Sal Island, Cape Verde: Discovering the Wonders of Sal Island

Embark on an Unforgettable Journey: Discover the Wonders of Sal Island!

Join us on the captivating ‘Discovery of Sal Island’ tour, an enriching half-day experience that promises to leave you awe-inspired. Departing at 08:30 and returning at 13:30/14:00, this adventure unfolds along the picturesque West Coast, unveiling the island’s hidden gems.

Your journey begins with a scenic drive to Baía da Murdeira, where the majestic “Monte Leão” awaits. As we progress to Espargos and the breathtaking “Morro Curral” (107 meters above sea level), you’ll revel in panoramic views of the charming village and its surroundings.

The next stop takes us to Vila da Palmeira, a quaint fishing port and the sole harbor for goods. Pause for a moment to soak in the authentic atmosphere before we venture North to the enchanting natural pools of Buracona. Weather permitting, dive into the crystal-clear waters and witness the mesmerizing Olho Azul phenomenon—a sight to behold!

Our journey continues through the fertile “Terra Boa,” where agriculture thrives amid seemingly endless sand. Marvel at the mirage of a vast lake in this unexpected locale before heading to “Bahia da Parda,” the exclusive spot where sharks gracefully roam just a stone’s throw from the coast.

The adventure peaks as we reach Vila de Pedra de Lume, once a bustling commercial hub. Ascend to the crater of the volcano and explore the renowned salt flats, home to the world’s second-saltiest water. Take a longer stop here, indulge in a refreshing shower, and relish the unique experience of effortlessly floating in the buoyant water.

Concluding our tour, we embark on a return journey to your hotel, leaving you with cherished memories of Sal Island.

Tour Highlights:

  • Spectacular views from “Morro Curral” and Vila da Palmeira
  • Diving opportunity at the natural pools of Buracona
  • Witnessing the Olho Azul phenomenon
  • Exploring the unique agricultural oasis of “Terra Boa”
  • Shark-spotting at “Bahia da Parda”
  • Floating in the world’s second-saltiest water at Pedra de Lume

Package Details:

  • Price Includes: Entrance to Buracona (€3)
  • Not Included: Entrance to Salinas (€5) + €1 (shower) paid locally

Embark on this extraordinary journey with us, where every moment is a discovery and every sight is a masterpiece. Book your ‘Discovery of Sal Island’ tour now and let the island’s magic unfold before your eyes!


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Discover the Wonders of Sal Island, Cape Verde!

Welcome to Sal Island, the Crown Jewel of Cape Verde: A Tapestry of Sun, Sand, and Sea!

Bask in the allure of Sal, a captivating haven that goes beyond the sun-kissed beaches and crystalline waters. Nestled within the heart of Cape Verde, this island beckons with a blend of adventure, culture, and natural wonders.

1. Enchanting Coastal Haven: Sal’s former fishing village, Santa Maria, stands as a testament to the island’s rich history and vibrant culture. Stroll through its cobblestone streets, adorned with colorful houses and charming shops, and feel the pulse of Cape Verdean life.

2. Magnificent Beachfront Bliss: Indulge in the luxury of Sal’s pristine beaches, where soft, golden sands meet the azure Atlantic Ocean. Santa Maria Beach, in particular, is a haven for sunseekers, offering an idyllic backdrop for relaxation and water-based activities.

3. Watersports Wonderland: Sal isn’t just a beach lover’s paradise; it’s a playground for watersports enthusiasts. Immerse yourself in the thrill of windsurfing, kitesurfing, surfing, and diving, as the island’s inviting waters cater to both beginners and seasoned adventurers.

4. Lunar Landscapes and Hidden Oases: Beyond the sun-soaked shores, Sal unveils its mesmerizing lunar landscapes, creating an otherworldly atmosphere. Explore the island’s flat terrain adorned with small oases, where unexpected pockets of lush greenery provide a delightful contrast to the arid surroundings.

5. Salt Flats Legacy: Sal’s history as a salt mining center is embedded in its name, and remnants of this legacy can still be witnessed in the captivating salt flats. While the island once thrived on salt production, today, these ethereal flats add a unique charm to the landscape and serve as a testament to Sal’s transformation into a vibrant tourist destination.

6. Sustainable Tourism Harmony: Sal has gracefully evolved from its salt mining roots to embrace sustainable tourism. The island now strikes a balance, utilizing its natural resources for local needs while enchanting visitors with its diverse attractions.

7. A Feast for the Senses: Culinary enthusiasts, rejoice! Sal boasts a culinary scene that reflects its multicultural influences. Indulge in a fusion of Cape Verdean, Portuguese, and African flavors, with fresh seafood taking center stage.

Discover the multifaceted beauty of Sal, where every corner unveils a new facet of this island paradise. Whether you seek adventure, cultural immersion, or simply a tranquil escape, Sal promises an unforgettable experience that transcends the typical sun, sand, and sea narrative. Come, let the magic of Sal captivate your soul and create memories that last a lifetime!

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