this is the biggest plantation on the island).
Then Roça Nova Ceilão and Roça Zampalma, both on the way from Bom sucesso to Bombaim. Furthermore Roça Belo Monte, Roca de Monteforte.
Roca Monté Café (an Algerian company is investing 10 million Euros here in the near future to produce coffee, the plantation hasn’t been working since 1993).
Some of the plantations have been converted to basic hotels. These include
Roça São João with a balcony, restaurant, and an art collection, a quiet quest house with an absolutely delightful ambience. A Portuguese cooking show is regularly filmed here. A haven for artists, whose wares lend an artsy feel to the whole place.
Roça Bombaim with a botanic garden where local students come to learn about the plants
Roça Monte Forte