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Best place ever and would also recommend many and many people to visit this hotel as much as they... read more

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Beautiful stretch of beach 18 mile long and suppose to be in the top 10 for best beaches - visit... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
South Shields, United Kingdom
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Santa Monica, Boa Vista, Cape Verde
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Reviewed today via mobile

A lovely stretch of beach with very strong currents and big waves, lots of shelter if you need with the ocean temperature very welcoming. Downside is lots of cigarette ends left around, and no refreshments available without going back in to the complex.

Thank Cheeseybell
Reviewed today via mobile

Best place ever and would also recommend many and many people to visit this hotel as much as they can.

Thank sumitsarkar9971
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a taxi to Sal Rei and asked the driver on the way back to Hotel Riu Touareg if Santa Monica beach was worth a look and he offered to call in there. It's a couple of miles on a rocky track off the...More

Thank ByGeorge2016
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Strong sea but great sandy beach. Good for just relaxing and chilling out. Could do with a beach bar.

Thank Duncan B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful stretch of beach 18 mile long and suppose to be in the top 10 for best beaches - visit before all the hotels get built and spoil the natural beauty.

Thank janjan64
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went on the quad bikes and went swimming in two places . Absolutely beautiful there is a place to watch the turtles. And when the sun was going down all the crabs came out watching the sea . The sea was turquoise. Well worth...More

Thank susan j
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Completely unspoilt beach, absolutely stunning. Spent a lot of time here flying our kite 😀 water too rough to swim in and was usually red flagged, but that's normal in Cape Verde. So peaceful and quiet, just beautiful ❤

Thank Hannah N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the beach during a southern tour of the island, relaxing drink, chilling music in the cafe bar with fantastic views.

Thank Haydn W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best beaches I have ever visited, turquoise waters and white sand as far as the eye can see. The waves are violent but beautiful, and although swimming is limited there are lifeguards for those adventurous enough to go into the water.

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is a hidden gem. You can see the turtles nesting and the white sandy beach stretches for miles.

Thank Debbie K
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Olivija Š
19 August 2018|
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Response from Jan O | Reviewed this property |
The temperature doesn't vary much from month to month although January is the coldest month at about 23 degrees. In July it can be 28 degrees. Cape Verde is always windy so in January it feels a bit colder than 23. The... More
26 March 2018|
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Response from paulalanj | Reviewed this property |
Hi The santa monica beach we visited is in Boa Vista Cape Verde, it is absolutley beautiful and unspoilt. I think its usually in the top 25 beaches in the world.
2 March 2018|
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Response from L B | Reviewed this property |
The Santa Monica Beach I reviewed is in Southern California and rarely has red flags on the beach. There is swimming however, baby sharks have been caught by fishermen on the pier. Also a 26 mile bike path and separate path... More