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Mar Tranquilidade

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Bavaria, Germany
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

mar tranquilidade is one of the most relaxed and prettiest places for staying i saw on the cabo verdes. its different cottages (price classes for everyone ☺) made of natural stuff offer a lot of privacy and quiet atmosphere. hiking, fishing or diving is possible in front of the door, cause the perfect positioning of this little harmonic settlement. the...

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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mar Tranquilidade is a very unique place. Firstly, the village of Tarafal with its long black sand beach, the fishing boats, the quiet swell of the ocean, the whales passing, all that makes up for a very special experience. Then Mar Tranquilidade itself is a beautiful complex, with all its lovingly built rooms, all different, the amok terraces, the common...

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Reviewed 7 January 2017

Thanks all the team for this second very nice time in Mar Tranquilidade. The place in the shade of the trees is fantastic, mood and atmosphere are so great, the food is excellent. For sure we will come back again!

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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Mar Tranquilidade makes me quite unbalanced in my feelings... There are, in fact, some very high features there. First, Tarrafal do Monte Trigo, a simple paradise in Santo Antão: a remote place which is difficult to reach but, in a way, this makes it even more desirable and desired. The long beach of black sand and white foam from the...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 15 December 2016

At the very western part of Santo Antao, you can find this paradisaic oasis. At the end of the bouncy two hour car ride from Porto Novo, you might start to believe that you are being taken hostage. A moonlike landscape and barely any signs of human beings. But then you finally turn around the last corner and a big...

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Grenoble
Reviewed 13 November 2016

As some of the negative reviews attest, this is not a place for the kind of people who usually spend their vacations in all-inclusive resorts or cruise ships, and all the better for it! This is a place for the more culturally aware people who come to this remote corner of a remote island in search of something that you...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 8 November 2016

I should give it an excellent (5/5) rating, except the single room is just on the terrace next to the kitchen, and so does not provide the 'tranquilidade' i hoped. Otherwise the room is large and nice, the wifi works surprisingly fast, the meals are good (well, i should also prefer breakfast from 7 am) and the location is of...

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Reviewed 18 June 2016

We were one week in Mar Tranquilidade and it was fantastic! The village, the people, the sundowner in front of the sea, the food, the atmosphere, the bungalows, the staff, everything was just so good! It was amazing to have a good lunch for less than 3 € and a wonderful buffet for less than 10 € and all of...

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Livingstone, Zambia
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Mar Tranquilidade is hard to review objectively because it is one of those rare places that captivates you on a deeper level than other high quality hotels. It has a refined natural beauty and communal spirit that takes years of dedication, love and vision to build and when you meet the owners its clear where all this creative positive energy...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 16 January 2016

With TAP Portugal flying to Sao Vicente / Mindelo (VXE) and the road getting better and better the journey to Tarrafal de Monte Trigo is not as hard as it used to be. The place still remains remote and laid-back. The fishermen bring in their daily catch and the kitchen of Mar Tranquilidade composes a big and very tasty buffet...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A place for people looking for peace and quiet, closeness to nature; outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing; situated directly on the beach, secluded enough for private relaxing or free-and-easy contact to fellow travelers, yet truly part of the village---experience the local ambience right outside the doors! Feel at home in comfortable accommodations, simple but with flair; plenty of space outside as well as inside rooms. Emphasis on fresh meals---local products, carefully prepared by hand, good quality... and always plenty. Book directly with us---personal service and recommendations---our website and email are easy to find. ... more   less 

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Address: Santo Antao, Cape Verde
Region: Cape Verde > Santo Antao
Number of rooms: 10
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“The Golfinho and Garça rooms are better placed and have a nice terrace”
 of 5 bubbles filomenac2015, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Light sleepers should ask for a room away from the cockerels but then you miss the sea view. Take ear plugs”
 of 5 bubbles 562jimt, 29 May 2015 | Read review
“Do not drink the water from the hotel. A lot of people got sick.”
 of 5 bubbles AndiFeiner, 6 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Ask for ensuite bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles christiner325, 17 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Best to make an early reservation, and plan to stay at least 3 days, longer if possible. The road out is long, dusty and rocky. You want time to enjoy the beauty of the place.”
 of 5 bubbles HeikeE938, 23 Feb 2013 | Read review
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