Santiago Travel Guide

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Santiago Things to Do

  • Fishermen at Tarrafal

    Early in the morning at sunrise you can see the boats sailing out from the bay for fishing at sea.It's nice to go at the port at the moment the fishermen come back and look at all the activities.

  • Tarrafal, fresh fish

    It's nice to go to the beach in the morning when the women buy the fish from the fishermen for the market.

  • Tarrafal, beachlife at weekends

    In the weekend many Capeverdians will visit the beach of Tarrafal.It's pleasant,lifely and a lot of business.Many sellers of drinks and snacks appear.During the week you have the beach nearly for yourself.

  • Beachlife

    The most important thing to do in Tarrafal is going to the scenic beach.In the late afternoon it is always very pleasant and lifely with many Capverdians.

  • Tarrafal, easygoing place

    The centre of Tarrafal is small.Outside the centre are many unpaved roads in the housing areas.At the coastline there are many new residences of expat Capeverdians in course of construction.

  • Tarrafal, central square

    Tarrafal is rather small, so you can easily walk around.At the central square with the white & blue church people meet each other.At the corner of the square, opposit the church, is the bank. Further there are several shops, supermercados a market & small places to eat.


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  • Big view from the restaurant

    In Tarrafal the restaurant of Baia Verde on a rock at the beach was our favourite. It has a good panorama of the beach and the bay. You can sit on the terrace in the open air.On the picture: it is the white building at the leftside. Good seafood and local dishes.

  • Every day fresh seafood

    Everywhere at Cape Verde you can eat fresh sea-food every day.Our favourite restaurant at Tarrafal was the restaurant of Baia Verde, high upon the rock with a good panorama of the beach and the bay.

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    Bus to Tarrafal.

    by sachara Updated Jun 30, 2003

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    From the airport: take a taxi to the market Sucupira in Praia.
    From there small buses will leave to all places on the island.
    To Tarrafal there are two routes, through the mountains, passing Assomada. Sometimes you have to change bus in Assomada, the driver will arrange this for you.
    The other route is along the east coast.
    Both are very scenic.

    If you ask the busdriver, he brings you to the entrance of your hotel, in our case Baia Verde at the beach.

    Entrance Baia Verde at Tarrafal

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Santiago General

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    by sachara Updated Jun 30, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Santiago is the biggest island of the
    Capeverdian archipelago ( 991 km2).
    Praia in the south of Santiago is the capital of Cape Verde.

    Things to do:
    Visit to/stay in Praia ( with a Museu Ethnografica).
    Visit Cidade Velha (with the pillar of Pelourinho from 1533).
    Walk in the mountains.
    Visit the market in Assomada.
    Go to the beaches (Tarrafal in the north is nice).

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