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Santa Maria Cape Verde Holidays

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On the tiny island archipelago of Cape Verde can be found the island of Sal and the town of Santa Maria. Located some 15 miles south of Espargos, Sal's capital, this beach resort is home to a number of all inclusive hotels, making Santa Maria the largest tourist resort in the Cape Verde Islands and a top pick for a 2020 holiday.

Referred to as the ‘African Caribbean’ and situated in the Atlantic off the West African Senegalese coast, you’ll find colourful surf and craft shops, cafe’s and bars, not to mention endless sandy beaches and bright blue waters. This is a place both for relaxation and adventure, with some of the best windsurfing spots a short walk from secluded and idyllic waterfront hideaways.

Come and experience the magic of a Cape Verde holiday in Santa Maria.

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Top attractions

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Santa Maria, whilst being Sal’s busiest town, is a relaxed place that’s perfect for beach lovers. Browse designer surf wear in the multicoloured town centre where floral beachwear, sunglasses and other items can be found in abundance. Those taking their Cape Verde holiday in September can experience the Santa Maria Festival (check for specific dates before travelling), a bright and vibrant music festival with live acts and stalls serving up delicious local food and drink.

For an up close glimpse of the island’s flora and fauna head to the Viveiro Botanical Garden, or take a horseback ride along the beach with Santa Marilha horse excursions, a fantastic day out for all the family.

Beaches

Beaches

With Sal being a small island that can be explored in less than a day, time at the beach features heavily on holidays in Cape Verde. Santa Maria hugs an 8km stretch of white sand, dotted with sun loungers and relaxing visitors and the horizon with surfers of all kinds. Praia de Santa Maria is a wonderful place to spend the day and there’s not a lot you won’t find at this gorgeous beach. Fishermen’s boats line the pier, the catch of the day being fresh tuna. Locals go swimming in the calmer waters, whilst further afield surfers lay in waiting for that hallowed wave. Lovely little restaurants, bars and shops line the beach and there’s plenty of places for a stroll to grab some delicious food, local crafts or simply a spot of shade for an hour or two.

Most popular Santa Maria Cape Verde hotels

Agua Hotels Sal Vila Verde Resort
  1. Santa Maria (Cape Verde)
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Hotel Oasis Belorizonte
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  2. Cape Verde Islands
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Morabeza Hotel
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Hotel Pontao
  1. Santa Maria (Cape Verde)
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From £487 per personCheck availability
Halos Casa Resort
  1. Santa Maria (Cape Verde)
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From £565 per personCheck availability
VOI Vila do Farol
  1. Santa Maria (Cape Verde)
  2. Cape Verde Islands
From £756 per personCheck availability
Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort
  1. Santa Maria (Cape Verde)
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Porta Do Vento Pensao
  1. Santa Maria (Cape Verde)
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Santa Maria (Cape Verde) weather

Santa Maria (Cape Verde) weather
Jan
23°C
Avg. Dry Days 30
Feb
22°C
Avg. Dry Days 26
Mar
22°C
Avg. Dry Days 28
Apr
22°C
Avg. Dry Days 27
Nov
25°C
Avg. Dry Days 27
Dec
24°C
Avg. Dry Days 29

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