Cabeça Dos Tarafes

Cabeça dos Tarafes is the smallest of the three located in the northeast of the island, the so-called “north” zone, in June the festivities of São Joãozinho are celebrated.

The village, of small dimension, has a bar, among its houses. In June, the village celebrates the festivities of São João, promoting various activities such as a mass at the local school, a popular lunch and a coladeira dance. These celebrations follow those of São João Batista in the neighboring villages of João Galego and Fundo das Figueiras. To enrich the popular lunch, there is also the so-called matança do capode, also known as guinea fowl, on June 25th the festivities end.

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4 hours

On the road to the history and tradition of Boavista, the first stop is the terracotta factory of Rabil, the ancient Olarìa, where skilled artisans work the red earth by hand and create very nice statues. Leaving Rabil we turn towards the Viana desert, formed with the sands that the winds bring from Africa: you can slide down from the dunes and walk to “hear” the magical silence of this place. The tour continue on a road still made of cobblestones, towards the villages of the North: João Galego, Fundo das Figueiras and Cabeça dos Tarafes, very colourful, full of flowers and hospitable people.

From Cabeça the path take a black run, crossing a surreal landscape of volcanic stones, which leads to one of the highest points of Boavista: the Morro Negro lighthouse. Then go for a 10 minutes walk, where the view on the Atlantic Ocean is breathtaking. On the way back the path is the same, but by changing the direction and view, the emotions are also renewed.

From all hotels and Sal Rei:
Morning: 09:00 AM
Afternoon: 2:00 PM

RETURN: Expected return after about 4h.

Pick-up directly at the hotel or at your accommodation. Further details will be provided after booking.

EXCURSION PRICE (for the car)
1-2 pax 90€; 3-4 pax 120€

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