Tarrafal Beach, Tarrafal

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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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  • missed d enrolled in your program on the island. A charm which had many European Mediterranean beaches, but that they have lost (almost) all
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  • Beautiful surprise this shady Beach and water temperature. Very few people so arises anywhere...
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  • Beautiful white-sand beach in a natural cove, or rather two natural coves, with a quiet, relaxed setting and not overrun with people. Gorgeous, calm turquoise waters.  more »
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  • I was born in Fetal - Figueira days Naus, in 1941. Even though belonging Santa Catarina Municipality, I went to Tarrafal several times as well as all over the Santiago Island until 1967 when I decided to settle in Lisbon. ...
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