Genuine Catchupa

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

  • Visit the local agricultural zone, which is part of a protected area and experience local dance and music.
  • Visit Morro Negro lighthouse on the East Coast where you’ll have plenty of chances to capture amazing pictures.
  • Eat lunch at a local family house and savor the traditional catchupa stew.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed

  • Duration

    7 hrs

  • Max. passengers


  • Booking Code


  • From

    $ 199

  • Notices

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

It’s all about immersing yourself in Cape Verde’s colorful local culture on this 4x4 tour. Watch traditional Boa Vista dances in Cabeça dos Tarafes, visit Morro Negro lighthouse, and see how catchupa stew is made at a family home. Along the way, visit a turtle nesting site.

Begin your Boa Vista experience by rolling through green fields and farmland to learn about local crops and agricultural methods. In Cabeça dos Tarafes, the villagers will give you a warm welcome and invite you to watch traditional dances and listen to 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. The 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 trying the Cape Verde national dish for yourself.

Practical information:

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

  • Included: Lunch

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

  • Walking information: The surface is plain, cobblestone, gravel, and sandy.

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.