Kite Beach

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Kite Beach: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Santa Maria: Two-Hour 4WD Buggy Desert Adventure

1. From Santa Maria: Two-Hour 4WD Buggy Desert Adventure

Begin the tour with pickup from your hotel in Santa Maria. Transfer to the local partner's main office where you will be required to show your driver's license. Get kitted out and board your 4x4 to begin your adventure.  On the two-hour tour, discover the salt flats of Santa Maria, surrounded by beautiful sand dunes. Zip past Kite Beach, the favorite beach of kite surfers, before cruising along to Serra Negra, Sal's natural reserve. Stop at the viewpoint here, where you'll be rewarded with an amazing panorama of the entire south part of the island and out to Boavista Island (weather permitting) Buzz across the desert and then stop at the Palha Verde Oasis. Finally, end the tour with a stop at Ponta Preta, the most beautiful beach on the island. Return to the main office and then to your hotel in Santa Maria.

Sal: 2-Hour 500cc ATV 4x4 Quad Desert Adventure

2. Sal: 2-Hour 500cc ATV 4x4 Quad Desert Adventure

Get your adrenaline pumping with a 2-hour quad bike adventure on Sal with a professional local guide. Begin your tour with pickup at your hotel in Santa Maria, then drive to the local partner's office. Once there, show your driving license and get your gear for your adventure. Then, embark on your 2-hour quad discovery tour. Ride first to the salt flats of Santa Maria and admire the beautiful sand dunes. Head on to Kite Beach, the favorite beach of kite-surfers, then make your way to Serra Negra, Sal's natural reserve. Stop at the Serra Negra viewpoint and enjoy an amazing panorama of all of the south part of the island. If the weather permits, you can also see Boa Vista island. From there, cross the desert to make your next stop at the Palha Verde oasis. Finally, visit Ponta Preta, the most beautiful on Sal, before returning to the local partner's office. You'll then be dropped off at your hotel in Santa Maria to conclude the tour.

Sal: Kitesurfing Lessons

3. Sal: Kitesurfing Lessons

Sample the ideal kitesurfing conditions that Cape Verde is blessed with and try out this exciting pastime. Lessons are suitable for complete beginners as well as those who have previously tried kitesurfing. Choose from one of the following options depending on your level of experience: Intro Kite (1st Lesson):  This is a land and water-based session. You will first learn basic flying skills with the training kite as in the first option. Once you have mastered this the instructor will take you through the setup and safety systems for the big kite. You will then practice on land with the instructor before entering the water. The instructors will enter the water with you and show you the techniques of ‘body dragging’ with the kite. You’ll learn how to get away from the beach as well as back to the beach, and how to launch the kite from the water. Kite Course: This option includes the 1st lesson listed in the ‘Intro Kite’ option and the lessons listed below. 2nd Lesson This is a water-based session where you will learn how to go towards the wind (upwind) and away from the wind (downwind). You will practice your relaunches from water and how to change direction when 'body-dragging'. 3rd Lesson This is a water-based session and introduction to the board. You will first 'body-drag' with the board in one hand and the kite in the other. Once you have mastered this you will be shown how to put the board on your feet and complete a water start, where you get up on the board to start to ride. 4th Lesson This is a water-based session. You will now be at the stage where you are able to practice your water starts and start riding a little bit in each direction. By the end of this session, you should be at the stage where you can kitesurf independently. Now you’re ready to go out, rent equipment, and practice.

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What people are saying about Kite Beach

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 162 reviews

Absolutely fabulous fun! Our guide was amazing and all the staff polite and professional. Picked up and dropped off at hotel on time. Kit was top notch and the buggy’s surprisingly robust! Scenery breath taking. Done this before in another country and have to say this was the best yet. Didn’t stop laughing! My arse was battered. Thank you for the amazing memories x

great excursion we had a blast! 2 great guides Valdir and Zé making the effort to speak French and very nice

very fun, very well organized, great guides and modern vehicles, anytime again

I recommend! 5/5. Awesome opas, safety minded, interesting and fun ride!

Friendly helpful people and well organised. Very nice to do once