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Tarrafal Beach

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Address: Strand von Tarrafal, Tarrafal, Santiago 7110, Cape Verde

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Soft sand and warm water!

We rented a car and explored the island of Santiago on our way up to Tarrafal. (The ring roads can be confusing.) When we arrived in Tarrafal, we weren't sure where to go, so we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Maxene923
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New York
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We rented a car and explored the island of Santiago on our way up to Tarrafal. (The ring roads can be confusing.) When we arrived in Tarrafal, we weren't sure where to go, so we asked a passerby, who directed us to the beaches where everyone was, which includes a fishing stop. We watched the fishermen come in with their... More 

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Clitheroe
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

White sand, blue sky, local bar for beer and food. Great. Fish market in the mornings, or a t least fishermen selling their catch at one end, and the rest of the beach was empty. Easy to get to by public transport. It can be a bit of a wit to get a bus/minibus back as they like to fill... More 

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Wervik, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

this is probably the best beach of the whole island. all beach linked activities possible and available. several bars and a few good restaurants (we had lunch in a good one but i forgot the name) bit far from praia and the airport but a must see when doing and island tour (and on the way back pay a visit... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

This is a lovely clean sandy beach. It's really unspoilt and not crowded at all. It is used by locals but we weren't pestered by sellers. The only issue I had was that the only toilets were unusable.

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Thank Jane C
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

White sand, turquoise water, fisherman boats floating and nicely shaped waves. The perfect cliche of tropical beach.

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Rugeley, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

We'd read mixed reports about Tarrafal, so we didn't really expect much, but I have to say that this beach is fantastic. For Santiago, it's a rare bit of easy chill out time. It was clean & there were plenty of people enjoying themselves, be it sunbathing, swimming or surfing. We only stopped for two or three hours as we... More 

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Thank Richard F
Rennes, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

A place every traveler in Santiago must go to. The sunset is wonderful, the beach is beautiful and clean, the locals are welcoming. Fishermen sell their fish still alive and it is delicious!

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Thank Céline S
Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

Nice beach with sand. The water is clear and warm. Beautiful surroundings. Good to spend a pleasant day.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

Awesome place! A entire day event! There are hotels and restaurants around the beach are! The water is clear and warm

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Tranquil place with good bathing. A picturesque place, particularly since part of the beach is where the colourful fishing boats land their catches. These boats, resplendent in different colours each named and some painted with faces like fierce sharks are the surrounded by men and women in African coloured clothing who prepare the fish for immediate sale on the beach.... More 

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