Genuine Catchupa

Explore the essence of Cape Verde’s colourful culture, through the eyes of the locals.

  • Visit the local agricultural zone which is part of protected area and experience local dance and music.
  • Visit Morro Negro lighthouse on the East Coast with possibility for amazing pictures.
  • Lunch at a local family house and savour the traditional Catchupa.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed

  • Duration

    7hrs

  • Max. passengers

    16

  • Booking code

    AF-BVC2

  • From

    149 €

  • Notices

    Appropriate light layered clothing, comfortable walking shoes and sun protection.

It’s all about immersing yourself in Cape Verde’s colourful local culture on this 4x4 tour. You’ll watch traditional Boa Vista dances in Cabeça dos Tarafes, visit Morro Negro lighthouse and see how Catchupa stew is made at a family home. And along the way, you’ll get to visit a turtle nesting site, too.

You’ll begin your Boa Vista experience by rolling through green fields and farmland to learn about local crops and agricultural methods. In Cabeça dos Tarafes, there’ll be a warm welcome by the villagers, who’ll invite you to watch traditional dances and live music. Then, it’s over to the recently restored lighthouse at Morro Negro to hear its history and take in the views over the east coast. Next stop will be the golden arch of beach at Porto Ferreira, a protected turtle-nesting site where weather permitting, you can dive in for a swim.

Rounding off the day is a visit to a family home to see how genuine catchupa stew is made before tucking into the Cape Verde national dish. 

Practical information: 

  • Language: English and Portuguese (German and French on request). 

  • Included: Lunch.

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate light layered clothing, comfortable walking shoes and sun protection. 

  • Walking information: The surface is plain, cobblestoned or on gravel & sandy paths. 

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.