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Address: Strand von Tarrafal, Tarrafal, Santiago, Cape Verde

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Very nice beach

It is indeed a very nice beach as mentioned in many travel books, maybe indeed nicest of Cape Verde, very quiet. One of the few places on the islands where you can enter the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ghent, Belgium
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Ghent, Belgium
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46 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is indeed a very nice beach as mentioned in many travel books, maybe indeed nicest of Cape Verde, very quiet. One of the few places on the islands where you can enter the water... When we were there, there was an Italian girl having a beach bar, serving Caiperinha and such with local products for 200 or 300 Escudos...

Thank AndyVdM
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We visited this during a week stay in Tarrafal. Nice and clean and life guards on duty. Very high waves so could only go into water a littlebut not swim properly. Current was super strong. Not suitable for kids that day.nice to watch the fishermen.

Thank alex w
Herzliya, Israel
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313 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

nice beach, sandy with some black volcanic touch, suitable for swimmer as fisherman , nice restaurant aside

Thank Zippi_11
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

This is the best beach of Santiago. Waves are not to high for swimming Just a few people during the week, although you will have the company of lazy dogs....

Thank Toon S
Pisa, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Yellow soft and fine beach (the best of the entire island of Santiago). The village is completely real life village with its own food market and street restaurants. You could have abundant lunch for few Escudos at the market and feeling like village people and in few minutes reach one of the best beaches of the archipelago. Tarrafal can't be... More 

Thank christian f
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

Two nice beaches of different size to enjoy sun bathing and swimming. Restaurants and bars very close so the place is rather "populated" but not crowded. A nice stop.

Thank roseglobe
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Tarrafal's sandy beach with some palm trees in a corner is the place's most popular tourist attraction and there is the chance that one will meet plenty of day-trippers from elsewhere on Santiago island, since Tarrafal itself doesn't offer much accomodation. The beach and the sea here look nice for swimming, but one always has to consider the weather, since... More 

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The Netherlands
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Reviewed 17 December 2016

Beautiful bay. Just sand an a good place for a swim. Many local people do their work-out. In the morning look at the fisherman bringing in fish or catch small fishers for the tuna-fishery. The restaurant on top has a beautiful view. Good beach, parking within walking distance.

Thank gurt65
Porto, Portugal
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

The beach in Tarrafal is beautiful! It is not very big and wild. The water is very clean and a bit wavy. There are some rocks that give the impression that the water has different colors from blue to green. You can also have a fresh coconut on the beach and there is a little restaurant there with great food,... More 

Thank 217fanny
Dakar, Senegal
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

It is so beautiful. Blue green waters, white soft sand. Bring your snorkeling gear. Leave praia early in the morning it is about a 2 hour drive. the drive is beautiful, the scenery will keep you going "wow" at every turn.

Thank dawn2281

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