Cabeça Dos Tarafes

Cabeça dos Tarafes, located in the northeast area of the island of Boavista in Cape Verde, is the smallest of the three towns in the so-called “north zone”. This small village is known for its celebrations in honor of São Joãozinho in June. The festivities include a mass at the local school, a popular lunch, and a coladeira dance, followed by those of São João Batista in the nearby towns of João Galego and Fundo das Figueiras. A distinctive element of the popular lunch is the so-called “matança do capode”, also known as faraona, which enriches the banquet, and June 25 marks the end of the festivities.

The village is characterized by the presence of a bar among its houses and its hospitable, colorful, and flower-filled people. The surrounding area offers a surreal landscape of volcanic stones, which leads to one of the highest points in Boavista: the Morro Negro lighthouse. From here, a short 10-minute walk offers a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean.

Cabeça dos Tarafes is also a place to immerse oneself in the local life of Boavista through unique experiences. It is possible to visit a local farm, feed the animals, see how goat milk is produced, and how goat cheese is made. This experience allows for a better understanding of how Boavista’s farmers live, walking through green fields, breathing fresh air, and admiring the unique landscape.

Cabeça dos Tarafes is not only a place of celebration and tradition, but also a meeting point between local culture and untouched nature, making it an unmissable destination for anyone visiting Boavista. Through its authenticity and traditions, it offers a deep immersion into the life and culture of Cape Verde, emerging as a fascinating and welcoming destination.



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€


4 hours

Immerse yourself for a day in the heart of Boa Vista’s local life. This is not just a tour, but a journey to become a Kabrer – an exclusive name in Boa Vista used to call goat breeders and local farmers.

The guide will pick you up from your accommodation or hotel in Sal-Rei and take you to the heart of the island’s rural life. You will have the opportunity to visit the village of Cabeça dos Tarafes and a local farm, you can feed some animals, see how goat’s milk is produced and how goat cheese is made. This experience will allow you to better understand how the breeders of Boa Vista live.

You will walk through green fields, breathing the fresh air and admiring the unique landscape. Later, you will visit the goat barn, where you can see up close how they live and feed. You will also have the opportunity to interact with the goats, feed them, and even learn how to milk.

Along the way, you will learn the history of the farm, as well as the agricultural techniques used in the region. You will visit cultivated fields and have the chance to see how crops are grown and harvested. Also, you will learn about local farming traditions and how these influence daily life.

Available every day, all year round.

TRANSPORT: Transport is included in the price from all hotels and from Sal-Rei. From the Riu Touareg hotel, due to the distance, an extra charge of 50€ (2-4 people) is expected. The local guide will contact you after booking for further details.

DURATION: The excursion lasts about 4 hours.

PRICE: 45€ adults (+12 years), 25€ children (3-11 years). Free up to 2 years.

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