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Big on waves

This is the beach in front of the Hotel Riu Palace accessed from hotel through guarded gate and... read more

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Mrs Lyn M
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Santa Maria

We visited here the day after a storm and it was very cloudy but was quite busy.The pier was full... read more

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Albert S
Wigan, United Kingdom
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is the beach in front of the Hotel Riu Palace accessed from hotel through guarded gate and walkway and shared by the sister Rui Hotel next door. Mixture of volcanic and beautiful white sand along huge shoreline with views of mountains in distance. Quite...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

We visited here the day after a storm and it was very cloudy but was quite busy.The pier was full of locals and visitors and was interesting. Locals selling fish and huge sea shells and other products that were hand made. A visit here is...More

Thank Albert S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful beach with clear waters, we used to have the sunbeds at Jetski club beach, 7 euros for 2 beds and a parasol. Staff here were lovely especially the young man who put the sunbeds out, polite courteous, just an awesome guy. Lots of little...More

Thank WalesScooby
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Long white beach, great for breezy walking (put the high factor cream on though!), with pounding, dumping surf on the western stretch. Board surfing possible in the bay stretch immediately before the beach front and the local kids do it so well. Swimming is great...More

Thank Keith J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Tiny but charming Lovely locals with a fair variety of cares and restaurants Ideal for couples and families ~ very peaceful

Thank Sharaf S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pier is a great place to go to see local fishermen bringing in the catch . The women sort the fish , it's a fantastic outing. The beach is clean the sea azure blue. Worth a look.

Thank jan h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant place, service was let down slightly but i think thats just cape verde style, amazing beach

Thank Adammichael91
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the traveler on a budget, for example on the way to Bonito, you can stay in hotel Galli, in Campo Grande. Simple basic but clean, room with airco for one person is 95 R$ with breakfast.. It is a typical local business traveler hotel,...More

Thank 478incon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good coffee and ice cream to follow lunch. Great sandy beach and good swimming. Clean sandy beach with good facilities.

Thank CarolWReading
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really lovely beach & nice beachfront location with bars & restaurants also large inflatable assault course in the sea along with jet skis & plenty of trips on offer would highly recommend.

Thank Alison T
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28 June 2018|
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Response from zakawakanaky | Reviewed this property |
Yes loads of good fish restaurants and other food restaurants very reasonably priced
7 March 2018|
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Response from Importviking | Reviewed this property |
My experience was that the weather is always a bit the same there: warm and windy. Don't let it discourage you from taking a swim. The water is well over 25C and it's generally safe to swim, as there is just a bit of current... More
Ouzat T
16 February 2018|
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Response from andys286 | Reviewed this property |
2 hours flying time south of Canaries. Level with Senegal.