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.
A new travel magazine, ‘Diariesof’ cataloging a couple’s motorbike trip to South America and highlighting places and people encountered along the way, has featured Cape Verde in its fourth edition. Jorge and Anabele describe Cape Verde as an ideal destination for 2016 and 2017, and not providing just one destination, but 10. They highlighted 10 features of the archipelago including the golden sands and turquoise waters of Santa Maria beach on Sal; the Paúl Valley on Santo Antão; and whelks on Santiago. It urges people to discover the beauty of Cape Verde. www.diariesof.lu