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It depends very much what you want from this beach - getting a taste of Cape Verdean life, seeing the fishing boats, the buzz of life and the bright colours of Santa Maria was perfect as we looked around. But if you're looking for a...More
Locals and tourits hang out here so near to the Pier there's a bit of a crowd.
The pier is always busy with locals doing fun jumps into the water as well as scuba diving boats coming in and out and around noon every day...More
We did the island tour, booked by Edgar. What a nice, caring person. The guide "V" was also a very nice and energetic girl who took good care of the group and made sure everyone enjoyed it. The sharks and the salt water lake were...More
When it's sunny, its the best beach in Santa Maria.
There is a blue turquoise in the water and the temperature is around 25 to 28 degrees.
Perfect for vacations.
If you don't like dogs beware: that's a dog friendly beach.
Also there is a...More
Walked down to the pier every day to watch the locals landing their fish. A hive of activity - local women sitting skilfully gutting the recent catches. Enormous tunas, marlins, exotic species. Young lads selling small conch shells and hand carved trinkets from local beach...More
The beach in Santa Maria is absolutely stunning. It really looks like the pictures on the brochures. There is a nice walk way along the beach passed some shops and restaurants. Definitely do not miss a visit to the pier!
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My experience was that the weather is always a bit the same there: warm and windy. Don't let it discourage you from taking a swim. The water is well over 25C and it's generally safe to swim, as there is just a bit of current... More
My experience was that the weather is always a bit the same there: warm and windy. Don't let it discourage you from taking a swim. The water is well over 25C and it's generally safe to swim, as there is just a bit of current but not much.
There are just 2 things to keep in mind: I got this tip (but didn't have to use it)... the locals love to swim as well, so if they're not in the water, there might be something going on (like sharks nearby or so), but just ask around a bit if you want to be sure. Locals are generally friendly and helpful.
And second, keep in mind that you're near the equator and that the sun burns you in seconds when you're swimming in the ocean.
The beach is white and sandy and clean, the ocean is azure... enjoy your swimming! :)