Santiago Island: Serra Malagueta & Tarrafal Beach Trek Tour

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Discover the wonders of Santiago Island on a trek that covers Serra Malagueta and Tarrafal Beach. See and learn about native flora and fauna, and soak up scenic views of the island's landscapes.


  • Spend 3-hours hiking through Serra Malagueta Natural Park
  • Relax on the most beautiful beach on Santiago Island, Tarrafal Beach
  • See plants, animals and rare birds endemic to the island
  • Choose between a shared group or private tour


Get picked up at your accommodation and embark on a scenic drive through the majestic mountains, heading towards the renowned Serra Malagueta Natural Park, where your thrilling hiking adventure awaits. As you start your hike through fertile areas at an altitude of 850 metres above sea level, you'll be accompanied by an expert guide who will lead you through the lush landscapes of the park, spanning an impressive 774 hectares. Keep your eyes peeled for the incredible diversity of flora and fauna found here, including more than 124 species of plants and 19 species of birds. Your guide will share fascinating insights about the local ecosystem, highlighting the unique species that can only be found in this protected area. Take a break for a delightful picnic amidst the stunning natural surroundings. While you enjoy your meal, your knowledgeable guide will also share information about the sustainable initiatives that have been implemented to ensure the preservation of this precious ecosystem for generations to come. After a rewarding hike, you'll make your way back to the starting point and then head to the picturesque Tarrafal Beach, the most beautiful beach on Santiago Island. Here, you can unwind and relax on the shore, or take a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters. Finally, with cherished memories of a day filled with adventure, natural beauty, and insights into sustainable practices, you'll be comfortably driven back to your accommodation in Praia.


Hotel pickup and drop-off Transportation Tour Guide Picnic (soft juice, sandwich, and fruit) Liability insurance

Important Information

  • • Please note that Assomada Market is open only on Wednesdays and Saturdays, the visit will be only on these days
  • We strongly advise wearing hiking pants, especially from August to November. Additionally, wear comfortable clothes, decent footwear, a hat, bring water and sunscreen.
  • Trail Distance: +/- 8,5 km
  • Total Walking Duration: +/- 3 hours
  • Degree of difficulty: Moderate
  • Elevation gain: +/- 280 m // Elevation loss: -/+ 280 m
  • Max Elevation: +/- 1075 m // Min Elevation: +/- 800 m
  • Trail type: Loop
  • Path quality: Flat, wide and safe trail
  • Shared Group Trek option is subject to a minimum of 2 participants. In the event that the minimum number is not met, we reserve the right to propose an alternative date; to charge an extra fee to run the tour privately or to cancel a customer's booking for a full refund.

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