Oasis Tarrafal Alfandega Suites



On the island of Santiago, the picturesque Tarrafal.

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This property is situated overlooking the tranquil bay of Tarrafal Beach to the north of the island. Getting there is the perfect way to explore Santiago, with verdant mountain backdrops during the journey to the property and rugged coastal paths on the return. 


What we love

  • The location away from the hustle and bustle of Praia, as well as the uninterrupted views of the ocean


Good to know

  • The hotel provides a beach towel service
  • Although there is no swimming pool at the property, the beach is just a few steps away


Having recently opened its doors, this hotel offers beach lovers the opportunity for the first time to enjoy Santiago from a picturesque beachfront setting. Situated to the north of the island on the fine sands of the naturally beautiful Tarrafal beach, this small and friendly property is part of the popular Oasis hotel group.  

It offers four room types which are well equipped and fresh and modern in design, with a seating area and basic kitchenette offering flexibility and convenience. All suites boast spectacular views over either the Bay of Tarrafal or Presidente Beach. The chef of the Malagueta Restaurant creates delicious culinary delights served on the terrace overlooking the beach with a mountainous backdrop.

Oasis Tarrafal is the ideal property to use as a base to explore the island further. The largest island in the archipelago and home to Praia, Cape Verde's capital, the island is steeped in history. Enjoy exploring lush plantations meeting rugged mountains, perfect for keen hikers. The old capital has also been awarded registered UNESCO World Heritage status, here you can gain an insight into Cape Verde's history. 

Getting to Santiago

You'll take a direct international flight to Sal, then an internal flight to/from Santiago.

Santiago is best experienced as part of a multi-centre island-hopping holiday around the archipelago. We offer a number of itineraries that include a stay on Santiago. Visit our Island-hopping Holiday Ideas, or call one of our experts about a tailor-made itinerary.

Official local hotel rating: 4 star


What's included in your booking 

  • 20kg luggage allowance 
  • Return inter-island flights from Sal provided by Cabo Verde Airlines
  • Private airport transfers (where operationally possible)
  • Access to UK airport lounge
  • Airport Security Tax (TSA)
  • Experienced and reliable resort team on hand to help 
  • Digital Cape Verde destination guide 

Hotel Facilities

  • Panoramic restaurant
  • Bar
  • Wi-Fi
  • 20 rooms

Room Facilities

  • Double or twin beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Television
  • Safety deposit box
  • Mini fridge
  • Microwave 
  • Shower room
  • Hairdryer (on request)


  • Beach: Tarrafal Bay Beach and Presidente Beach one-minute walk 
  • Restaurants: On-site. five minutes to town
  • Main Town: Tarrafal, five-minute walk
  • Airport: Santiago - 1 hour 30 minute drive by private transfer (where possible)

Internal flights are provided by Cabo Verde Airlines. It should be noted that internal flights can and do change schedules and flights are sometimes cancelled, delayed or even early!

Travelling time between Sal and Santiago is approximately 45 minutes' flying time.

Rooms at Oasis Tarrafal Alfandega Suites

Deluxe Room

From £1,454pp

Sleeps up to 2 


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Deluxe Family Room

From £1,503pp

Sleeps up to 4 


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Deluxe Family Terrace Room

From £1,573pp

Sleeps up to 4 


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Deluxe Suite

From £1,806pp

Sleeps up to 6 


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About the Local Area


The largest island in the archipelago and the first to be populated, Santiago is rich in history and culture. The various mountainous peaks of the island reflect its volcanic origin.

With a unique blend of diverse landscapes, volcanic rocks, green valleys, barren regions and beautiful beaches Santiago is aesthetically pleasing. Hiking is popular here as this is one of the few islands with a refreshing hinterland which can be very rewarding. Ornithologists will be in their element as most of the species endemic to Cape Verde can be spotted here.

Praia is the capital of Santiago, a traditional bustling African town and the trading hub for agricultural products. Live music plays a huge role in the city's culture and can be heard playing in bars and restaurants and is hugely popular amongst the locals and tourists. No visit to Santiago would be complete without a trip to the old capital of Cidade Velha and Forte Real de Sao Filipe, the main slave trading point between Europe, Africa and America.


The following are just a couple of festivals that take place on Santiago:

Gamboa Festival - 17/18/19 May - Held in the bay of San Fransisco and arguably the biggest music festival in Cape Verde. Musicians from other countries come to Santiago to participate.

Tabanka - June/July - A celebration of the liberation of slaves which takes place in Assomada.


The Islands provide some spectacular scenery and there are walks to suit all levels of fitness and experience.

Some of the walks in the islands provide challenges which require previous hill walking experience, a higher-than-average level of fitness and proper walking footwear. For some walks guides are a necessity and can be arranged and paid for locally where as others are well signposted and there is no need for a guide.

The interior of Santiago provides many beautiful walks that start at a point in the centre of the island and follow a Ribeira down to the coast.


We highly recommend taking part in a full day tour of Santiago. Visit Praia - the island's capital, local markets, old settlements and Cidade Velha, the old capital.