Tarrafal Beach, Tarrafal

The largest beach on the island of Santiago, Tarrafal Beach is a long sheltered curve of soft sand. Shadowed by the green Monte Graciosa Hill, the beach offers great swimming and sunbathing opportunities and plenty of amenities, making it a good place for family vacations. A popular base for boating and diving tours, this stretch of the coastline sees quite a few whales and dolphins. Plan to see Tarrafal Beach and other attractions that appeal to you using our Tarrafal trip itinerary planning app.
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  • Everything in Cape Verde looks like it should be enjoyed slowly. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the time to enjoy this beach for so long but I got to take pictures of the scenery and beach goers...  more »
  • Beautiful scenery with the mountains, a distant phase, sandy beach and blue water. We went kayaking with Stephan (recommendation of Sabina from Casa Strela) at Tarrafal beach. This was really fun!  more »

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