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Mar Tranquilidade

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Santo Antao, Cape Verde
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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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Sao Marcos da Serra, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

That’s what we have experienced in Mar Tranquilidade. We stayed here for 9 nights and we loved every minute of it. Frank and Susi gave us a warm welcome and genuine attention and so did David and Rafael when they were away. The rooms are clean and Mar Tranquilidade is beautiful build up with attention for every detail: the paintings,... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

The small and quiet village of Tarrafal is one of the best places on the island to just sit back and relax. Mar Tranquilidade B&B is situated right at the beginning of the road heading into the village. In front there is a large terrace where you can chill. The guy running the B&B (owners were on a long vacation)... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A totally different place from wherever I have ever been before, a very well integrated architecture on the waterfront. One can hardly notice the hotel due to the trees and plants. Very environmentally friendly, in some details too much, very difficult to have a decent shower: poor water flow. Average breakfast and a very friendly and affordable Sopa at noon.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Beautiful "wild" bed and breakfast with every basic comfort. I spent a week there with my girlfriend. It is full of very nice treks in the area and there is a very very beautiful beach 5 min walking distance from Mar Tranquilidade. David the manager is extremely kind and helpful. The girls doing the kitchen and cleaning work are also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

What a brilliant place! The Bungalow are beautiful and large, the staff always helpful and the grounds very pretty. The food is as delicious as it is healthy, a lot of fish but always enough options for vegetarians. Since Mai 2015 they have 24/7 electricity and free WiFi as well! Bring some books along the way, there are a couple... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I stayed in the hotel by chance as the Marlin fishing off San Vicente was so poor.The skipper, Steve George, on Sea Quest, recommended we go to Santo Antao and he booked us in. We were in The Don Paco, on San Vicente and Steve's discription of this hotel was that it was 'rustic'. It is in a different league... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Pros: - The location. It is very remote and hence extremely relaxing. We forgot date and time - It is basic. There is not a lot of luxury which to us was very positive - Sport opportunities. Trail running, mountaineering, snorkelling, etc - Dinner: The food we had every evening is brilliant and totally unexpected in this place. Thank you... More 

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Paris, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I went to Santo Antao to hike and dive with my girlfriend. We didn't plan any accomodation when we got to Tarrafal, and we found this small hotel called Mar Tranquilidad, facing the sea, with this incredible charm that instantly enchanted us! The rooms are very nice, with a sober decoration, and very clean. We were hosted by a french... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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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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