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Strand von Santa Maria | It starts from Kyte Beach THEN Igreijinha, Then Hotel Odjo d'agua UNTIL Ponta Sino., Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
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All reviews beautiful beach white sand fish crystal clear water catch of the day bars and restaurants golden sands kite surfers water sports beach bar big waves no stress tuna cape verde pier locals hotel
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited in Dec/Jan and the beach was spotless. Beautiful crystal clear water. A few places to hire sun beds near to the pier for 5 euro but excellent for a stroll. We walked it every day as far as Ponta Preta where you will find...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful bay a couple of miles long with no litter and very few beach sellers. None seem threatening in any way and are not there to spoil your holiday. It’s pretty windy in January and so worth taking a light sweater for the evening and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GMartinz
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very colorful and with a nice view. Look at the fisherman on the pier and the people of Santa Maria. It’s very touristic but also with laid back atmosphere. People are very poor so they make a living of the touristic industry. But everyone was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lahivy
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visit the dock/harbor to see fishes. Nice to visit, take few photos and that was about it. Tuna and handling of fishes was nice to see.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ville77
Reviewed 6 days ago

I just love it! Recreation, very Nice beach with beautiful sand. You can walk for miles, and listen to the sea.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 1971kirstimm
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Santa Maria’s greatest attraction is without doubt the wonderful beach, where you can walk for miles along the white sandy shore. Water temperature was wonderful, but very salty. Beware of currents.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Susanne R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very pretty and an experience. Very small town, don’t expect a lot it is very untouched. Not many restaurants or shops. Also becareful of locals trying to charge for a tour not asked for (like most countries) 😆 DO NOT GO ON DOLPHIN TOUR ON...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank chloec331
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful white sand beach with crystal clear water 25 degrees minimum all year 🤩 love that place ! Cheap food, cheap flight

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank diego98bis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the centre each day as our hotel wasn’t well equipped nice place lots of pubs and bars and restaurants but everyone wants to rip u off and follow u around done just don’t take no for an answer the beach was amazing white...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bettyboop2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots to see and do. Kids loved the surf and big waves. The pier is interesting as it is where the fish gets landed, prepared and sold. You can just sit on the beach for hours watching the sea, yachts, groups of divers, kitesurfers. It...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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27 November 2018|
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Response from markcJ2880EC | Reviewed this property |
The weather is always warm, all year round. I suppose it’s something to do with being close to the equator. 🤣 You may want to take a cardigan or jacket as the persistent breeze although offering a welcome respite from the... More
27 November 2018|
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Response from SharafS | Reviewed this property |
Hi People are very friendly and it's very safe for everyone including women and children . If you get too much attention at the outdoor markets you can just ignore : they won't persist U S dollars and sterling pounds are not... More
28 June 2018|
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Response from zakawakanaky | Reviewed this property |
Yes loads of good fish restaurants and other food restaurants very reasonably priced