Cocooned within a bay towards the northern tip of Santiago Island, is the picture-perfect Tarrafal Beach. Characterised by prominent rocky hills, glorious golden sands and jaw-dropping sunsets, this small sandy beach in Cape Verde will make you feel like you are living in a fantasy world.
Tarrafal Beach even received a TripAdvisor certificate of excellence for its continued popularity amongst visitors. However, despite its popularity, the beach remains calm and quiet, giving it an unspoilt ambience of peace and serenity.
The beach is also frequented by friendly locals, who happily chat to you about your stay throughout the day, some even sell coconuts for you to enjoy while lying under one of the beaches numerous tall palm trees.
Other locals come here to go fishing and can be seen casting off every morning to find delicious seafood for visitors to enjoy later in the day. Despite its use by the fisherman’s boats, the water is clean and makes for great swimming.