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Tarrafal Beach

Address: Strand von Tarrafal, Tarrafal, Santiago, Cape Verde
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Tarrafal
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A nice sandy beach and bay, with busy fishing boats creating a colourful vista from the restaurant terrace. Food in the restaurant is plentiful, of good quality and value. The service is relaxed but friendly. Well worth a lunchtime visit

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Yorkshire
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69 reviews 69 reviews
33 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is one of the few 'swimmable' beaches on the island, but the town of Tarrafal is infested with stray dogs and the evidence of their presence litters the beach.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

you can have lunch at the restaurant up from the beach: food there is incredible and it is not expensive at all.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Nice walk on the beach. Watched the locals empty their fishing nets. We were thinking of staying at the hotel on the beach, but for some reason they have a bunch of birds caged up. Lets just say that that is not natural, not entertaining, and smells.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

What a nice beach, warm water and wonderful time! Peaceful water, none to bothe. Just One restaurant in the place, but it's a nice one.

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Praia, Sao Domingos, Cape Verde
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

It is not the biggest, but is very clean, surrounded by coconut trees, a lot of activities and sport with local villagers, turtle nets, and a fishing village connecting to the left side of the beach.

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swindon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Cape Verde moto of no stress apply here, in tarrafall I have never felt so chilled. This is not the best beach in Cape Verde but it has the most laid back peaceful atmosphere . The drive through the mountains is an incredible feet of engineering with the most spectacular views I have ever seen. The alternative coastal road is... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

Very nice beach with a lot of local activity! You have to try the cocktails served by a very nice italian woman on the beach! Nice place to spend a day!

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Lisbon, Portugal
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

80km from Praia with very good roads (it will take you 1:30H)! It gives you a very good idea of the island as you will travel by the interior and on the way back on seaside road (beautiful!!)

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Graz, Austria
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

As title, it is a Nice beach but One has to be aware of the dogs (quite a few) making the beach to their Living incl. Toilet... Other than that we recommend residence terrafal - simple , clean !!! And good breakfast, but Not the beach restaurant mare & luna

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