Tarrafal de Monte Trigo
Nestled between ocean and mountains, on the most westerly island of the African continent, Tarrafal de Monte Trigo is an evergreen oasis directly extended by the deep blue of the Atlantic. Still away from mass tourism, this small fishing village is in itself a journey, an invitation to relaxation and change of scenery.
How to come?
Arrival airport: São Pedro (VXE) next to Mindelo on the island of São Vicente.
Mindelo ferry to Porto Novo on the island of Santo Antão.
Driving from Porto Novo to Tarrafal de Monte Trigo:
The aluguers leave Porto Novo around 11 am, every day except Sunday. The terrace of the Antilhas Hotel's bar (located right in front of the harbor) is a good meeting point for drivers, who usually stop there in the morning before going to Tarrafal. It takes around 1.30 hours of road / track. It is recommended to spend at least two nights in Tarrafal because these same drivers leave between 5.30 am and 6 am every morning from Monday to Saturday. The price of the trip is 700cve / 7€ / pers.
IMPORTANT: if you want to drive to Tarrafal later in the afternoon, or on a Sunday, or if you prefer a private car, you will easily hire taxis about 7000cve / 70€ to Tarrafal.