Travel Santa Maria, Cape Verde

Beaches of the Cape Verde Islands

January 3rd, 2010

Cape Verde has some of the finest beaches on Africa's west coast. On the island of Sal the beach stretches for several km all the way up to Santa Maria, the main town centre of the island.

The Cape Verde archipelago is located in front of the coast of Senegal and Mauritania and is divided into two groups of islands, the Barlavento Islands and the Sotavento Islands.

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These two groups give form to the ten islands of Cape Verde: Santo Antao, Sao Vicente, Santa Luzia, Sao Nicolau, Sal, Boa Vista, Maio, Santiago, Fogo and Brava.

The Capital of Cape Verde is Praia, located on the Santiago Island, and also the largest city of the country.

Influences on aspects in every day life are of Portuguese and African origin because of the Portuguese colonization of the islands until 1975 and the position of Cape Verde in front of the African Coast. You'll see a lot of Senegalese sales men on the local markets trying to find their luck overseas.

On the island of Sal you'll find the beach resort of Santa Maria which is popular for its long stretches of beach and the good climate on the island. Sal has 350 days of sun so it would be hard to get your holiday ruined due to the weather:)

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Travel Pictures of Santa Maria, Cape Verde

  • Capoeira practice on Sal Capoeira practice on Sal
  • Capoeira pictures in Cape Verde Capoeira pictures in Cape Verde
  • Boy fishing from the rocks Boy fishing from the rocks
  • The streets of Santa Maria, Cape Verde The streets of Santa Maria, Cape Verde
  • Santa Maria Town, Isola do Sal Santa Maria Town, Isola do Sal
  • Elementary School in Cape Verde Elementary School in Cape Verde
  • Kids crossing the streets in Cape Verde Kids crossing the streets in Cape Verde

Weather

Santa Maria Weather

Mostly Cloudy
27 °C | 80.6 °F

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Beaches of the Cape Verde Islands
Continent: Africa
Country: Cape Verde
City: Santa Maria
Period: Aug 2009
Lenght of stay: 1 day
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Travel Review

Liked: The beach, locals
Disliked: Little to do in the evening
Trip Rating: Good

Map of Santa Maria, Sal

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