Sal Island

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Water Sports on Sal Island

Sal Island is a great place to visit if you like a relaxing beach holiday, sunbathing and watersports such as Diving, windsurfing, surfing and fishing.


Feb 2022 Hi! Let’s walk from Santa Maria Pier to Porto Antigo Residence.

Sal Island Cape Verde.

Sal Island

Sal Island‚ is a realy great place to visit if you like a truly relaxing beach holiday, sunbathing and watersports such as Diving, windsurfing, surfing and fishing.

World champion windsurfer Josh Angulo resides in Sal and plys his trade on some of Sals renowned windy shores.

There are a number of surf schools along Sals Santa Maria beach along with many Scuba Diving centres (PADI accredited).

Recent additions to Sals tourists attractions are a number of chartered boats which can be found in front of the Morabeza Hotel.

Sal Island

Sal, meaning Salt in Portuguese is one of the Barlavento islands of Cape Verde.

Sal is 30 km long by 12 km wide. Sal is a sandy and plane eastern island, just like Boa Vista and Maio, with wonderful white sandy beaches.

Sal’s highest point is Monte Grande, at a small 406 metres. Sal is the oldest island in the archipelago of Cape Verde, and was created 50 million years ago during the eruption of a volcano which now lays dormant.

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Sal’s main town is Vila dos Espargos, and is home to one of Cape Verde’s international airports.

Sal’s population grew rapidly with many jobs coming from salt collection which later moved on to a fishing industry, but Sal’s main industry is now tourism.

Santa Maria is the busiest beach resort in Cape Verde and hosts around 50% of the tourists each year.

Sal has a great position in the ocean for water sports and Santa Marias large coastline is a wonderful place to try out many water sports which are easily available.

Sal Island is a very dry island and is affected by constant erosion. Sal Island has the look of a desert like region, but it provides far more then just desert and is a very charming island.

Regardless of the touristic resorts and hotel on Sal Island that have been constructed in Sal in recent years, the island of Sal continues to be relatively underdeveloped and its appearance on the road from Espargos (Capital) to Santa Maria (touristic area) is flat, barren and moonlike.

Upon arrival in Santa Maria, Sal the landscape becomes one of new colourful buildings, cafe’s, small bars and restaurants.

Sal Island

Outside of Santa Maria, Sal Island offers other interesting places to visit.

The salt mines in Pedra De Lume are a must see if you want to swim in the highly concentrated salt water, which will give you the experience of being unable to sink. Put on your sun cream and float away for the afternoon!.

BURACONA – Blue Eye – Sal – Cape Verde

Oct 2019 Buracona also known as a Blue Eye (Olho Azul) is on of the tourist attractions in Cape Verde and Sal Island. Buracons and a Blue Eye is a basically a natural pool formed by ocean into a lava rocks

Sal Island

Another tourist attraction on Sal Island is Buracona, a little inlet which spurts water some 10m high in the air, where visitors can spend the afternoon watching local people jumping into the water or participating themselves.

Sal Island

For those looking to see some more of Sal Island, Sal, Palmeira offers a chance to see the port and some of the local fishing industry.

The village is small but has grown over the last few years. Behind the village is the main industrial zone for Sal and one can find a number of warehouses and industries located here.

If you are visiting Sal Island during the summer months, a night out is recommended on southernmost tip of Sal called Igrejinha.

A small beach bar has opened on the beach front (it is the only dwelling there!) and offers a range of grilled food and a mix of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. It offers a range of parties throughout the summer and great for anyone looking for a different night out on Sal.

Sab Sab Hotel

All 50 rooms have a panoramic view of the marvellous golden sand beach. They are equipped with Tv, mini-bar, air-conditioning, ceiling fan ventilators and a beautiful natural ventilation through the windows installed.

Sal Island

In the hotel you can find our seaview restaurant and the bar where you can taste the local caipirinha. We also have a Club Mistral windsurf center and Orca diving center in our hotel. there is also wireless internet.

So why not take a vacation in complete tranquillity and enjoy the warm hospitality of Hotel Sab Sab

The Island of Sal provides all the delights of a fantastic holiday including turquoise blue sea, crystal clear water, virgin beaches and sunshine all year round.Here you’ll find a family hotel named hotel Sab Sab

Welcome to Papayas Bar & Restaurant Santa Maria, Sal Island.

Sal Island

Welcome to Papayas Bar & Restaurant Santa Maria, Sal Island.

Set on the harbour wall of the old port (Porto Antigo) in the very heart of the sleepy fishing town of Santa Maria, Sals ‚ Papayas offers incredible views across the pure white sands and turquoise waters of the bay.

The extensive A la carte menu prepared by both local & international chefs ranges from freshly caught seafood to English-style Sunday roasts to Tapas and much more‚ all at excellent prices and in one of the finest settings in the world.

Relax on one of several outside terrace areas or gardens complete with hammocks, with the waves lapping up below soothed by traditional, South American and Mediterranean music.

Then the weather of Sal’s Cape Verde is warm all year around. It usually ranges between 21‚ 30 degrees and most of the days are filled with sunshine.

Even during the depths of European winter, Sal remains warm and visitors can easily suntan on the beaches. January to April see the trade winds blowing through Cape Verde.

These winds keep the humidity very low and keep the temperature pleasant (so that it doesn’t get unbearably hot). Rain does affect Cape Verde.

The rainy season begins at the end of August and persists until October. However rainfall is very low and Sal receives no more than a couple of days of rain during these months.

Sal Island

The shipwreck of the Cabo Santa Maria Sal.The Cabo Santa Maria Sal Island ran aground on
Praia Boa Esperanca
(Boa Esperanca Beach) in 1968.


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