Morro De Areia

The Morro de Areia Nature Reserve is a nature reserve that covers the southwest coast of the island. It takes its name from the hill Morro de Areia, at 167 m altitude, added with a km-long sandy beach, breathtaking beach, coastal cliffs, dunes, irregular watercourse and scrubland.

In the area, there are the following habitats: beaches, coastal cliffs, dunes, irregular waterways, and thickets. In this area, there is the registration of the Cape Sparrow (Passer iagoensis), endemic species of Cape Verde. Highlight, also, for the occurrence of the Pastor (Eremopterix nigriceps), Reed tail (Phaethon aethereus), Fish Eagle (Pandion haliaetus), and the Desert Raven (Corvus ruficollis).

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EXCURSION THAT PASSES THERE

QUAD SOUTH TOUR

4 hours

It starts from the small town of Sal-Rei, where a brief briefing is given. By quad, you take the dirt road that leads to the oldest town of Boavista, Povoação Velha, in which there is a small stop. After visiting the small village we leave to go to the beautiful beach of Santa Monica, driving inside paths surrounded by acacias, in a river bed, where the stop is about 30 minutes, just the time for a nice bath in Cape Verde’s longest beach.

After having cooled off, we set off again along the beach to the caves of Varandinha, another marvellous beach, to take some photos and explore the natural cavities of the east part of the island. The last stop is the promontory of Morro de Areia, one of the most beautiful beaches in Africa, where the dunes dive into the ocean.

The excursion is also suitable for children, from 7 years. No special technical knowledge is required and the excursion ends where it started.

2 POSSIBLE DEPARTURES (every day):
From all hotels and Sal-Rei*:

  • Morning: 9:00 AM
  • Afternoon: 2:00 PM

*From the hotel Riu Touareg 5€ surcharge for transport (each quad).

RETURN: Expected after about 4h.

TRANSPORT INCLUDED: Pick-up or bus directly at the hotel or in the city. Further details will be provided after booking.

EXCURSION PRICE
€85 double motorbike (max 2 people)


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