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), an 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).