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!
The bay of Santa Maria, bordering Porto Antigo, is the perfect place for swimming, fishing, diving, wind or kite surfing or just relaxing on the beach. Only a 20 minute transfer from the airport, Porto Antigo is widely recognised as the premier apartment complex in Santa Maria.
50% off St Regis in Mauritius this summer. Flight incl holidays from £1690 p.p. Half Board / Family of 4 from around £6600