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Tarrafal Beach

Strand von Tarrafal, Tarrafal, Santiago, Cape Verde
+238 936 41 75
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The most beautiful beach

I just love it, just a few people there, not many tourists which was great to get to know the local... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
via mobile

The beach of Tarrafal is one of the most beautifull spots on earth. White sand, blue water... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ron R
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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Strand von Tarrafal, Tarrafal, Santiago, Cape Verde
+238 936 41 75
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I just love it, just a few people there, not many tourists which was great to get to know the local culture. Lots of fisherman, And little boats and small beaches next to each other. Locals like to come and have a chat with you.

Thank hadadelanoche
Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach of Tarrafal is one of the most beautifull spots on earth. White sand, blue water surrounded by beautifull green mountains. It is difficult to get there, but the effort is well worth it. I absolutely adore the friendlyness of the Capeverdian people. There...More

Thank Ron R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have a car and are out driving drive by and get out and see what is there but drive around the island there are many more nicer beaches.

Thank dev00312
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Two nice beaches in town. One of them is a bit smaller than the other one. The big one gets really busy around sunset time with people bathing, hanging out, playing sports and just enjoying the sunset. There were a few restaurants around the area,...More

Thank Kazumoto N
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

being australian i am rather fussy about beaches. nice clean soft yellow white sand. good sweep of beach. nice clean water . other side of the cement footpath is the fishing side, so seperated from the swimming side.

Thank rosade
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful beaches in Santiago, clear sands, see through waters surrounded by a typical village with great places to eat. Also there's a lot of fishing activity one can be witness to. An excellent place to visit and contemplate nature.

1  Thank Luís A
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Best place in Santiago! Relaxing, easy going, beautiful, clean, without any problem for tourists and locals and dogs. The famous Rosy -italian girl with the kiosk- knows quite a lot of things and people and souvenirs! If you visit Santiago, don't miss Tarrafal!

1  Thank Donatello D
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

The beach is the best in Santiago island considering that all the others have black sand however pieces of glass can be found so wear some flip flop when walking. The wind can be really annoying as you can be covered in sand in 15...More

Thank O2rey
Reviewed 5 May 2017

The sandy beach in Tarrafal is very nice and it is fun to watch the fishermen come in with their catch of the day. But you should really check out Santiago Lounge Bar, just a 10 minutes walk from the city center. It is a...More

Thank Pien582017
Reviewed 13 April 2017

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...More

Thank AndyVdM
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8 July 2017|
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Response from O2rey | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for my late reply. It is very safe to go however the sea can be dangerous for that age. Beware, it was so windy that we had enough of getting some sands all over us so we decided to go back to Praia and look for a... More