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Sal: Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Trip Around the Island

1. 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, the only port on the island and an industrialized zone extremely important to the local economy. To the east of Palmeira, spot Buracona, a place with natural pools and an incredible rocky landscape of volcanic origin. This combination creates a wonderful phenomenon called "Blue Eye". From 10:30 AM–1 PM, the sun shines inside a 25-meter (82-foot) deep cave, allowing you to glimpse the image of a shiny blue eye staring at the majestic sky. More to the west of the island is Terra Boa, the only land for growing crops where you can enjoy another spectacle of nature, a mirage in the middle of the desert. On the way back to Espargos, pass the peripheral area of the island and visit some social institutions, such as kindergartens and schools. In Espargos, take a break for lunch in a local restaurant and taste a typical dish or savor one of the best pizzas in town. After lunch, continue to Pedra de Lume, where the famous Salinas (salt pans) are found inside of an extinct volcano crater. Bathe in the therapeutic waters before heading to the Baia de Parda around 4 PM to catch sight of lemon sharks. You'll return to your hotel around 5 PM.

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What people are saying about Santa Maria, Cape Verde

We had a great time on our 7 hour tour of the island and would highly recommend this tour to anyone. Our tour guide CHAN was great funny friendly. floated in the salt lake and saw the old salt fields, paddled in the shollows with the lemon sharks. Looked in to Blue eye cave and swam in a smaller cave below and enjoyed a seafood barbecue meal at Palmeira. infor Make sure you take swimwear, towels and water shoes if you can. Also get changed in to your swim wear before seeing the sharks as the water can get you wet unless you are a giant. Dusty roads so be prepared to get a little dirty. But totally worth it.

Nani is a legend…it went beyond expectations. He truly gave us the most enrich experience of Sal island five stars guide

Amazing trip that explored many different sights of Sal. The tour guide Chan was very knowledgeable and friendly.

Excursion was really informative, was great to know a bit more about the Sal and county itself :)

Great experience! Chan is an amazing guide, funny and knowledgable. Highly recommended.