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Tarrafal Beach

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Address: Strand von Tarrafal, Tarrafal, Santiago, Cape Verde
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Probably the best beach in Santiago

Let's face it, you don't go to the island of Santiago because of the beaches. If you want that, Sal or Boavista are probably better options. Taking that into account, nevertheless... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
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99 reviews 99 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Let's face it, you don't go to the island of Santiago because of the beaches. If you want that, Sal or Boavista are probably better options. Taking that into account, nevertheless the beach of Tarrafal is quite nice and definetly worth the time to go there if you are in Santiago.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

nicest beach of Santiago, not a lot of people, not much tourists, perfect to relax swimming , fishing , diving or snorkeling.

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WInnipeg, Canada
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223 reviews 223 reviews
48 attraction reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Fabulous! A working beach with superb swimming and plenty of good sand to lie on or play in. Perfectly located, ample space, nice restaurant above it and all in all a terrific place to hang out for a day or a week.

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rotterdam
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

peacefull place, almost no tourists , colourfull small fishing boats, very friendly locals and a great beach. Combined with some small restaurants with great food, small prices and superb service.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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163 reviews 163 reviews
64 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This beach offers a beautiful setting with the mountains behind it. I found it very quiet for most of the day, except when the fishermen brought in their catch in their colourful boats. Apparently it livens up a bit at the weekend when people come from elsewhere on the island. There are a few cafes/restaurants nearby, but it has an... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Colourful fishermensboats on the sandy beach, palmtrees, no parkingfees, lots of fishing activities on the beach, nice view from a good restaurant, picturesque village. Interesting concentrationcamp (Salazar period - historic site) before entering town.

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Verona, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

wonderful beach and great drinks at rosi's... do not miss this beach the best in santiago. high waves...

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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Great beach, great water very clean with nice temperature. You can find there a great restaurant with cape verdian food.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 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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38 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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