Santa Maria Cape Verde Holidays

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Framed by gorgeous Atlantic beaches, Santa Maria is the largest tourist resort in the Cape Verde Islands. From thrilling water sports to island-hopping and traditional folk music, you’ll find a wealth of activities surrounded by paradise island scenes.

The archipelago of Cape Verde decorates the Atlantic off the coast of South Africa. Santa Maria holidays take place on the island of Sal, where snow-white beaches combine with local village culture and a buzzing dining scene. Inland, luna landscapes and natural wonders set the scene for heart-pumping activities.

Santa Maria outdoor adventures

If you’re an outdoor adventurer, Santa Maria’s warm, tropical climate lets you leap into action all year round. From scuba diving to windsurfing, water sports are at the top of the agenda. Off the beach, hiking, quad biking and horseback riding deliver the sightseeing thrills. Can’t wait to simply laze on golden sands? Holidays to Santa Maria are all about indulging in pure relaxation beneath sunny skies.

Most popular Santa Maria Cape Verde hotels

Agua Hotels Sal Vila Verde Resort
  1. Santa Maria (Cape Verde)
  2. Cape Verde Islands
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Hotel Oasis Belorizonte
  1. Santa Maria (Cape Verde)
  2. Cape Verde Islands
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Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort
  1. Santa Maria (Cape Verde)
  2. Cape Verde Islands
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Halos Casa Resort
  1. Santa Maria (Cape Verde)
  2. Cape Verde Islands
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Hotel Pontao
  1. Santa Maria (Cape Verde)
  2. Cape Verde Islands
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VOI Vila do Farol
  1. Santa Maria (Cape Verde)
  2. Cape Verde Islands
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Porta Do Vento Pensao
  1. Santa Maria (Cape Verde)
  2. Cape Verde Islands
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Morabeza Hotel
  1. Santa Maria (Cape Verde)
  2. Cape Verde Islands
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Your guide to Santa Maria Cape Verde holidays

Time to explore
Top attractions

Top attractions

Sip cocktails by the pool at all-inclusive hotels and choose from an exciting variety of adventures on Santa Maria holidays.

  • Show-stopping Santa Maria Beach has been voted among the world’s best and it’s the focus of holidays to Sal Island. No matter where you book your Santa Maria hotel, you’re just steps from golden sands.
  • Rainbow-coloured buildings characterise Santa Maria’s town centre. Shop for surfwear, sunglasses and local handicrafts, with restaurants and bars to enjoy as you go.
  • Discover the dazzling pink and white salt pans of Pedra de Lume. The natural salt lake is located in a moon-like crater and the base of it is the lowest point of the Cape Verde Islands.
  • If you’ve always wanted to learn how to kite or windsurf, welcome to one of the globe’s top spots. You’ll find plenty of instructors and water sports centres to get you up and going with the breeze.
  • As Cape Verde’s largest resort, Santa Maria is a base for island-hopping tour operators. With 10 unique islands to explore, brand new adventures are always on the cards.
Natural attractions in Santa Maria

Natural attractions in Santa Maria

The Cape Verde Islands are renowned for incredible natural wonders and holidays to Santa Maria put you in the heart of stunning landscapes.

  • Buracona Lagoon is one of the most popular attractions on Sal. Known as the ‘Blue Eye’, the natural lava rock pool dazzles the eye with bright blue water.
  • In a landscape that’s mainly dramatic desert and sparkling seas, Viveiro Botanical Garden is a green haven. Stroll among fragrant flowers, palm trees and peacocks.
  • Around 25 dive sites surround Sal and Santa Maria’s dive centres help you explore the magical underwater world. You’ll discover mysterious caves and an abundance of marine life in year-round warm waters.
  • Gear up for hiking in the natural reserve of Serra Negra. It stretches along the coast, highlighting desert scenes and ocean views across to Boa Vista Island.
  • Pop over to the island of Fogo to see Pico do Fogo volcano. The tallest peak in Cape Verde, it soars 2,829 metres and hikers can climb to the top.

Santa Maria (Cape Verde) weather

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

Your Santa Maria (Cape Verde) questions answered

Which airport do you fly into for Santa Maria Cape Verde?

You can fly direct into Sal International Airport from London. The average flight time is around six hours. Santa Maria is only a 20-minute taxi ride away.

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