Santa Maria, Cape Verde

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  • Sal island: 6-Hour Experience Tour with a Local Guide

    1. Sal island: 6-Hour Experience Tour with a Local Guide

    After being collected from your accommodation, you will make your way to Santa Maria. Once there you can get to know the history of this city, which has transformed from the extraction of its salt to the biggest tourist city in Cape Verde. You will then make your way to Kite Beach, which is one of the best places in the world to practice kite surfing and is usually chosen to hold the world kite surfing championships. Next you will visit Porto Palmeira, which is a simple place where people take their sustenance from fishing and working in the port. You will be able to see the arrival of the crafts, as well as all the activity around the sale of fish. Next up, your tour progresses to Pedra de Lume Beach, Pedra de Lume, and Ilha do Sal. There you can visit the first village in Sal island, which was founded in 1804, to learn about the history and development of the local economy based on t...

    It was a very fun trip with Chan. He had loads of fun. Would recommend this trip a lot!

  • Sal: Private Airport Transfer to Santa Maria or Espargos

    2. Sal: Private Airport Transfer to Santa Maria or Espargos

    Avoid the hassle of navigating a foreign public transportation system or the expense of a taxi and enjoy a clean, safe, and reliable transfer between your hotel in Santa Maria and Amilcar Cabral International Airport. All transfers are available 24/7. Save time by booking your pickup service according to your flight times. Your driver will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall with a sign with Sal Experience written on it. Relax and kick off your holiday in style, knowing that you are traveling in the company of a fully licensed and insured driver who will be happy to help you with your luggage or any other issues. So sit back, relax and let your driver take care of you.

    Easy service to use, personalised service via WhatsApp once you have paid. I booked via the app for my collection from the airport to Hotel, my driver was waiting for me and was very polite. only downside is I was collected in a standard taxi exactly the same as the ones standing outside the airport. For my departure I booked directly the day before. Again very easy to book. I was collected 10 minutes before my scheduled time in a private car. No stress.

  • Sal: Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Trip Around the Island

    3. Sal: Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Trip Around the Island

    Meeting at the front desk of your hotel at 9:15 AM, then make your way to the first destination, Ponta Preta (Black Edge). Witness a contrast between white natural sand dunes and dark-colored volcanic rocks entering the sea. This amazing combination creates huge and beautiful waves, making this location the stage for world-famous water sports competitions like surfing and windsurfing. While in Ponta Preta, you'll be introduced to the itinerary and provided with a brief history of Cape Verde. Next, head to Murdeira, located at the center of the island. Snorkel in the bay's crystal clear, coral-filled waters, and catch a glimpse of Monte Leão, one of the island's most prominent landmarks. From Murdeira, go north to the capital of the island, Espargos. Enjoy a local tour of the city ending in a panoramic view through the belvedere. Make your next stop at the fishing village of Palmeira, t...

    Brilliant trip with our guide Manu. He was very knowledgeable and always had a smile on his face. We got to see the lemon sharks and even the adult sharks which grow up to 2 and half metres. An experience we wont forget. Thank you.

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

    4. 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.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 73 reviews

Je ne peux that recommander cette excursion with 100%. Moi et mon compagnon avons adoré cette experience. Chan, the guide is super kind and attentionné et en plus il parle très bien français. Nous avons beaucoup appris sur la culture du Cap Vert et visité toutes les main attractions de l'île.

We had an amazing experience with Chan ! It was the beginning of the season in March and we had the tour for only ourselves. The car was great and we discovered everything we needed to see on the island. Amazing experience that I recommend !!!

Chan is very nice friendly guide and good photographer. We laughed, seen all the nice places and had a good meal.

Best guide in Cape Verde! :) Amazing tour where we could experience the real essence of the island

It was a very fun trip with Chan. He had loads of fun. Would recommend this trip a lot!