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The picturesque islands of Cape Verde were initially uninhabited until it was discovered by the Portuguese during the 15th century. Portuguese is still the official language of the tropical, African country. The city is named after the indigenous plant of the area Tarrafe. It is a small town located northwest of Cape Verde. This municipality is situated on the northern part of the island of Santiago.
Internet: WiFi is available in public areas.
Laundry: There are nearby laundry facilities that are available for use for a small fee.
Accommodations: Volunteers will stay in shared, single-gender, dorm-style rooms. Bathrooms are shared and Western-style toilets are available. There will be 4 to 8 volunteers per room, with clean bed linens and fans. There is no air conditioning within the facility and volunteers must bring their own towels with them for showering. Couples must upgrade to a private room for an additional fee.
Food: During the week, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided. Expect the meals to contain a mix of local cuisine and Western food. On weekends, two meals (breakfast and dinner) will be provided. There is plenty of clean drinking water and other beverages available.
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Tarrafal is full of beautiful beaches, sites and culture. During your free time, take the time to explore the Portuguese influence on the local culture. The unique Portuguese practices are displayed in the social and cultural patterns of the country. Each day is packed with fun and adventure. You will travel to several nearby tourist attractions with the hope of gaining insight into the local culture through each of them.
Take a day to relax on the beautiful Tarrafal Beach and the cobalt blue sea. Plan a trip to Praia do Tarrafel with soft sand and beautiful mountain views or relax on a bay with white sand beaches and snacks. Take a tour of the vibrant Island of Santiago. If you are looking for a little more adventure then consider exploring the various outdoor activities, nature hikes and parks.