A beach as it should be: white sand, blue water, lot of sunshine! The fishermen arrive here every morning (around 11 a.m.) with the catch of the day.
There is a great, white, sandy beach in Santa Maria, and it is nice to relax on the beach or make a stroll along the shore. Many surfers come here because of the wind which is plentiful day and night. Except from the beach neither Sal nor Santa Maria has very much to offer. The island is small and dry... More
the ship is virtually gone! its a just a rusting vessel but the story is great, see it soon as in 5 years time it wont be there. The road to the wreck isn't a road either, we went in a 4x4 and this was bad enough, not really worth seeing but the trip out of the hotel was welcome... More
Small and pretty but food and drink very expensive. Lots of people selling trinkets can be a pest and they follow you demanding payment for looking after you. A stern no thanks is beneficial though.
Working fishing pier. White sand. The dogs and the monkey at the Brazilian beach bar. The fitness training by locals on Saturday evening.
Beautifully clean approach on modern tarmac road and footpath/cycle lane. Colourful buildings alongside shanty roofless dwellings.Usual touts but not aggressive. Fabulous beach with pier and locals catch of tuna being landed. A worthwhile trip
Like: Clear blue water and sandy beaches (no rocks underneath the watersurface). Dislike: the peer is close to the beach and attracks a lot of African immigrants who want to sell you their goods. They can be very persistant!
We only visited on the Quad trip mso didn't get to spend much time here. When we stopped the 'silence was deafening'! It is so beautiful and unspoilt, I hope it stays this way!
No stress relaxing break, complete chill out. Good food every where we went, local beer good and quite strong. Very friendly people great hotel and pub staff. Minor annoyance from the Africans who have their mothers shop to look after!! Usually a firm but no thanks gave you peace.
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