Welcome to Tarrafal
With a small but fine white-sand beach and cooling breezes, Tarrafal is a favourite getaway from Praia, some 70km to the southeast. The town itself has a pleasant, hibiscus-lined main square. The beach is short but lovely and the surrounding area offers plenty of attractions. For water sports, including boat and snorkel rental, head to Pizzeria Alto Mira. Word of warning: the walk to the lighthouse is popular (takes about two hours), but it's best to go with a trustworthy local guide, as muggings have been reported.