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Santa Maria beach – one of the finest

Santa Maria beach on the island of Sal is considered to be one of the finest beaches anywhere. The white sand beach is some 8km in length and lapped by the azure waters of the Atlantic. Water sports of all kinds can be enjoyed there. These include kite surfing, wind surfing, board surfing, swimming, diving and jet skiing. The town of Santa Maria offers a variety of restaurants, bars and nightlife. Tours of the island can be arranged or can be undertaken by car or quad bike. Sal is only 6 hours by plane from much of Europe. It makes an ideal holiday destination for those who love the beach, but want something a little more also.



copacabana beach mindelo

Photo of the week – Mindelo Beach

This lovely beach is in Mindelo on the island of São Vicente. The beach is close to the centre of the town and has attractive modern bars and restaurants between the road and the beach. A lovely spot to relax and enjoy the sun and the sea.

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Photo of the week – wedding on the beach in Maio

This happy scene was taken on the main beach (Bitxe Rotxa) in Vila do Maio on the lovely island of Maio, Cape Verde. This was one of the occasions when the beautiful beach wasn’t almost deserted!

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Photo of the week – Jet skis on Sal Island

Water sports play a big part in Cape Verde, which is not surprising for a country comprising 10 islands. Kite surfing, wind surfing, swimming, diving, snorkeling and jet skiing are among the activities on offer. Here on the beautiful beach of Santa Maria the equipment you need can be hired including jet skis and surf boards.

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Photo of the week – fun on Maio beach

These children are having a lot of fun on the main beach in Vila do Maio on the island of Maio. They don’t have many possessions like children in other parts of the world, but they are happy and enjoy playing in the streets or on the beautiful beaches. They also enjoy having their picture taken.