Cape Verde is a small group of Islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, 1500 km south of the Canary Islands and 450 km off the western coast of Senegal..
Sal is characterized by a desert landscape and everyone who comes here is cast under its’ spell and plans to return. The Cape Verdeans call this phenomenon "Sodade", which means "yearning". The fun loving locals will shape your image of the Cape Verdes and their aim is to make your holidays in Sal an unforgettable experience. "You do not need much to be happy" - This saying could have originated on these islands. Fishing and enjoying music are the main activities of the inhabitants of the island.
Diving in Sal is a diver's paradise with wrecks to explore, rich tropical underwater flora and a massive array of fish including shoals of rockfish and bream, dolphins, turtles and sharks. With few coral reefs, the Cape Verde underwater topography is mostly volcanic lava rocky ridges, pinnacles and boulders, and great arches and caves.
For the more experienced a drive up to the north western coast to visit Buracona coastal area wich is full of unexplored caves and grottoes, is ideal for a half day outing. Adjacent to the Buracona Cave is a natural swimming pool. Perfect for an apres-dive picnic!
Hotel Odjo dAqua is located directly on the southernmost part of the beach Santa Maria, in the centre of Santa Maria. The luxury of being right on the beach offers guests the very essence of life in Santa Maria. It is very well integrated in the village of Santa Maria and this gives you a chance to have a good relationship with the people of Sal and the calm of the Atlantic Ocean.
The Odjo dAgua is personally managed by a Cape Verdean family and it is the perfect place to enjoy a nice vacation in a relaxing and welcoming family atmosphere. The hotel itself is simply decorated but still stylish.
Outside, its all white arches and bougainvillea, with a Roman-style pool taking centre-stage on the terrace. The rooms and the main buildings interior is beautifully finished giving it a warm and cozy atmosphere. The garden and pool area has a romantic touch. One is really submerged in another world. A delightful hotel particularly suited to couples looking for a beachfront property in a central location.
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