Work to re-pave the main street in Santa Maria on the island of Sal is now underway. When work is complete the new paving will be a great improvement and it is understood that the street will become a pedestrian zone. The new paving includes symbols associated with the island, such as turtles and sailing boats. This also enables bars and restaurants in the street to have more tables and chairs outside adding to the lively scene in the town.
Cape Verde is an ideal holiday destination if you enjoy beaches and water sports. Surfing, wind surfing, kite surfing and jet skiing are all popular activities to enjoy in Cape Verde. In this picture the paddle boarder is on the Santa Maria beach, on Sal island, which is one of the best in Cape Verde.
Santa Maria beach on the island of Sal is considered to be one of the finest beaches anywhere. The white sand beach is some 8km in length and lapped by the azure waters of the Atlantic. Water sports of all kinds can be enjoyed there. These include kite surfing, wind surfing, board surfing, swimming, diving and jet skiing. The town of Santa Maria offers a variety of restaurants, bars and nightlife. Tours of the island can be arranged or can be undertaken by car or quad bike. Sal is only 6 hours by plane from much of Europe. It makes an ideal holiday destination for those who love the beach, but want something a little more also.
The lovely beach in Santa Maria on Sal is a great attraction. There are bars and cafes on or close to the beach, but there are also long expanses of beach that are almost deserted. If you walk to the west you will find sand dunes, including one very large one.
Water sports play a big part in Cape Verde, which is not surprising for a country comprising 10 islands. Kite surfing, wind surfing, swimming, diving, snorkeling and jet skiing are among the activities on offer. Here on the beautiful beach of Santa Maria the equipment you need can be hired including jet skis and surf boards.
This Channel 4 programme was aired on Monday 6 February. The programme featured Santa Maria and the island of Sal, but in particular Tropical Resort. If you want to find the programme go to the ‘All4’ app and search for ‘A Place in the Sun’ and select ‘A Place in the Sun 2016 & 2017’ and you will find it. More information on the programme is available here: www.aplaceinthesun.com/tv-show/winter-sun/2017/episode-20