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Mar Tranquilidade

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Santo Antao, Cape Verde
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Mar Tranquilidade
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Prague, Czech Republic
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Since my first visit to Cabo Verde when I explored the Eastern side of the island of Santo Antao, I saved Tarrafal for the next visit. I had lots of expectations, all came true - and more. It's not easy to get there from Porto Novo, but if you make it, you will be rewarded, The beach, contrary to the... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Our stay in Mar Tranquilidade was the highlight of our trip to Santo Antao, and actually all of Cape Verde.  The friendly greeting and generous supply of helpful information from the owners began long before arrival, by email.  Our almost embarrassing number of questions were all answered in a patient and friendly way. Helpful extra information about getting there was... More

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Scheveningen, The Netherlands
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We loved this accommodation. The owners Frank and Suzy are very friendly and made us feel welcome straight away. On Cape Verde we had our best meals here ! The beach is stunning and we loved the 2.5 hour drive with the 4wdr from Porto Novo to get there, but you just need to know it is a bit bumpy... More

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Berlin, Germany
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

When you read this review I assume you are pretty much aware of what you can expect in Mar Tranquilidade (based on other user's review or on your travel guide). My girl-friend and I spent 5 days in this place and here is our very subjective opinion. Things we liked: - Delicious food (true for lunch and dinner - breakfast... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Tarrafal is remote. It takes 2h30 and a 4 wheel drive to get there from Porto Novo and there is a reason for this: only 1h is on a paved road and 1h30 is on a sandy & rocky path. Santo Antao is a poor island in an African country. It is NOT Europe. This means that you cannot have... More

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Sachseln, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

... to the end of the world. Two weeks in the small village of Tarrafal with its rugged beauty. No network coverage, tv's or radio's. No traffic. Peaceful days! Mar Tranquilidade gave us shelter and satisfied all our needs. Good sleep, good food (local supplies of fish, vegi and fruits) and, not to forget, a small choice of fine white... More

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Brussels, Belgium
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

WIthout a doubt a truly wonderful place. It takes quiet a trip to get to Tarrafal, but it's the kind of place you might never want to leave. We had a simple but nice room with view on the ocean. Wolfgang (or 'Lobo') was a wonderful host and became a friend by the time we left. It's the perfect place... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Don't be put off by the two hour aluguer trip to get there - the journey is really scenic - but it is worth paying extra to sit inside the car. Within the walls of Mar Tranquilidade is indeed a haven of tranquillity under shady trees. Frank supervises the kitchen and he is obviously a real foodie - the dinner... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Small isolated place. For hiking Tarrafal is not the place to be (for example Vale Paul on Santa Antao is more beautiful), but Mar Tranquilidade itself is a good reason to go there. With the calming sound of the Atlantic Ocean and excellent food, it is a place to relax without the buzz from the outside world. Not expensive. The... More

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Wiesbaden, Germany
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Our experience staying in Tarafal at Frank and Suzy's was absolutely wonderful. It started with quick and friendly responses to our email questions. They arranged for a trusted driver to pick us up as we arrived on the ferry from Mindelo on Sunday. The driver was very personable and drove well. He stopped several times to point out sights along... More

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Address: Santo Antao, Cape Verde
Location: Cape Verde > Santo Antao

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