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Strand von Santa Maria | It starts from Kyte Beach THEN Igreijinha, Then Hotel Odjo d'agua UNTIL Ponta Sino., Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
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All reviews beautiful beach white sand fish crystal clear water catch of the day bars and restaurants golden sands water sports kite surfers beach bar no stress tuna cape verde pier locals hotel waves
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very unspoilt little town, with fresh fish caught from little boats and delivered to the pier. Not a huge amount to do culturally but lots of good food to eat if you like fish and sea food. The local wine from another island is also...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Liz C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited Santa Maria on 3 occasions. The beach was beautiful with white sands and torquise sea. At 11.00 ish each morning the fishermen came to the pier with their daily catch and the ladies prepped the fish to sell. The only downside was the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Julesgatz
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is the beach which is still exellent place to visit if you want authentic exoerience. Unfortunatelly there is plenty of mega hotels under construction and as so many nice place will be then over crowded...so time to visit is now

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JukkaP215
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During an Island Hop from Sal I did a tour of Santiago. Thus included Praia. There is much history and pride in the town. The Harbor, Town Square and local market that mainly focused on vegetables and produce are all well set up. The prices...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Leeann D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Locals and Tourists alike hang out here. There’s a bit of a crowd, but a great place to people watch. The pier is always busy with locals doing fun jumps into the ocean. There’s always scuba diving boats and fishing boats coming in an out...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank manasses_dabbles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying 3km away in Sol Dunas but came to spend the day on the beach. The beach is spectacular! Not crowded, lovely sand and the water is crystal clear. It's a bit tricky getting in/out but lookout for the pattern in waves to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank linperrie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic beach to visit. The white sands, turquoise water and buzz of culture ensures its an absolute pleasure to walk around and relax in. We walked out along the harbour and watched all the fishermen bringing in their catch as well as cutting...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This small seaside town would’ve been great to visit except for the constant harassment by non-Caboverdians intent on wanting to be the town guide! This ensures that we cut our tour of the town short. A local confirmed that this is there biggest concern surely...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ernest215
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A gorgeous white sand and turquoise sea. Around 6 km long beach end to end. We took a taxi to the other end and walked back to the town. Big waves in some parts but then much smaller in other parts. Nice snorkeling spot just...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 0baz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is the type of beach you see in commercials and never truly get to go to. Fear no longer. The super fine sandy beach of Santa Maria is the most beautiful beach I’ve ever been to! And the water is crystal clear. NB!...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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November 27, 2018|
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Response from markcJ2880EC | Reviewed this property |
The weather is always warm, all year round. I suppose it’s something to do with being close to the equator. 🤣 You may want to take a cardigan or jacket as the persistent breeze although offering a welcome respite from the... More
November 27, 2018|
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Response from Sharaf S | Reviewed this property |
Hi People are very friendly and it's very safe for everyone including women and children . If you get too much attention at the outdoor markets you can just ignore : they won't persist U S dollars and sterling pounds are not... More
June 28, 2018|
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Response from zakawakanaky | Reviewed this property |
Yes loads of good fish restaurants and other food restaurants very reasonably priced